My company issued a wage freeze effective 12/1/08 through the duration of 2009. I am due for an increase in the first week of December (this salary action has been planned since Jan08). My salary action has been cancelled.
I have two issues. First, I feel that my performance merits a pay increase. I am a consistent top performer; I have gotten this feedback directly from my manager. Second, I'm concerned about my future in a company that does not reward top performers.
Taking the immediate concern first: 1) How does an effective manager respond to this? 2) How can I approach HR and try to reinstate my pay increase?
This situation was very unexpected and I'm not sure how to move forward.
Thanks in advance (and sorry for long post).