I need more money. Bottom line, if I am going to continue to pay my bills after graduation, I need more money.
Now, I realize my need to maintain my comfy lifestyle is not my boss' problem. I have, however, been setting myself up for this:
Over the last month, I think I have really distinguished myself at work. We are merging my program with another program at a different location, and I have basically spearheaded the whole thing. I created new documents, altered some of our existing forms, modified rules, and held meetings with relevant parties. And while there is talk of bringing on another staff person to help me run everything, for the time being it will just be me. With twice as much work.
This is all on top of running a successful program for the previous nine months. My participation is good, the activities are good, and it is loved by clients, their children, and staff alike. Staff have told me I'm the best coordinator they've had in years.
I will also complete my masters degree May 2 (yay!).
Clearly, I know my accomplishments. I am just trying to figure out how to approach this with my boss. I have already sent her an email to set up a meeting to "discuss my future with the company." I will also be asking for kind of a lot, about a $4/hr raise. At LEAST. Or, I need more hours (I'm part time now). Or some combination of more hours and more money.
I need advice! The biggest raise I've gotten before (at once) was one dollar, and I didn't even really have to explain why I needed it. I am bad at this.
CN: I have been working my butt off at work, running a successful program, will soon be doing double the work, and have my masters. I need (and deserve!) more money. How do I approach this with my boss?