This is the last of the series. I heard back from the boss man about what could be done. Apparently the best they could was to put me in the 25% percentile of a person with 2 year less experience than me (according to Salary.com). For my current experience, I’d say it’s probably around the 10% percentile. It’s a weird feeling to make more money and be even more unhappy than I was the day before. I suppose it’s because I feel I used my one “ask for a raise” card for at least a year.
For a little while, I’ve been turning away recruiters. Now I think I will start to listen.