- 7 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
So…. here is my problem….
My job now, I LOVE. I seriously do. I get tons of perks – work from home, company paid phone, tax breaks for home office, no gas money or car maintenance since Im home all day every day, 401K match which is hard to come by these days, blah blah blah. Let my mom tell it, I have the perfect job right now.
I received an offer last week from a competitor – for 10K more than I make now! Same health benefits, no 401K match, no paid phone, slight travel……
So now I am in a tough spot. Money is enticing…. VERY. Considering at my current job, I have not had a pay raise in 3 years <– depressing. And not for lack of performance as I got promoted last year, without a pay raise.
I have never before asked an employer for a raise. Frankly, I am overpaid for my position considering I have no degree in my field. Then again, we got annual increases in all my other jobs.
I am in no way ungrateful for my current job/position. I know I could be in a worse situation. And I know there are many others who are unemplyed or under-employed. But how do I politely ask for an increase in pay? My boss and I have worked closely together for 5 years, even before I took this current position. We worked together for a different competitor 3 years ago and she brought me with her to this current job. (All the competitiveness! sheesh, i work in healthcare, hence the competition).
I dont want to leave my job – but how do you say – give me a much needed raise or I quit…………?
Please dont bash me for seeming ungrateful for what I do have…. I am no where near ungrateful. I really do love my job, but everyone wants to earn more money in the long run, especially when its doing the same thing you do now but just for a different company.