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How to be proactive and regain control over a ‘dry promotion’ at work

May 3, 2024

In today’s world of constant flux, the dynamics of the workplace are changing too and springing one surprise after the other. The latest one doing the rounds of workplace discussions is the trend of ‘dry promotions’.

Simply put, your employer may reward you with a higher position, a new job title or additional responsibilities. But you do not get the intended pay raise that should have accompanied the promotion.  While this can be disappointing, a dry promotion can help you gain valuable management experience, develop your skills, and expand your resume to aid future career progression. You can see it as a positive investment in your growth potential.

At the same time, some of the cons could include feeling overworked, undervalued or a combination of both, leading to huge dissatisfaction.