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    I've been in my current job for a year. I'm paid on grade X and everyone else in my department (save one person who started at the same time as me) is paid one grade above me. They have obviously been there longer and that is why but a couple of them have mentioned to me that they complained about being on a lower grade and were moved up after only a year (this was under a different manager). I do just as much as the rest of the team, more than several of them as I have some skills that no one else does. I am overqualified and am currently essentially doing a role two grades above what I'm paid.

    I am obviously not going to walk into my bosses office and say all this because it sounds very entitled and I'm well aware that they could fill my role with someone else quite happily if I went elsewhere and perhaps they would have to cut a couple of extra things but I doubt that would faze higher management too much - but should I ask for a raise? and if so how is best to go about it?
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    I've been in my current job for a year. I'm paid on grade X and everyone else in my department (save one person who started at the same time as me) is paid one grade above me. They have obviously been there longer and that is why but a couple of them have mentioned to me that they complained about being on a lower grade and were moved up after only a year (this was under a different manager). I do just as much as the rest of the team, more than several of them as I have some skills that no one else does. I am overqualified and am currently essentially doing a role two grades above what I'm paid.

    I am obviously not going to walk into my bosses office and say all this because it sounds very entitled and I'm well aware that they could fill my role with someone else quite happily if I went elsewhere and perhaps they would have to cut a couple of extra things but I doubt that would faze higher management too much - but should I ask for a raise? and if so how is best to go about it?
    You are unlikely to get a raise if you don't ask for one.

    Organise a private conversation with your manager and politely outline some reasons why you should be paid more. It sounds like you have a few.
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    but should I ask for a raise? and if so how is best to go about it?
    Do you have regular 1-to-1s? That would be the time to ask. If you don't ask, you don't get.
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    Do you have regular 1-to-1s? That would be the time to ask. If you don't ask, you don't get.
    no, my manager never gets around to them...
 
 
 
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