Post # 1
You all are always SO helpful. A little backstory, I was rehired by my old job for a new role in October 2019 after working there for about 3 years a little while ago. I was rehired to do a new position from what I used to do. We have a part time (20 hour) older lady who handles our seminars who just put in her notice of retirement in March (please note, this is the only thing she handles-so it takes about 20 hours a week.) They have been briefly talking about transitioning me into handling her responsibilties along with my current workload. Do you think I would be in the right to ask for some sort of increase of salary? If so, should it be 5% or an actual number increase, or anything else? I am unfamiliar how this normally works. I am concerned they might try to lump it in with “other duties as assigned” Any and all help/advice is greatly appreciated!!
Post # 2
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
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
It’s very difficult to get a raise once you’ve been hired unless you’re getting a promotion.
Post # 5
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
mavericksmom34 : How did this go? I hope you asked for a lot more than 5%!