What is the consensus around applying negotiating leverage in order to get a promotion?
I've asked for a promotion repeatedly, and it has been promised verbally by the end of the year (a year after it was initially scheduled). I'm frustrated.
One of our key team members is leaving, and, while I think it's a shitty thing to do, I'm fairly sure I could force a promotion if I suggest that I could leave. On a related note, I genuinely believe that if there is no threat of a good employee leaving them it's unlikely they will be promoted quickly.
Is there a way to subtly threaten to leave while not burning bridges internally? (Or, am I thinking about this all wrong).