I've never asked for a pay raise before. How should I go about doing it?
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!Me - 41
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