I am not for sure that my questions are 100% appropriate for this Lounge, but this is the closest that I have found. I apologies if it is not.
I am in a strange situation. About 6 months ago, I acquired a position in IT at a relatively small company. There employ a couple hundred employees over 3 countries. In this, the main location, they have had two IT people for a while. One was normally the manager and the other was like a technician. The manager moved to another job, and the technician took over the IT department. However, the company wanted to save money and made a lower job title to give him. Except for a couple small tasks, it is the same job.
I was hired to replace the technician. I have a Bachelor's Degree, and am perfectly capable of doing the job. Everyone was told that I was going to take that position. For the most part, me and my coworker were equals. The president of the company even referred to us as equals several times. I started with a probationary wage and was told that I would receive my actual pay after the 90 day probationary period. During that period, i was trained to do the same job as my co-worker. Then, Five months into the position, they finally gave me my 90 day review. They gave me a raise that was virtually nothing and lowered my title to "IT Assistant". They swore it was that way all along though.
The duties for these two positions haven't changed, but they are lesser job titles and less pay.
I expressed my feelings to the president of the company, and he actually compared me to "a person that mows lawn." Why would a company even offer that position to a person with a Bachelor's Degree in the field is mind boggling to me.
My question is, what can I do in this situation? I have done the work, but they aren't paying me what they promised. I am already looking for another position. I just want what is owed to me. Do I have a chance?