Tuesday, October 7, 2008

It's About Time I Got Rid of that Ass

Hi, I'm Working Girl One and I am no longer an assistant.

I was, for a what felt like forever, a sales assistant. Then, I switched departments and became a marketing assistant. For the last month or so, I've been a little drained about my job. My work load gradually increased week after week and I was certainly doing more than assistant work. Pretty much from day one, I have been doing coordinator work. And now I am finally the marketing coordinator.

Three weeks ago my bosses informed me that they were changing my title from marketing assistant to marketing coordinator. However, my title was the only thing changing. My salary would stay exactly the same. While I understand that a change to a higher level title is a great thing for a Working Girl, it looks great on a resume, I knew that I deserved more than I was making.

I wanted to ask for more money, something I've done before, but I wasn't sure how to position myself in this situation. How much to ask for? What to say? Thankfully, I was spared the awkward asking for a raise conversation. A week ago my bosses informed me that they would announce my title change this week and I would also be getting a raise!

Today my promotion was announced and there were congratulations all around. While my work load isn't changing (it's already busting at the seams), this promotion is just what I needed to get excited about work again and give me that extra push to be a stellar Working Girl.

27 comments:

Mrs. Buck said...

congratulations!! This is great news, I too was a sales ass. not long ago - and yes...in our company holiday party slide show it showed a picture of a colleague and myself, and underneath were our names followed by our titles "Sales Ass." So, I feel your glee in getting rid of the ass!

Nicole said...

Congratulations!!! (from one working girl to another)

transienttravels said...

Congratulations!

Hazel said...

Aren't raises the best? Who doesn't love to get more money and get a better title!? Congrats!

The Invisible Student said...

When I saw the title of the post I thought it was going to be about joining a gym or dumping your boyfriend.
Congrats!

Gwen said...

Congrats!!!

Blaez said...

congratulations! that's awesome!!!

Kristi said...

Congrats, WG1!!

LJ said...

CONGRATS on your new title and PAY RAISEEEE YAY!

Mary De Bastos said...

Congrats!!
Way to go!

Jade said...

Woo Fuckin' Hoo!

Bella Anonymous said...

Congrats! That is so awesome. YAY for more money.

Yvonne said...

congrats!

Me! said...

*high five!* Congrats!

CC said...

yay! congrats on the promotion!! and the raise. i'm so jealous of your raise! :)

i've been an advertising assistant for about a year and 2 months now and i'm definitely doing coordinator work as well. i'm sort of scared to ask for a promotion (if they don't offer me one i feel like i should leave, but because of timing i can't...). ANYWAY, just curious how you got the courage to ask for one?

Katie Killary said...

Congrats WG1!

Now if only I could get rid of my ass (and by ass, I mean behind, haha)

Ms. Salti said...

Congrats to you! Extra money and a new title is always great incentive to keep on pushing through it all!

Lauren said...

YEAH! Congratulations! You've earned it!

Cayman's Girl said...

Congrats!! A Raise and some recognition!! GO YOU!!

Downbeat said...

Congratulations! I hope it keeps you energized for awhile. :o)

Janine said...

Congrats! It's a nice feeling when your work is actually recognized and rewarded $$$$$$. :D

GUIA POCKETBLOG said...

KEEP ON ROCKING!!

The Rambling Redhead said...

Congratulations on long loger being an "ass" LOL

Petunia said...

Congratulations on your promotion!!

Mrs. McB said...

Congrats!!!!

Big Red said...

Congrats!

G+D said...

That's so great! Good for you!!