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"I've been doing a really good job lately. I've had feedback from my manager and my managers-manager that I've exceeded expectations and gone above and beyond over the last year. While the compliments and shout outs at stand-ups are great to hear, our team culture is excellent, I'd like to approach my manager about a raise to go along with it. I'm in a newly created role, where they didn't know what the role would be in a years time, and here we are.
I like the people I work with and believe that my manager is working in my best interests, but I'd like to ask for an increase to reflect my good work. Do I wait until performance review time in three months and hope that I get what I'm hoping for, or bring it up now? How do I approach this conversation without sounding greedy, braggy and potentially asking for too much, leaving a bad impression when I'm on such a roll?"