I am wondering when would be an appropriate time to discuss increasing my compensation.
I recently transitioned into a new role, where I am taking over for an coworker who is retiring at the end of the month. This retirement came as a surprise to our team, and so I am filling in after one month of training. For comparison, I was supposed to be trained in the role for two years before taking over.
In title I have the same job (very flat corporate structure), however with this new position come a lot of new responsibilities: being on-call, project management, and generally having less direct support from my team than I used to. Because of the retirement, these responsibilities are coming all at once, rather than gradually, and I believe I should be compensated for this sudden increase in responsibilities.
For some context, though, I received a small (~5%) pay increase at the end of last year, which was before I was thrust into this new role. I have been working with this company for 4 years, and hired on full time last year. Additionally, I have had mental health issues the past few months. I have kept my supervisor aware of these issues, and been proactive about receiving treatment. However, I still received a verbal warning about a month ago about my attendance patterns, to which my mental health attributed. I have not missed my deadlines or under-performed as a result, but clocking my 40 is more important 🙄 I have since filed for temporary FMLA to cover for my doctor's visits and such.
When is a good time to ask for raise? I'm taking on the responsibilities of a senior engineer. So far I have been successful in this transition; I am well qualified for the role. I'm just worried my recent "raise" and mental health problems (illegally, of course) might be brought up to discredit me.
I have been in this new role for two weeks. Should I discuss compensation now, a month out, or more?