Tuesday, May 30, 2017

I'm asking for a raise

I got promoted a few weeks ago...I think. It wasn't apparent at first that it was a promotion, more like a reorganization. But in the time since, it's clear that there will be a lot of new responsibilities handed over, as my new boss is not going to provide the same kind of leadership and strategic planning for my department that my old boss did, and it will fall to me. This is actually fine with me - I know and like my new boss and I'm open to the challenge - but it does put me in the weird position of feeling like I DID in fact get promoted, except I got no new title or salary increase to go along with it, so now I have to ask for it. I've never asked for a raise before so it's making me a little nervous.

I have a great track record to go in with (like double-digit percent sales growth, major cost-saving measures, and great reviews from my direct reports) as well as these added responsibilities to point to. I plan to ask for a 10% raise, which will bump me up over six figures (woo hoo!). And I plan to do it next week.

And now that I've put it out into the world, you know I have to go through with it! Wish me luck!


  1. Woohoo! I asked for a riase last year and it was nerve racking but paid off. Good luck!


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