How do I ask for a raise now after my performance review?
February 2, 2014 7:28 AM Subscribe
Our company received salary adjustments at the beginning of the year. Basically what I would consider cost of living adjustments. Maybe mine was slightly higher, but not much. I recently had a performance review but did not ask for the raise I believe I deserve for a couple reasons. Can I do anything about that now?
posted by Amistad to Work & Money (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
This was my first year at the company, so I was not sure how salary adjustments work. I was not expecting the salary adjustment before my performance review, so that seemed to make the situation different. I wondered what to do about asking for another raise.
I had my performance review last week, which happened to come after a day that shook my confidence at work slightly, taking the wind out of my 'asking for a raise' sails. I had planned on discussing a raise, did my research to make my case, but decided against asking after my perceived 'bad day'. In hindsight, it wasn't a bad day and I got a glowing performance review. But I wasn't prepared with my backup to ask for a raise.
I'm going to reach a big milestone this year in my personal development - a license. Next year I will certainly be worth more, on the order of 15-25% more. I think right now I should be making 8-10% more than I am. Any way to discuss a raise with my boss now, or let him know that I definitely deserve more next year? I don't want to seem like an idiot for not doing this at my performance review. I was considering discussing it mid year so he has time to plan for next year's budgeting. The resentment because of this is slowly building.