Dear General Manager:
When you finally confer a job title on employee who has been fighting for it for years, announce it publicly to the rest of the company, then encourage a conversation about an associated increase in salary, it sends a mixed message to said employee when you conclude the negotiations by saying, "You haven't done enough of this type of work to justify my bringing your salary up to the average. My gut says that it isn't realistic to expect that this will be a full-time switch. As a member of the admin team, you are paid very well."
Further, when anyone on your staff (yes, even a member of the admin team) continually forgives your disrespectful tardiness and absence from appointments they have scheduled with you repeatedly over the past month, it's probably a good idea to give your undivided attention to that person when they do finally pin you down. It is not acceptable to interrupt the meeting in which you are telling said employee that they aren't good enough to have the appropriate pay raise by admitting another project team member who is standing outside your door with a piece of paper you have been waiting for. Inviting that person in and chatting about the project for five minutes while staff member who feels like scum of the earth is sitting there waiting to hear the justification for your scorn does not evoke a sense of well-being nor does it boost morale. In the event that such an interruption IS necessary, please try to keep it short, and do not allow project team member to re-enter the room two minutes later because they "forgot to tell you one thing about the client."
If you need a tutorial explaining the benefits of your personal mailbox for receiving hard copy communications, your email account for communicating electronically, or your voice mail for those emergency messages that simply cannot wait, I am sure that blatantly inferior admin staff can accomodate your need, even though you obviously have no use for any of us because we don't have engineering degrees.
Thanks. I'm done.