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Discussion on: Should I ask for a raise?

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I'd do the following - send few CVs to other companies for similar or better positions, find out how much others are willing to pay for your knowledge. Don't sign anything yet (unless offer is so good you are sure you want to take it haha). Then talk with your current employer, ask for a rise (now you know how much, as other companies are most certainly willing to pay more). If they don't agree you have a 'wildcard' that other companies wants you and are willing to pay more. Now, either your current employer will want to keep you and give you a rise, or you can change a job for better paycheck ;) imho - win-win
One more thing - regarding the current situation, most companies are more willing to cut costs, so other option is to wait a little till the market gets more stable. It's all up to you!