How Should I Ask For a Raise at Work?

I work in retail, just so we get that out of the way first.

I've been working for this company since February 2012, and was hired on a part time basis. I immediately started working 40+ hours a week, and have NEVER worked less than 35 since.

I run the cash register.
Stock and organize the store.
Clean and organize our backroom [which is wall to wall/floor to ceiling product.]
Conduct phone interviews with potential new employees.
Conduct in-person interviews with potential new employees.
Hire new employees.
Train new employees.
Write the schedule.

I was told when my manager [the owner's wife] moved that I was going to be getting the position in her place, since that was what she'd been training me for. I have not been told by the owner yet what will be happening, even after asking. I work 6 or 7 days a week, and I don't necessarily think I should be working that much or doing what I'm doing for minimum wage right now.

The former manager was making $14/hr. I don't really know what to do, as the owner won't return my call but... when he does decide to do that, how exactly should I ask for a raise? Or, I suppose what's the way to ask about what I'm going to be with the company? Help? =[

2 years ago - 1 answers

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You need to have a talk with your manager, as he may not have had a clear answer to you previously. Mention how happy you are to work for him or her, but considering your contributions, work schedule, and the promise of being a new manager, you would like to discuss additional responsibilities you can take on. DO NOT mention your salary until you receive an official offer that you will be a manager.

2 years ago