I am an IT Consultant, and have only been one for about 6 months. We get contracted to different clients, where the client pays a daily rate for us. More experienced, senior consultants cost more. My consultant rank is the lowest as I am new.
I was having a one-to-one chat with a client of mine recently; they mentioned, whilst referring to me, that it was great that the company sent a more senior member. Now, this is fine, it was a nice compliment, but it revealed to me that I am actually being contracted as a consultant of a higher rank, i.e: they pay more for me. This is not an assumption: my client actually admitted this.
When the time comes and I feel confident to ask for a promotion (i.e: higher rank and higher salary), can I mention this? Or do I ask for a promotion now since they clearly regard me as someone who is on that level?
It feels uncomfortable bringing this up as I am obviously not supposed to know this kind of information.