I have worked part-time for nearly fifteen years for a Property Management Company. During a difficult transitional phase this spring, we lost several employees. Beginning in April, I was called upon to fill in full time. Full time employees--in addition to paid time off, insurance coverage and other perks
--are paid a couple dollars more than part-timers. I inquired about a salary adjustment, and the response was that they couldn't understand my issue. Corporate Management rarely replies to emails or answers inquiries. At about this same time, a new onsite director was hired, which was a good thing. As he and the remaining senior fulltime person began to adjust the work schedule for the forseeable future and to establish stability, I was approached about my possible willingness to work four nights/week rather than the two that I had always worked. I accepted. At the same time, the director pointed out that by working 32 hrs/week, I would now be considered a full-time employee, with paid time off. I added, "and a salary increase, I'm sure." He walked away saying, "well, I just don't know about that." I have continued to work full time, between 32 and 40 hrs every week. We finally hired another full-time person, just a couple weeks ago to fill a difficult shift that I had been covering. I know he started at full-time wages
. He lacks previous experience. (He's a very nice person, nothing personal.)
Particulars: We cover the front desk at a condominium 24/7. There are three shifts, 11PM to 7AM, 7AM to 3PM and 3PM to 11PM. I filled in on the 3PM to 11PM until we recently hired a new person. My "home" shift is 11PM to 7AM, and I work Fri, Sat, Sun and Mon nights --and frequently an additional shift, when nec. I am the only woman on staff, and I am 73 and retired from my previous full-time job. This is my fifteenth year with the current company, where I began and continued for years as a part-timer. I have stopped asking or referring to salary adjustment, preferring to keep my head down, work my new extended hours, and lay down a record of schedule and attendance. BTW, my attendance is excellent, the best of any of us, and I am never late, arriving ten to fifteen minutes early each day. I was named Employee of the Month in April, with a $50 Visa gift card. Now, however, no one from Corporate HR has contacted me with any acknowledgement of my changed status, my forthcoming benefits, salary adjustment or perks of any kind. I am trying not to upset myself, continue to do a good job and prepare for some kind of future meeting or confrontation. What should I do?
Thank you so much for your time.