Are you kidding? Of course not.
That might be what About.com HR guide Susan Heathfield might have said if she wasn’t trying to be diplomatic.
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But Heathfield does remind employees that it really isn’t the best time to ask—”not looking like a team player” is the least of your worries—with a few exceptions.
- If you were promoted but didn’t get a raise, you should consider asking for one.
- If your workload substantially increased, you should consider asking for a raise; Heathfield defines “substantial” as taking over the leadership of a project you’d previously been only participating in, or doubling the number of employees who work under you.
- “My costs have gone up” is not a convincing reason to ask for a raise.
- Last, when asking for a counteroffer if you’ve gotten another job elsewhere that pays more, make sure that offer is rock-solid before using it as a negotiating point.