Wtf do I do now?

Microsoft / Acctg K1256
Jun 19 18 Comments

I took a position at Microsoft as a vendor 6 months ago at a very low pay with the understanding it would go up by after the end of fiscal year. Was just told today that I did get a “raise” but it’s nowhere near enough. Wtf do I do now? I would like to stay at Microsoft but it looks like my only option is to find a new job that actually pays fairly. Is the 6 mo. Going to look bad on my resume?

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  • Amazon Bill.
    It is fine to change jobs. You have to pay your bills first. You would be leaving for more pay, which anyone should understand.
    Contract or vendor positions are expected to be shorter term.
    Jun 19 0
  • Wayfair sqlg81
    Most likely. I think you have to stick with it for a year at least.
    Jun 19 10
    • Wayfair sqlg81
      Did you try to have this exact conversation with HR/manager? You don't lose anything by giving it a shot especially if they promised higher pay.
      Jun 19
    • Microsoft / Acctg K1256
      OP
      The vendor company is refusing to budge on their 40% share of the contact price, so they went to my manager and asked for a increase in budget. My manager has no idea how much I make and legally she can’t know.
      Jun 19
    • New zombo
      Well, fuck. That is rough. But I don't know if you can afford the risk of finding a new "better" job in such a short time. After all, MS's job is not killing you right? I still suggest find a way to eat cheap, find a cheaper cell phone plan, cancel subscriptions and maybe, just maybe, return your car.
      Jun 19
    • Microsoft / Acctg K1256
      OP
      I don’t need a new job immediately, but I think I should start applying immediately and try to find something better. I’m honestly just pissed at the vendor company. I think it’s ridiculous that they take 40% and give almost no benefits.
      Jun 19
    • New zombo
      I worked at a vendor company before and I think 40% or whatever is their core business model. I don't think it's worth it to get mad at something you can't change/negotiate.

      Anyways, immediate applying for job definitely works. Just don't affect your MS job in any way. You said youself MS has no idea how much you make. So they will not understand you if they find out you are leetcoding at work or something like that.

      You will get back to your feet. Good luck!
      Jun 19
  • Facebook / Eng mturtle
    Having one job on resume for 6 months is not bad. Only if you have a couple that it looks really bad.
    Jun 19 1
    • Microsoft / Acctg K1256
      OP
      My last job was over 2 years. I mean at this point I dont really have any other choice.... it sucks though.
      Jun 19
  • Oath Atinlay2
    You’re a contractor! Be happy with what you have and look for a permanent position of you don’t like it.
    Jun 19 2
    • Microsoft / Acctg K1256
      OP
      because I’ve clearly been sitting on my ass not looking for a permanent position??? I have expressed to my manager multiple times that I am looking to be an FTE. Issue is we don’t have headcount - and neither do the three other hiring managers I’m qualified to work under. There has been one position open below manager in the past year, and it was filled before I got here.
      Jun 19
    • Oath Atinlay2
      That’s how it goes!
      Jun 19
  • Microsoft / Eng JfQS43
    Why don’t you just change vendor companies? Some vendor agencies completely screw you over in terms of pay but others don’t. A few people on my team did that and increased their salaries. Dm me if you want to talk about it.
    Jun 19 0

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