Although its not unheard of for consulting firms to drop pretty big raises, especially on top performing junior staff that they want to keep around.
45k + bonus is low unless you get overtime (or the bonus is huge)...but after a year you can see where they go with it. If you can't get it to where you want it, you've got a year of experience to shop around with.
Yeah I understand completely.
I honestly wish I could say I would be 1000 percent motivated to grind it out, but this job seems quite strenuous, learning VBA, learning to use Stata to an EXTREMELY high degree. Although, I am in charge of client accounts in the entirety, so I do get the responsibility of a usual Senior Associate as an Analyst, which I feel is good experience, but good experience is only as good as the money it makes me.
I wish I could say I'm gonna bust my butt for this, but its hard to have that mentality when the salary is so low. But I'll continue I guess to network the best I can try and find that lateral move.
When do you think would be the earliest I could ask for a raise? Given I was a top performer and especially given that the salary is so low and barely covers the cost of living in ATL