I have recently been put into an unfortunate situation that I am sure I will encounter plenty of times in my life (I'm 25) and I am sure is common among many workers. Here is some background: I graduated a few years ago and was immediately hired full time for a small family run manufacturing business. I was appreciative of the pay and the chance to prove myself considering my grades coming out of my state school were not the best. During my time here I have done many things, improved many aspects of the company, and learnt alot. I am pretty good with computers and took computer science in college so along with the accounting work I did, I would help with any computer problem that I could. Anyway, a few months ago our sister company was sold and with the sale went some of our employees, one of them being my direct supervisor/boss, the controller of the company. Since he has been gone I have assumed all of his responsibilities as well as taking care of my normal work, and also assuming the management position of pretty much the whole current office (about 7 or 8 people in the office). Now, previously, under the direction of our old owner (brother in law of our new owner) I had been kinda pushed off with my reviews/raises for the past 2 years. I had received one raise (imo I was slighted, but I did not complain and it did not detract from my work ethic or work production accuracy/timeliness) and that was one year after my original hire. Since then I have received no salary increase or annual review of my work. I have talked with our new owner more than once about a review/salary increase due to my increased responsibilities and I get told that we will definitely get to it and that he just has to talk to the other owners (which with the way things are going around here currently, I doubt will ever really happen) about it. I have prepared documents showing what my job title (controller) should be and the responsibilities related to the position. I have previous salary data for what my boss was getting paid (I don't think I should use this in negotiations though but would definitely like to somehow) and two printouts of salary medians for my position for my zip code. I plan on asking for slightly less than my boss was getting because the workload has decreased slightly due to the sale of the sister company and because I do not have the same experience he did despite the fact that I feel I do have the same, if not more, knowledge of the company and it's activity. This would put me well below the median and even the 10% of my area but to me the salary would be great, as well as the experience being shown on my resume. I am a fair guy and I think this is fair. Well here is my problem. I keep getting pushed off. Excuses made. Owner(s) never in. Always leaving early. Yet the only thing that doesn't get pushed off is them (the owner and the vice pres [I guess?]) giving me more work, more deadlines to make, and expecting more of me. I am starting to get very stressed and upset and I have a HUGE feeling of underappreciation for what I have done, can do, and will do for this company. I am always on time. Always leave on time. I do not over use my personal or vacation days and I have never had a problem with any coworker in this office ever. Basically I do it all for this company and I am being paid peanuts and still even if I got the raise I am asking for (and KNOW I will not get) would still be vastly underpaid for what I do here. I guess it is just a rant but if anyone can offer any stories from their life or any suggestions on how to handle this without pulling all of my (remaining) hair out of my head I would be much appreciative. It is nice to let go of this rant here and see what comes back. If there is any other information needed please let me know. Thanks for listening OT.