I've been working as a developer in a small company for 4 years now. I joined a scrum team a year and a half ago. Everything is going pretty smoothly so far.
This scrum team is located in two different locations, in two different countries. Therefore, the company decided to split the team into 2, so that each team contains only local (to make communication smoother between people).
A few days back, my manager offered me the position of Scrum Master for my team. But when I went to discuss the matter with him, the subject of a raise came up. He answered that he had not thought about offering a raise.
He then explained, that he thought of giving people a raise when they perform at a job, as opposed to when they get new responsibilities.
If I don't disagree with getting a raise when performing a job, I wonder if I should accept this offer without any raise? I mean, the task seems interesting, but it involves more responsibility and potentially more stress. This makes me unsure if it is worth taking the risk, as there is no guarantee of a raise later (either because I don't perform well enough or because my manager will then say that I should have negotiated from the beginning or whatever).
For the people with some scrum knowledge, I know that a Scrum Master is part of a DEV team and not the boss of the team. However in this company, Scrum Master positions usually look like bosses without the hierarchical privilege. This again doesn't bothers me. But again, do you think it's worth taking the risk ? Shouldn't the company also "take the risk" of believing in its employees it offers position to, by giving them a raise ? :)
Any advice in this situation ?