At my job, I am going to be in negotiations for a new contract next month.
I don’t really care if they decide to keep me or not, but the main thing is that if I do stay, I need a raise for the amount of work they have me doing. Rumor has it that they expect me to get a new title and new responsibilities, and that they want to me to take over the supervisor position for my department as well.
The way it works is: my main job is A. Job A takes about 40 hours per week. Industry wide, I work more than others in the same position. Job B is committee-related. Usually, I do about 10 hours per week for that, which is pretty much industry standard, but not with the increase in hours from Job A. Job C would be the supervisory position, where they subtract about 4 hours from Job A but add about 10 hours of other responsibilities. Job D would be the new title. I suspect this job will add about 20 hours per week because I did that job before and I really don’t want to do it again. Probably, they will subtract 4 hours from Job A, but they will not increase the hours reduced if I take both C and D.
My goal, if they expect me to do ABCD is to get a 15-20k raise. My current salary is below industry average. 20k might seem like asking a lot, but after taxes this will come out to about $300 per paycheck, $600/month.
- How can I increase leverage to achieve my goal? One thing I’m thinking about is starting the paperwork to arrange for unemployment benefits when my contract ends.
- If they just ask me to do A and B at this point, can I ask for escalators later if they expect me to do C and D?