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Waiting for management to make good on promises

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Q. Nine months ago, I took a smaller raise in return for a promise that I’d get better, higher-profile assignments. I was told that I could rise faster by proving myself in high-visibility jobs, so I agreed to forgo money for long-term gain. I’m still waiting for the chance to step out and get more exposure. How long should I wait?

A. That depends on the deal. Hopefully, you didn't agree to a vaguely worded “promise” that your boss can blow off. It’s fine to take a smaller raise if you receive concrete benefits in return, such as a coveted assignment on a cross-departmental team or a chance to learn a new, career-enhancing skill. But if your boss did not commit to a timetable and did not mention specific assignments, then it sounds like you might be in for a long wait. In any case, don’t nag or pester your boss. Instead, propose ways you can increase your contribution and participate on more visible, valuable projects. Make it easy for your boss to say yes and follow through.

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