Hey all. I was wondering if I could get your opinion on a matter.
First off, in case by any fluke of luck, someone knows who I am talking about or works with that person. Please note that he has not complained whatsoever and as such dont take it as his complaining.
I have a friend of mine, who took a job up in Anaheim at a law firm. He was hired on a probationary period, which was to terminate on July 15th at which time he was supposed to renegotiate his salary. In my opinon his probationary salary was criminally low, however he wasnt going to complain about it because he was going to get to renegotiate and there arent very many jobs out there.
So I spoke with my friend shortly after his probationary period was to end and asked him how the negotiating went. I knew that they had been working him for 60 - 70hrs/wk and were running him ragged, but he had seemed sure that they were going to more than compensate him when the renegotiation took place. So I asked, and he told me that he had not renegotiated yet, because there had been a problem. Apparently his boss died 4 days before they were to renegotiate.
Since there were 7 other attorneys at the firm, and a whole nightmare of legal and logistical problems with the death of the head of the firm. (The other attorneys are just associates, not partners) SO he told me not to worry about him that he was at least still getting paid and he was better off than most people and what about the guys kids and wife.
So now, its been over a month since he was supposed to negotiate and the internal stuff at the firm should have easily been resolved. My friend's salary still has not been renegotiated. I asked him what was going on and whether he had benefits or anything and he got all defensive about it.
So here is where I need your opinions. To me, it screams that he is being taken advantage of and that he is going to get screwed. All he ever does is inquire about my fiances job and whether or not she has gotten raises because she started at her job 3-4 months before him. When you ask him what he is going to do, he gets really defensive and annoyed. The thing is he brings up the jobs, not me. So what does everyone here think?