Should I request an increase in pay?

posted 7 days ago in Career
Post # 2
791 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Yes, ask.  I can’t give you an opinion on wether you should ask for % or number value but choose a bit higher than you think they’ll go, or what will make it worth the extra work to you and let them haggle down.  3% a year pay increase happens for many companies for cost of living raise, personally I would go with 5x that much for this and haggle down.

Post # 3
8620 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I would ask but unless you’re currently hurting for work and don’t have enough to keep yourself busy then I’d go for more than 5%. Assuming you are a 40 hour week you’d be effectively increasing your workload by 50%! 

Post # 4
1546 posts
Bumble bee

It’s very difficult to get a raise once you’ve been hired unless you’re getting a promotion.

Post # 5
15 posts
  • Wedding: January 2016

You should absolutely be asking for a raise, and very much expect to get one. The company will be saving a lot by having you perform this role, so you should certainly be compensated for it. 

I’d prefer not to dictate how much of a raise you want, see what they suggest – they may offer more than you are planning to ask for. At the same time, do have a figure in mind, so that if they push you for a number, you can calmly and confidently state it. 

I’d be asking for more than 5% FYI 

Post # 6
849 posts
Busy bee

mavericksmom34 :  How did this go? I hope you asked for a lot more than 5%!

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