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What to Do If You're Offered a Dry Promotion | Queer Money Ep 496
Episode 4969th April 2024 • Queer Money®: How Gay People Do Money • Queer Money
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What are dry promotions and how do they harm marginalized communities more?

This is Queer Money episode #496, and today we’re sharing how your boss could get you to work more for less and what you should do about it.

Topics Covered:

  • How dry promotions are defined as promotions that come without a raise
  • The problem with being given additional responsibilities without additional authority
  • 6 reasons to decline a dry promotion at work
  • How dry promotions impact employee morale and retention
  • Why a dry promotion can throttle your career progression and lead to burnout
  • 5 ways dry promotions hurt LGBTQ+ people and minorities
  • How dry promotions perpetuate marginalization, stifle authenticity and exacerbate inequality
  • The mental health impacts of dry promotions on marginalized communities
  • Why women, LGBTQ+ people and other minorities are more likely to accept a dry promotion
  • How to maintain your professionalism and decline a dry promotion graciously
  • When it makes sense to accept a dry promotion as a steppingstone for advancement
  • Accepting a dry promotion under the condition of revisiting the salary increase

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