I recently nabbed some work at a new call center in my area, first set of people to walk in the doors. I was recently promoted to team lead/floor support, it was a fairly impromptu meeting. The site director asked me to have a seat in his office, told me the client really likes my learning, coaching, and technical skills and wants to have me provide floor support and team management for them at the call center.
He asked me if $0.50 sounded good as a pay boost, I said sure without much thought (which was a pretty poor decision). The individual I replaced as floor support was making more than I would be now. I was fairly caught up in the moment since I had been gaming for a promotion to get into a more challenging and mentally taxing position.
This is a fairly informal place, and the site director is a very jolly sort of guy. I understand it is a business faux pas to ask to renegotiate a wage after accepting an offer, however I feel very strongly about being paid appropriately for my work. We are already far below the lowest bracket of pay for our industry and responsibilities.
I not only want to amend the wage, I don't want to be bitter or cynical about being paid less than other people with similar responsibilities. I understand that it sounds fairly petty, but I want my time to be as valuable as the next Joe's time, and if it's not then I have a feeling of getting the short end of the stick.
What options do I have? Would it be devastatingly awful (to my continuing advancement at this company) to approach him in private and discuss the matter? How do you even bring the topic up without shooting yourself in the foot?