Recently (a month ago) our marketing manager left the company. My manager split her duties up 50/50, so me and 1 other person are now taking on more responsibility, in addition to our own full time jobs.
I also got a promotion shortly after, that came with a title change, but no pay increase.
Since this all happened around our performance reviews, I’ve lightly brought up the raise and my manager always responds with “well this place is historically known to not give good raises, so I’m trying to make sure you get a good bonus instead”. This slightly annoyed me because while I’m grateful she’s fighting for a higher bonus, the salary Increase is also important to me.
Note: bonuses are to be paid end of July, and my manager mentioned any sort of raise would be in September.
I have requested some time on my managers calendar in September because I want this issue to stay on her radar.
Long story short, I’m a little peeved that I am doing 1/2 of someone else’s job + my own with out a single raise. I know the company is in a questionable position financially (because of COVID and oil prices), but I’m having a hard time mentally preparing myself for a not so great % raise. The company is also paying for my MBA, so I don’t want to come across as being needy. But I my husband and I are in a tough place and I need the raise (a good one at that - I’m looking for at least 6-7%).
Any tips or suggestions on how my conversation with my boss should look when we speak in September about my raise? I like the company and the flexibility they provide and would hate to start looking for another job elsewhere.