For context, I'm in France.
It's been now more than a year that I'm employed by this company, and more than 2 years that I'm at my current position (I was hired as a temp through an interim agency for a year before having the position offered to me). In those 2 years I have acquired some skills and as a result I'm tackling more important project than before. My duties have not changed, only the importance and complexity of the projects I'm assigned to.
My annual review is coming up in approx a month, it's the only time we are allowed to talk about individual raises, and I want to negotiate a small raise, to at least try to keep up with inflation, and ideally something around 5% total.
It has been announced in a email that our company will provide a 1% global raise and have another 1% of current salaries as a budget for individual raises globally. I do NOT know what budget my manager got for our dept raise, only that he got SOME budget, but obviously if I ask for a 4% raise, it'll surely means that I'll eat most of the budget, given what the company allocated for global individual raises.
I've read alot here on how to negotiate a raise, but my situation makes almost all of the advice is not applicable, as, no matter what, i don't want to leave this job, due to the terrific perks I have compared to other companies. Not even a 30% raise at another company would make me quit this job. My manager only knows that I'm comfortable with my job, not that I'm deadset on NOT leaving.
Knowing all of this, I'm really scared to ask for any raise at all, not even speaking of a 4% one. I know the salary of my colleagues, and i'm the one who earns the least (next colleague earn 10% more than me for basically the same job and responsibilities as me), but i'm also the youngest of the whole dept and the one with the least time at my company.
How should I approach my review concerning this topic? From what I've heard from my manager not long ago, I've hit every point listed in my previous review, with all metrics going up in my case, so I know it'll be a positive one.