I'm posting this as a new thread as most information on the internet is geared towards employees of large companies - while some is applicable to startups, a lot isn't, and it's hard to filter through and work out how I should approach this. I hope my ramblings here make sense - I'd appreciate advice.
I've been in my job just under a year, and have no experience of negotiating salaries. My manager has actually told me on various occasions (usually while he's very drunk) that he thinks I'm underpaid and that he expected me to try to ask for a higher salary when he made me the job offer.
Apart from this, the director of the company has recently decided he wants to add "warming up leads for the sales team" onto my list of responsibilities. Apart from the fact I find this utterly soul destroying, he's not offering me any extra commission - I already have a profit share of overall profits, but none of this is tied in any way to my performance.
I've had a look at what other companies are offering for jobs similar to mine with similar experience, and actually went to an interview and got a job offer from a company offering a significant pay rise on what I get now. However, I actually do like the company I work at and I love my job, and I don't really want to leave - especially as I wasn't convinced by the other job when I went to the interview - but I just don't want to continue to be underpaid. I have a couple of weeks before I have to make a decision.
My ideal situation would be that my current company would match the salary the other company is offering and I could stay happily where I am. However a) I don't know how to bring this up and b) I'm scared if I tried to ask for more money they'd either fire me or tell me to just go and take the other job.
With the bringing it up with my manager - do I hand in a resignation? Do I talk to him before resigning? How do I go about talking to him, do I talk to him in our weekly meeting, or do I try to make it casual and go for coffee with him, or do I email? I don't know what to do!