This week's book giveaways are in the Java EE and JavaScript forums.
We're giving away four copies each of The Java EE 7 Tutorial Volume 1 or Volume 2(winners choice) and jQuery UI in Action and have the authors on-line!
See this thread and this one for details.
The moose likes Jobs Discussion and the fly likes Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login


Win a copy of The Java EE 7 Tutorial Volume 1 or Volume 2 this week in the Java EE forum
or jQuery UI in Action in the JavaScript forum!
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Careers » Jobs Discussion
Bookmark ""Discussion with manager regarding 100% salary hike"" Watch ""Discussion with manager regarding 100% salary hike"" New topic
Author

"Discussion with manager regarding 100% salary hike"

rashmi choudhary
Ranch Hand

Joined: May 18, 2005
Posts: 37
Dear Ranchers,

AS ranchers say Appraisal time is the right time to ask for salary hikes,here i am in that golden period.I want to utilize this chance to maxium extent.My manager said tommorow he is going to discuss regarding salary hike.

I have been with the company since 6 months this is time for appraisal
How could i start the disussion with manager regarding hike.How could i start explaining achivements
I am planning to ask 120% salary hike because i am worth can i ask or no plz suggest me
I will proceed depending on ur suggestion and post the result in two days
Sanjay Ramasamy
Greenhorn

Joined: Oct 12, 2005
Posts: 28
Dont hesitate..Go ahead and ask..you have nothing to lose by asking..
There is a saying in Tamil --"Only the weeping child will get the milk"
Sania Marsh
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jul 12, 2004
Posts: 469
Originally posted by Sanjay Ramasamy:
"Only the weeping child will get the milk"


What if there are many and all are weeping? the loudest?
rashmi choudhary
Ranch Hand

Joined: May 18, 2005
Posts: 37
How could i start the disussion with manager regarding hike.How could i start explaining achivements.plz provide suggestions.

I will proceed depending on ur suggestion and post the result in two days
Arjunkumar Shastry
Ranch Hand

Joined: Feb 28, 2005
Posts: 986
If you really want to know your 'price', have an extra offer in hand and resign.and see the response of your manager.If (s)he agree on your demand,thats the highest price they can pay.


Namma Suvarna Karnataka
Kj Reddy
Ranch Hand

Joined: Sep 20, 2003
Posts: 1704
Originally posted by rashmi choudhary:
How could i start the disussion with manager regarding hike.How could i start explaining achivements.plz provide suggestions.

I will proceed depending on ur suggestion and post the result in two days


Mostly your manager will ask what he/company can do for you to work more better or retain you. Then you express you concerns about the work, tell him that you are not getting salary as per industry standards. But never never compare your salary with some one inside the commpany. About achievements mostly your manager will ask what you did for past 6 months, how you feel about company, how is your experience etc., Use those kind of questions to market your achievements.

Good Luck
Sania Marsh
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jul 12, 2004
Posts: 469
It is better to just write down all achievements, on paper.
write down future goals.

And go through them with your manager.

By the end of your conversation if your manager doesn't bring up the question of salary, ask yourself. You could use something like:"Are we going to discuss my salary or there will be another review for that and when?"

In woorst case, If your manager really is a moron (sorry), he/she will ask something like: "What about your salary?". Ask back when is your next scheduled raise and how it will be determined the amount.
Basically don't demand, try to ask questions instead..
Amit Agrawal
Ranch Hand

Joined: Aug 23, 2001
Posts: 282
if you were hired only 6 months back, HR guys determined your salary very recently and also they wud have put down a comment like:

'increase salary by xx% after confirmation if performance is excellent/good/avg/poor....` and that wud be the hike...

while its right to say "weeping child will get the milk" but do remember that no manager likes crying babies in the team.

do also try to figure out from your colleagues what is general % hike in confirmation appraisal...and check if your expectations are more than that before getting into discussion...don�t say open ended statement like - as much as possible. Determine ur expectation and say that clearly. Rest is there in KJ Reddy mail anyway.

don't want to demoralise, but just would like to advice being realistic while discussing about it.
 
jQuery in Action, 2nd edition
 
subject: "Discussion with manager regarding 100% salary hike"