(Closed) When & How do I ask for a raise at new job?

posted 4 years ago in Career
Post # 3
Member
7978 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Unless you were hired on at a “training” rate or something along those lines, I think one month is a bit early to be asking for a raise already…

Post # 4
Hostess
7564 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I wouldn’t ask for a raise via email.

Secondly, like Westwood said, it’s not appropriate to ask for a raise immediately unless you were on some sort of temporary rate. In that case, they would probably give you a raise after your review. 

Post # 5
Member
822 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

it’s not professional to ask for a raise after a month.  just because you want to work less hours at your other job is not good enough reason for a raise.  i had an employee tell me that she needed a raise because she moved into a more expensive home.  not a good reason.  do you feel that in the month you’ve been at the job, you’ve made a meaningful contribution? 

Post # 6
Member
11760 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

No it’s not professional to ask for a raise via email. What industry do you work in?

you need to come In with legitimate reasons why you deserve the raise and provide evidence to support it. because you want to cut back hours at your other job to have free time isn’t a good reason for asking for a raise (at least not in the eyes of your boss)

Post # 9
Member
822 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@canthugallcats:  in that case i would ask my boss about scheduling a 30 day review.  i have weekly check-in meetings with my boss so i would ask if we could do it then.  i don’t like emails for certain sensitive things so i would ask my boss in person about scheduling my review but i understand that your boss if really busy and you might not be able to ask in person.  so in your shoes, i would send an email and ask when is a good time to schedule a review.

Post # 10
Hostess
7564 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

@canthugallcats:  I didn’t realize you guys already talked about it, that makes a big difference. Still, if the choices are possibly being considered rude by talking money over email or waiting a week and a half for a raise, I’d choose the latter. 

Post # 11
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2288 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

Wait 11 more months and if they don’t give you a raise on your yearly eval then you can ask for one

Edit: nevermind I just read your update. I would still wait until face to face.

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