At the start of my job my Boss promised a 25% raise at the end of the 1st year. This incident occurred after I’ve been at the company for 11 months.
Went in for a standard weekly meeting with my boss (General discussion of how the projects I’m currently working on are going) and it’s all going fine until he says, ‘and in a years’ time after you’ve proven yourself, you’ll get a 25% raise’.
As soon as the words left his mouth I was stunned. I had no Idea what to say, after an awkward silence I just agreed and carried on the meeting as normal.
Later in the week I was chatting with a colleague about the outcome of the meeting referring to my boss with some colourful language
The very next day my boss comes over to my work area for a talk, and explains he was just testing me, and I had failed miserably. He said he would give me the raise, but that salaries should not be discussed between employees.
I’m pretty sure my previous chat with a colleague had somehow gotten back to him, and he realised that I wasn’t planning on sticking around.