(Closed) Wanting to ask for a raise!

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
1659 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Do you have a  regular “touch base” or 1:1 with your supervisor?  If you don’t, ask for a meeting.  If your company doesn’t have a career path for you, suggest a new title for yourself and write your job description.  Include everything that you do, and even any new responsibility taht you would want to take on.  Ask your supervisor and HR to consider promoting you to this new position, and if they agree ask how your salary would be adjusted.  If they aren’t open to this, you’ve taken the first steps to writing an awesome new resume – start shopping for a new job!

Post # 5
1423 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

@Ellegee:  Yes. 

Another good thing to do is to frame the conversation in a certain way.  If you haven’t had a meeting in a while, you can ask for one, not to “demand a raise” (wink wink), but to “see if there is anything you can do to improve your performance”.  Be sure to have looked up what your official duties are for your job description, what your actual, daily duties are, and to match these with the description (and pay range) of a different position, so that you can point out any discrepencies.  Be sure to walk into the meeting with clear goals in mind.  Then you can always ask what you should be doing in addition in order to reach those goals.  It’s a way to go into these meetings that is not combative, but trying to be a good, productive employee.  It will also give you a sense of what to expect in the future, or encourage you to  look for a new job.  Always keep that resume updated and ready to go.

Women get paid less then men, in part, becaues they aren’t willing to ask for more.  Stick up for yourself!!  (They will also get offered lower starting salary for the same resume, studies have shown.)

Post # 6
23602 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Oops, look like this is a double post! I’m going to close this one – please go here to comment:

Wanting to ask for a raise!


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