Promo A Go-Go

Bob Goldman on


Your big new promotion is wonderful news. You definitely deserve your new, supersized salary and juicy executive perks.

Say what?

You didn't get a big new promotion?

Well, there's no reason for that. Or maybe there is.

Meet Gina Belli.


Belli is the author of "10 Reasons You're Not Getting Promoted," a recent post on PayScale's website. I don't have space for all 10 reasons, but let's reason together on five and see if we can find out exactly what -- outside of your poisonous attitude, meager accomplishments and miniscule level of commitment to company goals -- is holding you back.

No. 1: The company is not doing well.

"It's easy to take things personally at work," Belli writes, but the problem may lie with the company, not you.

"Take a good look around," she suggests, "and think about how your company is doing."


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