I've been at my job for about 3 years now. My employer gave me a decent starting salary and an excellent signing bonus plus moving expenses. They also gave me restricted stock units (RSUs) that vest over 4 years, currently worth about 10% of my salary every year.
However, my employer is also very tight with raises. Despite all indications that I am doing a good job, I have only received one raise of 10% just recently (technically two raises in quick succession: 5% for exceptional performance and 5% for being promoted). In about a year, I'll receive my last vesting of RSUs, after which point my salary will effectively revert to my starting salary (+ 10% raise – 10% exhausted RSUs).
Is it fair and will it be a persuasive argument to point out that my effective salary increased for a few years (after the raise but before RSUs were exhausted) and then decreased back to my starting salary, thus my salary should be increased to compensate?