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Discussion on: Should I ask for a raise?

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Ben Halpern

I think it could depend on a few things, I think it's definitely best to position this in a way where it doesn't feel arbitrary.

the company has kind of stated they are looking to cut costs (many devs are probably getting laid off)

If this is based on the current pandemic I'd maybe just wait it out a little bit for better timing. If you put off asking for a month longer than maybe you should have it's probably not the end of the world, and it's kind of nice to time these things in periods of optimism.

However, if they are literally just explicitly giving you a bunch of extra work I think you could cite that they're doing that because they believe in you and a reasonable raise right now is appropriate, and that you'll be there to help do good work and push through tough times.