So I have a slight discrepancy at work, when it comes to pay. I just started at a new job Monday. On the 2nd day, I got a little "Welcome to Phase II" packet. But then there was a sheet that said what my hourly pay would be. The thing is, the guy who hired me (one of the Engineers put in charge of finding a new employee) and interviewed me told me they are willing to give me 10% more than that, because of the extra skills I have which they did not expect, mainly machining. So I accepted the job based on a 10% pay increase, relative to where I was before.
I asked the HR lady about this, and she said she had no idea, and that the president told her what to put down. So it sounds like the engineer didn't tell the president that I would be hired for 10% more than the normal, starting rate. I feel like I am entitled to what the Engineer said, because I never once met the president, and I took the job based on that.
The HR lady said she is pretty sure I will get what the engineer told me if he told me that, and that she will "follow up on it". I have not heard anything back though.
1. Am I actually right, in that I should get what the engineer told me?
2. Would it be appropriate to follow up on this, just ask the HR lady if everything is set yet? All of employee payments are handled by a separate company called ADP total source, so she would have to notify them about a different pay rate.