That moment you walk into your boss's office, and he has a smile on his face, you know there's something good to come. Or at least you know you're not in trouble... again!
Yes – it's promotion time. All your hard work, all your exhausting hours, all your office meltdowns, it was all worth it because things are about to change in a big way.
The idea of a promotion makes you excited because you'll be getting more... More work, of course, but more recognition too. More responsibility but, best of all, more money.
But what happens when you just get more of the first, and none of the second. What if you get more work, more responsibility, more pressure – without more recognition, benefits or money.
That promotion becomes a pain in the ASS, and that excited, naive face of yours drops to a disappointed frown.
I mean, what's the point of a promotion when you're still left at the bottom of the ladder?
Well, here's what happens when you get a promotion WITHOUT the rise... or the title... or the benefits...