RE: Ask for a raise? Or pack my bags?

Subject: RE: Ask for a raise? Or pack my bags?
From: Kaylin Tristano <kaylintristano -at- quadax -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2015 14:26:51 +0000

Here's a red flag no one has mentioned yet:

>>There are no similar jobs in my company that are just a step up from where I am, and none of my peers makes very much money. With my annual "merit increases" being anywhere from 0% to 3.1% I don't see myself making very much money in the future.

Even if the local average for tech writers is higher than you're making, if NO ONE in the company is making much and you're not happy with your merit increases, you probably don't have much hope of a decent raise. It never hurts to ask, and I think if you like your job, money and commuting issues aside, you should still voice your concerns and give it a shot, but keep your expectations in check.

Kaylin Tristano | Twitter: @kaylintristano
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