I'm new to workplace exchange but I figured I would head over here to ask a question that may be provocative and may have several answers.
I was hired as a web developer for an established company that wanted a single developer to work on new application ideas. I started in December of this last year. I accepted an offer 10k below the average for the area, which is fine.
I have added tons of features to their existing sites and I'm about a month away from completing a huge project I started a month ago. My boss was expecting completion around 6 months. I've been working so hard I've nearly got a beautiful product out in about 1/2 the time.
What I want:
So the truth is, I want the average pay and a decent bonus after the project is complete. I feel like I've proved my worth. And my boss and coworkers think the same (or I'm pretty sure).
This project may or may not take off the way my boss wants... Which is determined by the marketing strategies of the company. I'm sure all CEOs like profitability, but I'm sure other developers have the same issue: "I'm not in charge of marketing."
Should I tell him my salary desires after the project?