I am a professional in my late 30s. I had my year end review in work this week. I got a top rating. I’m the only one in my team to get that. I have had a good year and worked hard for it.
What bothered me is that my boss got very defensive when I tried to initiate a conversation about pay.
At the end of the conversation he said he hoped to see me smiling more than I had done in this meeting/ Zoom call.