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Should I ask for a raise ?

By afrans ·
11 months ago I have been hired at a small bank as a IT Project Leader. Since 5 months ago they have also assigned me as the manager of the IT operations department consisting of 5 people and I am still the IT Project Leader. My question is do I need to ask for a raise and what strategy should I choose to get this raise ?

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Should I ask for a raise ?

by chocotechstuff In reply to Should I ask for a raise ...

As far as I know if you are promoted or giving another task they should give you an increase.

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by highlander718 In reply to Should I ask for a raise ...

you definitely have to ask for it. First of all you need to ask for an one to one with your imediate superior, and go trough your achievements during this 11 month. You can even sugest that it was kind of a probation period (even if a long one) and by them promoting you your understanding is that they are happy. Usually there should've been a small raise after the first 3-6 month anyway but know you should expect a significant one as your job is automatically in another wage category. Not to mention that after a year you should normaly have an appraisal interview (or performance review - you can ask for one) with your superior.
Actualy it's so obvious that you deserve a raise that you just have to go for it :-)

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by PENGUINSRULE In reply to Should I ask for a raise ...

Your focus has to be on the change/increase in job responsibilities. You may also want to check with your HR department to see if there is such a position as IT Operations Manager, and what the pay/requirements are. Assuming that is a higher levelposition you can say that you've been in this role for some time, and perhaps all that is necessary for a raise is a position change which accounts for your raise. Most likely that's what will have to happen. If you do it in terms of your present position as Project Leader, then most likely all you'll be eligible for is a merit increase based on the work that you've done as a project leader and these additional responsibilities help you get that, but it may not be the percentage you may want. hope this helps.

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Should I ask for a raise ?

by mm212 In reply to Should I ask for a raise ...

I would either track down or write up all the job duties you were expected to perform in the position you were hired for. This includes duties you would have eventually been trained on, even if you didn't get to them yet. I'd then track down or write up all the job duties that you are now expected to perform. The difference between the two, plus the fact that you have been there practically a year tells me that you deserve a raise and at least somewhat more than a cost-of-living increase.

How you present it and make your argument is more of a personal thing, in my opinion.

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by Maelgwyn In reply to Should I ask for a raise ...

An easy on - yes you should

Ask your boss and see what he says. Normally they are reasonable, and you can say you will even take a probation period to get it. ie do the job for another 2 mths, and if your performance is high enough, then they give it to you.

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