Should I ask my work for a raise?

Here s the story, one year ago I accepted a promotion to become the Pricing and Signage specialist for my store. Then I found out it didn t come with a raise. I wasn t happy but let it go. Now fast forward that to today, I found out that one of my coworkers got a raise when she got promoted a couple months ago. I m pissed off that they have her a raise and not me, even when I have much more responsibilities than her. I m in charge of printing ads, pulling the expired ads down, price changes for the whole entire store, ticket walks for big ticket items, and I do my old job on top of that. I m also up for another promotion but I don t think I m gonna get that because my store manager has someone else in mind who doesn t really know that department as much as I do. Should I tell my manager that I want the promotion or raise and if not I ll leave? Or is it a better way to ask?

4 Answer(s)

Threatening to leave isn't going to give you a raise. Your position is expendable, they could fire you and hire some one else that's happy to do the job with out getting a raise.
If this co worker didn't have the same job as you but her position does get raises then she could get a raise and a promotion. You knew that your job did not come with a raise, so you shouldn't be expecting to get one.
You would have to apply for any promotions that you're interested in and let your boss know that you think you would be the best person to consider for it because you have the skills and experience.

Do not threaten to leave unless you're actually going to go through with it in the very likely case that they don't give you the raise.

Don't ask for "the promotion or raise." You don't want another promotion without a raise.

Instead, convince your boss that you deserve a raise. Bring data on salaries for similar positions (from salary websites or advertised jobs). Describe how much you do for the store. Point out that a coworker who does less gets paid more than you.

"I want the promotion or raise and if not I ll leave" That is the worse possible way, very unprofessional
You make a case ask if they are pleased with your work, that you have taken on far more responsibility in an area that is generating income for the company etc etc

Giving an ultimatum is not the way to get a raise.
Ask your manager for a meeting and bring up the points you raised above but don't threaten them, it won't endear them to you and they'll likely become even more demanding of you in future.
If they say no and you don't like it, you can make up your mind to leave but don't put that as your upfront argument.