At Fortune, Vickie Elmer on dealing with an invisible promotion. An excerpt:
Maura finally worked up her courage and asked to be recognized for the work she'd been doing. She gave her manager two options: promote her to art director or split up the extra work she'd been handling among several people. She got the promotion, though it took months for her raise, about 2%, to come through. "It wasn't the pay increase to match the title," Maura says. She wants to tackle that this year, but for now she is negotiating on deadlines for projects from other departments, and she has finally convinced her boss to hire a freelance designer to help.