I am planning to ask my empolyer tomorrow for a pay rise and I am wondering if anyone has any advice. I have never asked an employer before for a pay rise. I know the small IT company I work for charges me out at 4 times per day what I get paid and also I win business for them and I am crucial in the delivery of new business. I also found out today that a company will sign up to services with the company I work for if I am technical lead on the project.
I know I have to ask and this is my moment but I am not very good at asking for anything. I have a meeting already scheduled with my boss.
There aren't any rules.. you just have to ask.... if yuo feel under-valued then you always have the option leave. Maybe consider starting up your own business..?
Its a tough world out there and now isn't a good time to be asking for a pay rise I would guess....
Best of luck though....
Keep it realistic.. there will be a 'market rate' and that's what you should aim at... other options could be more holiday or other benefits that don't actually cost cash....
good advice so far..
I would add:
Good advice from everyone. I'd also suggest going into that meeting prepared with examples and initiatives that you're doing which justify a pay rise - this will make it easier for your Manager to go up the chain. In my function - it's reviewed every 6 months but it's also a pain to get it sorted and anything approved/validated without showing proven examples and practices.
Thanks all again for the great advice.
I had the meeting with the IT director yesterday and put forward my case. He had already prepared a new job role and extra responsibilities for me ready for the 1-2-1 but what was missing was any talk about salary. I think he really thought I was going to take on the new role (which I am already doing anyway) and just say thank you.
I opened the meeting by saying I have something I need to clear up before we started and away I went. I was told today that he will have information for me this afternoon or Monday so I will wait and see. The devil will be in the detail and I am sure the company will want some clause to retain me for 12 months should they agree to anything (he said as much in the meeting).
I might take the all or nothing advice and find another job so I have that up my sleeve should things not go to plan.
@Kev - Any news so far? I hope that it works out well.
@Vet51 - I agree with you to an extent but it's finding something on your own and being able to "handle" self employment. It's never the easy way to go.
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