Mark Ritson: The Story of Digital Media Disruption Has Run its Course
Your boss ushers you into her corner office, smiles and then hands you a two-page document. You scan it. It’s your performance review and annual pay rise.
On page one you are scoring a solid B across all the key metrics. Not bad. On the next page is your new salary for 2019. You were on £32,942 when you walked into the office. You’ll be on £33,300 when you walk out. You’ve won a 1% rise. How do you feel?
Probably a mixture of gratitude and disappointment. It is a rise but one that doesn’t even keep pace with inflation. Compared to others in the office who did get a big increase you’ve been hard done by. But there are several colleagues whose bonus has been cut for 2019; one even got the push.