My current supervisor just told our group that she's leaving the company within the next month.
The typical cycle for annual reviews here is the July/August timeframe.
I want to ask for consideration for a promotion (which we've discussed) or a raise before my current supervisor leaves.
1. New supervisor doesnt know my workload, work habits, etc and may not "grade" the raises accordingly.
2. My position is one of 2 that are key to the functioning of the department. The person in the other position was promoted 2 years ago (he is senior and has more experience, so this was not unexpected or unwarranted).
3. Approximately six months ago, my supervisor mentioned that my performance was very good and that if I was being "courted" by another company, she hoped that I would come to her to discuss increasing my pay, etc.
4. My level of responsibility has increased a good deal over the last three years, but my pay has not kept pace. Most of us have not complained about the lack of raises or the very small increases because there were more than 50 positions cut a few years ago. Our finance department runs on bare bones (a total of 6 people including my supervisor the CFO in a company with over 350 employees), so cutting one person would be a huge burden on the remaining group.
I should add that there are no companies that are "courting" me. I have not been actively looking for a new job since I enjoy working here. I do casually look to see what's available on the job market, but I have not applied for anything in over 4 years.
Thanks for your help and insight!
[This message edited by GabyBaby at 12:38 PM, May 15th (Wednesday)]
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I know that I'm below the median for my job title in our area, but given the added things on my plate over the last three years, I dont think its unreasonable to ask for more.
I've done this for employees when I was leaving a company.
"sell" your value to the company as you would "sell" yourself to a prospective employer. By that- quantify the work that you do and how it supports your group/company. If you create efficientcies (especially cost savings), line those up, be specifc- "I do a good job and never call in sick" won't cut it. That is a base expectation for ANY employee. They want to hear about the over and above stuff.
Bring as many facts, (performance scores, way to go emails, etc) as you can. Bring comp information from as many sources as you can get them from.
best to you-
I had my meeting with my supervisor today.
I went in with a list of things I've accomplished over the last 5 years, salary data, and my various concerns.
She agreed with me. My pay scale is too low. She is submitting a request for a significant increase in my rate! I'll know within the next few days if it is approved, but it looks pretty good.
Thanks so much for your help/advice everyone!