Background : Very Small but old Software Engineering Company, Sri Lanka. I enjoy my job and work-life balance is really good when comparing other companies in my country. So i don't wont looking other jobs, only problem is my salary is too low. I have close (not personal, officially) relationship with my boss and he generally know that I have some financial problems.
I have all 3 years experience and 11 month from current company. 1 year experience will be completed in next month.
I think that there will be salary increment in next month because my 1 year will be completed. I think salary will be increased by 10 - 15%. That is common % in small software companies in Sri lanka.
But I join this company for very low salary(I had to get that situation because of some personal issues in that time).
Even my company increase my salary by 30% or 40% still my salary is in average or below average margin in software engineering filed in Sri Lanka.
So what is the best way to ask around 30%, 40% salary increment by mail? I don't want to lose my job or I don't want to make a problem with my boss. So what is the best way to ask my boss from 30% - 40% salary increment?