During the past year I have put in a lot of effort towards a particular project that I have been assigned. My effort has paid off and I have had a great performance review with which I am really happy and grateful. I was hoping to work towards a salary increase, however my manager has mentioned it is not possible (company policy) to get a salary increase unless I get a promotion or move to another position.
However, he has come up with a potential solution to my request - a new bonus incentive where I will receive a one-off payment of about 6% of my salary if my completed product sells well (meets a specific target for sales) in the market. However this would mean me taking responsibility to drive the project to it's deadline in 2 months. I am not sure if I should take up this offer, as I am not responsible for the sales side of the project, and the 2 months completion time is IMO a bit optimistic.
In summary this bonus scheme does not make sense to me, though I could do with the extra income if it comes through. I am not sure what to do here - is this a sensible offer from my manager in response to my request for a salary increase, would it potentially leave a bad mark on my performance if I failed to meet the target and achieve the bonus?