First post :) I just wanted to say, this is a neat forum and great podcasts for people stepping into management as well as more experienced managers.
I just got my promotion to manager (yay), but when I was given the promotion letter, the raise associated it with the promotion was much less than expected. And let me explain, this is not because I have unrealistic expectations. I did my research beforehand and know the range that should be expected to this level. As a reference, my promotion to my previous level (obviously lower than this one) had a higher raise. The rule of thumb as my company is the higher the level, the higher the raise.
This was why when I was given the promotion letter, I was kind of taken off guard and could not come up with a good way to ask. Since I am given a promotion and a raise, the last thing I want to give off is a negative vibe or this person is already creating trouble before any contributions.
My intent is to genuinely understand the reasoning for the low raise. Was it a result of company performance, lower budget?
My question to you guys is:
1. Should I even bring it up?
2. How should I bring it up without coming across negative or trouble maker because as stated, I genuinely want to understand why and not trying to complain