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How to ask for a raise?

By safikay ·
I recently proposed, planned, and implemented a company-wide Security awareness workshop that has received nothing but positive feedbacks from the top brass to the mailroom clerk. How can I use this as a leverage during the annual employee evaluations scheduled in the next few weeks. This workshop I put together is usually outsourced to highly paid consultants, but I've worked on this on my off-hours and I even use my personal laptop to conduct the workshops.

My company is also going through a buy-out, so I walking on very thin ice here.

Please help.

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If you are on thin ice

by trockii In reply to How to ask for a raise?

I recommend just asking for a low basic cost of living raise. They are going through a buyout and you don't want to ask for a 10% raise and get denied. Especially the way the job market is now. Maybe once you get off thin ice you can go to your boss and present the facts. Bring up would the project would have cost for consultants, vs your cost. Boss's always like to see how they can save money. :)

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Go for It!

by BFilmFan In reply to How to ask for a raise?

Give yourself a raise by seeking other clients that require security awareness workshops!

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Well your situation isn't the best

by Oz_Media In reply to How to ask for a raise?

YOu have already done it right here. Now firstly, understand that if your company is going through buy-outs, this can work for you or against you.

First it will work for you as it proves your value to the company.

Secondly asking for a raise MAY be the breaking point for you.

Perhaps do it in an evasive manner (only in your particular case). When in the review, bring this up as a personal value. This is WHY the company needs YOU and cannot afford to lose you.
If that is picked up on positively and the questionof future goals and interests comes up, then you can hit them with the, "Due to my ability to....I think I have become an even greater asset to the company, I would like to continue on this path of adding value to my position, if properly rewarded for my work."

Leaving this as a somewhat evasive and open comment will either create interest from the employer and a dialogue in which you can detail your expectations, or it you will get a smile, a thank you for your effort (maybe a pat on the back) and be sent back to work.

In a touchy situation, it's probably best not to push too many buttons, especially consideringit may be FAR worse than they have let on as any good management would be able to conceal the real concerns regarding the company's financial situation. They could be highly stressed and ready to burst, but you wouldn't know it.

Best of luck to you,
OM

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