I need advice on a question. My employer has finally unfrozen salaries after 4 years. They have removed every perk except Health Coverage during the downturn. Now they have finally mentioned in a full production meeting that salaries are going to be adjusted, everyone in the office is looking for jobs currently and have all expressed concern over the amount that the raises are going to be. For me personally, I have not received a pay raise in 4 years. When the new pay raise is offered in the next couple of weeks, is it reasonable to expect for the pay raise to take the amount of time into consideration? By that I am saying, shouldn't the base raise be at a minimum 10% just for the rate of inflation since mid 2009? If that is the case, then a raise of only 10% isn't a raise at all, but just getting me and my coworkers back to exactly what we were making in 2009.
The other side of this coin is that since the freeze, my job role has expanded from needing direct supervision to producing entire jobs without any supervision and I have earned my professional license.