Proper etiquette for an unsolicted merit raise
July 18, 2012 2:48 PM Subscribe
What is proper "thank you" etiquette when given an unsolicited raise based on merit?
I lack social skills so honestly don't know what is appropriate here. My immediate manager--who was until recently a teammate--worked with my previous manager--who is now his manager--to push for a raise. I didn't ask for this and certainly did not expect it. $EMPLOYER, while financially sound, has been in a hiring freeze posture and in the last twelve months went through two rounds of "actions." I'm pretty sure there was no budget for this kind of thing.
Reportedly my metamanager had some loose change floating around his budget and decided to throw it my way. Definitely feels like I should do something to express my gratitude (beyond profuse verbal thank yous) but I don't know what, if anything, is appropriate.