I have been with my company for 23 years, the first 21 as an individual contributor. About 18 months ago our department reorganized and I was given two directs and the responsibilities that go along with them. This is a "working manager" position so I kept all my old duties, while the new responsibilities added (conservatively) 30% to my load.There was no change in title or compensation at the time. Nine months in to my new responsibilities I had my annual review, and the merit increase and bonus were exactly the same as I had received the year before when I was an individual contributor.
Something about this feels fundamentally unfair. If I had gone to management and asked for a 30% raise they would have demanded justification. When management assigns me 30% more work there should be some consideration in exchange.
It's not about the money. But I keep comparing my current situation against the alternate universe where I remained an individual contributor and got the same level of compensation for less work. So it just feels like I have been somewhat taken advantage of.
Am I being naive or selfish? Is this what I should expect now that I am in the world of management ("Welcome to 'They'")? Or is this really as out of balance as it feels?