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Submission + - Out of control Job Responsibilities 5

greymond writes: I was originally hired as an Online Content Producer to write articles for a company website as well as start up the company’s social media outlets on Facebook and Twitter. With budget cuts and layoffs I ended up also taking over the website facilitation for three of the company’s websites (they let go of the current webmaster). During this time the company has been developing a new website and I was handed the role of pseudo project manager to make sure the developer stayed on course with the projects due date. Now that we’re closer to launch the company has informed me that they don’t have the budget or staff in place to set up the web server and have tasked me with setting up the LAMP and Zend App on an Amazon EC2 setup, which while it’s been years since I worked this much with Linux I’m picking it up and moving things along. Needless to say I want to ask for more money, as well as more resources, as well as a better title that fits my roles, but what is the best way to go about this? Of course my other thought is that I'd much rather go back to writing and working with marketing than getting back into IT.
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  • Though I've never been in this position, I found the suggestions on http://workawesome.com/your-job/reality-breakdown-raises-on-lowered-budgets/ [workawesome.com] informative. If you don't want to leave your job, some better perks might be a good starting point. Of course you could get your employer to hire a coop code monkey to do some of this stuff if they're looking for cheap labour.
  • well put your foot down .
    pay me more ,and more staff or i quit .

  • If you want to work for a start up, expect to be a Renaissance man.

    And expect to reap the rewards of working in a start up - from stock options to greater choice in your daily work environment.

    If you're not already reaping the rewards (or they're not enough to be worth moving towards work you don't enjoy) start pounding the pavement. There's no room in a start up, no room at all, for someone who doesn't want to fill in wherever the need is greatest.

  • First: It (normally) doesn't hurt to ask. So, if you are on good terms with your Employer, bring it up. But, make sure you know what you're worth and that you could make the same elsewhere. Are you sure you're not valuable mostly because you are inexpensive? If so, maybe the experience you are getting is worth more than the raise. If this is your first Project Management position, figure out how to measure your success now, and knock it out of the park. Then you'll not only be bargaining with "what wo

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