Thursday, June 11, 2009

raise

get out!

i just had a meeting with my boss and it was normal. i didn't leave steaming.

last week i wrote her an email asking for a raise. i felt confident that i could get a pay increase. the other native english teacher left unexpectedly and my boss called to ask me to pick up more students. she also asked if i could refer a friend. she later asked me to give her my materials that i use with my students (all the current events articles that i find online and my english magazines).

in my email to her, i stated the reasons why i deserved a raise and i told her that with the raise i would email her all the articles i used with my students (once i exhausted the articles) and i would give her all my used magazines that i'm finished with.

she was the one who made several attempts to schedule this meeting and today we met in a cafe. she not only agreed to the raise (just a little less than i asked for but that's ok because i made the request higher than i thought was needed, so she actually met the amount i wanted), so anyway she agreed to the raise and paid me half my salary for last month before i even asked for it.

after we discussed the money she told me that my students are all happy with me which was really nice to hear from her, since she's never given me praise. she also asked how i was, if i had a roommate and if my family visited. when i answered her, she seemed truly interested in my response. she didn't interrupt me or say anything crazy. it was just a nice conversation like she tells me to have with my students.

money spent today
1.10 pesos f/ subte
2.50
pesos f/ 2 medialunas
1.10
pesos f/ subte
2.50
pesos f/ a pack of plain m&ms
1.10
pesos f/ subte
1.10
pesos f/ subte

5 comments:

Nancy said...

that is awesome and quite surprising (not about you but about HER)!

steve300 said...

Are you doing any Salsa? Miss you at the REEF. Enjoying your blog.

yillabean said...

nancy: i was surprised too, even though i thought i was in a good position to ask her. yeah.

steve: i'm so glad your following my blog. i miss tuesday's at the reef. i haven't been salsaing here much. it starts much much later, i have early classes and i also have to take a taxi there (with my spanish the taxista thinks they can drive me in circles so i have to be on guard), but i do miss it a lot.

krebiz said...

yay!
more dollahs and more respect! just what any girl needs :)

steve300 said...

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