Asking for a Raise
December 24, 2003 8:20 AM Subscribe
I need tips on how to ask for a raise at a job I started three months ago. I'm overworked and underpaid in the advertising industry which has high employee turnover and is barely recovering from a massive economic downturn. I am accurately paid for my job title and experience, but recently because of my skillset I've taken on responsibilites that are easily double my rate. How soon should I cave in on my "Highball request" and actually ask for what I'd be happy with? Should I write out my accomplishments? Note that I'm not pulling the "...or I'll quit" card, because I'm happy that I have a job; I'd just like to be happier.