Should I Ask for a Raise on my Anniversary

posted 3 years ago in Career
  • poll: Should I ask for a raise at one year?
    Yes, ask for what you want : (10 votes)
    27 %
    No, just be grateful for your last increase : (24 votes)
    65 %
    other. Explain. , . : (3 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    22125 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I think you may be pushing it a bit because you so recently saw a pay increase.

    I guess my question would be – do you have any reason to ask for more pay aside from just how long you’ve been there? I know a year can feel like such a long time to us, but in the eyes of our employers, it’s really not that long yet. So I’m just asking if you have reasons aside from it being your one-year mark?

    Also, do you know how pay increases usually occur at your company? To me at least, it’s a pretty big deal to get a raise within the first year!

    I’m only advising caution because unfortunately, we lose a lot of our leverage once we accept a job and a salary. And you don’t want to put yourself in an awkward situation with your boss, you know?

    Post # 4
    11391 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I think it is probably too early to ask for another raise, but maybe not too early to raise the topic of a raise. For example, maybe tell them that you’re really enjoying your position and feel like you’re doing well and you’d like to know what types of things you could do to become more valuable to the company and earn future raises. I think letting them know that you want to be upwardly mobile is appropriate for a 1 year review, especially if you’re couching it in terms of— how can I EARN this. Not just, I put in a 1 year give me more money plz.


    Post # 5
    917 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I think it would depend on whether you’re getting an annual review on your anniversary and/or whether you’ve taken on any additional responsibilities lately. If not, I’d wait.

    Post # 6
    9412 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @SincerelyShe:  Depends what company policy is. I am a hiring manager, and we have formal reviews (annually) where we give raises. We do not give raises at any other time…so you could ask me all you wanted and even present me with a business case – it would make no difference. If you just got a raise, I wouldn’t ask for another one unless you can prove the value you’re adding.  

    Post # 7
    15019 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @CorgiTales:  thats really great advice.

    @SincerelyShe:  Its been talked about for years that women have a tendency to make less money because we are not as forward to ask for raises. Considering the economy, I would take Corgi’s advice and put yourself out there and at least find out what the road map is to more money.

    Post # 8
    2546 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    if you can show actual facts as to why you deserve a raise, do it.

    nobody gets fired for asking. but you need cold hard facts.

    Post # 9
    10384 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    10% is a huge increase at only 6 months in. I’d wait until after at least your yearly review, possibly until 1.5-2 years in to try and re-negotiate.

    Post # 11
    365 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    You should ask for a raise when you feel you have shown that a raise is warranted. This may go against company policy. I am teacher, so we don’t get to ask for raises, but my FH owned a pizza place and gave out raises earned. He then changed careers and started out sat a starting wage. He is very good at his job and has made incredible progress, he has had an increase of over 7 dollars per hour in 18 months…. He asks for a raise when he feels has earned it.

    Post # 12
    462 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I think it may be a bit too early 🙁 But it’s awesome you got a 10% increase at 6 months!!

    Post # 13
    2057 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

    Um.. you should be happy with 10%. My raise is performance-based and I only got 3% annual raise, which is the minimum inflation-rate increase adjustment in Canada.

    You might need a proactive performance plan and let your supervisors/managers evaluate you before you can justify another raise.

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