- Just came up on my second year with my company (<50 employees)
- First review since I started
- Started "part-time" as a flexible employee from 9-2pm 3 days a week
- Bounced between full-time when busy and back down to 9-2pm and then I just started not leaving at 2 and I've been full-time since last November
- My work is in the printing/data/design sector
- I'm hourly and I missed my company's health care sign-up because of the part-time status.
I started my current job after leaving a toxic company and being unemployed for 6 months, so I was eager to "prove myself" and I was probably over-flexible.
I pretty much shot myself in my foot by not being more aggressive and negotiating better hours/pay sooner but I was really desperate for employment so I was flexible.
Now the pay isn't equal to what I value my time as, crosstraining hasn't happened, and my skills that were brought up during hiring aren't being put to use. Additionally, I've missed the sign-up windows for my company's healthcare/dental plan because of timing and part-time status and I feel like my flexibility has been taken advantage of.
For my review, I plan on emphasizing the points above and demonstrating that I'm being under-utilized as an employee.
Would it be damaging to ask for a raise during my review and what would be the most tactful method to bring it up?
- I am currently not being offered a raise.
- Some of the cases of underutilizing skills is assigning a design project and then after the initial delivery it's never brought up and finished externally with no feedback or review
- Cross-training was a department-wide promise at our last meeting
- I'm looking for insight on how to leverage/reposition myself based on the part-time flexibility