Do I ask for a raise?
March 4, 2014 8:31 PM Subscribe
Do I ask for a raise? My long-term contract is being renewed for the second time, and for the second time on the "same terms", i.e. no increase in my hourly rate. I'm torn between asking for a raise because "I should" - my role and responsibilities have expanded greatly over time - and accepting the offer because, well, I'm not going to leave over this and based on my cursory knowledge of similar positions elsewhere I'm still paid competitively. And I don't want to make a fuss.
posted by scribbler to Work & Money (16 answers total)
-A full-time employee in a position equivalent to mine would make what works out to a lower annual salary, because my hourly puts me above the position's pay grade. Then again I have no benefits, although I'm in Canada so essential healthcare is covered (but not things like prescription drugs, disability, dental, etc.).
-I've talked to my team lead about this, who's indicated that at my current rate I make more than anyone else on the team (who are mostly full-time employees), a claim I necessarily take with a grain of salt. Team Lead also indicated that this rankles Senior Team Lead, who doesn't like how much I make.
-Overall, the work environment is pretty good.
Am I just giving in if I accept the offer? I feel kind of like I don't want to create stress/confrontation. Should I just accept and start looking for my next move?