Should I ask for a raise?
I hope this doesn't seem insensitive because I know most of you are searching for work. Believe me, I was in your shoes not so long ago and I remember the agony and heartache but I need opinions. I can't post to Facebook because I broke my own rules about not friending people at work. So...
I will start by saying that I really love the company I work for and my job, though it was not without some problems early on. I was hired for a position that I wasn't doing at first. Long story but my original
boss was demoted and he took the duties of my position back and I was shoved into basically an Administrative Assistant/Accountant/Purchasing position. Still had my original title and pay but I couldn't go home satisfied that I ordered pencils and coffee and did a couple of spreadsheets.
Finally a new manager was hired and I was given my original job. We get raises at the beginning of each year and my raises have been decent. Thing is, I'm now still juggling the duties of Accountant/Administrative Assistant/Purchasing and now my original position Production Scheduler. And I do a good job at it but I'm feeling like I am doing the job of at least two people if not three.
Would you ask for a raise if you were in my position? Especially if you share an open space with three people who spend all day on their phones while you run around like a chicken with your head cut off all day?
After being unemployed and then underemployed for a total of 4 years before finding this job, I don't want to rock the boat. Not that I think I will be fired, it's just asking for more money is not an easy thing.