The fact is that I'm already being paid over the top and a raise seems very odd. The way I got to my current salary was because I was counter offered two times in a year, two years ago. I learn real quick and engineer solutions that often are implemented in less time and saves third party contracts.
By the first counter offer I was looking for a job focused in my PhD field but I stayed at the old company because I was promised they were going to open a related department... that didn't happened. By the second counter offer I was promoted to a higher technical position which required knowledge I didn't master at that time... challenge accepted.
Anyway, right now I'm into financial issues and I really need this raise, I feel I can get another job and get the money (hopefully) but I'm really loving what I'm doing right now, so...
Do you see odd/crazy/nonsense to ask for a way higher raise? Could there be a way to negotiate this?