Little bit of background here.
My direct manager had rejected my request for pay increment few months back without 1. Giving me a proper explanation of the reason to the rejection, 2. Considering my proposals to take up more job responsibilities in order to justify the increment.
As much as I'm aware, the main reason to his behavior is largely due to the fact that he has earned a rather infamous reputation for his string unimpressive performance, including the failure to meet sales target. Also that I've had an 20% adjustment a year ago. Although it may sound a lot in paper, the actual amount barely meets the entry level of my job responsibilities after going thru all the salary benchmark reports. Happened to know that majority of my peers are getting paid higher considering I'm one of the better performer amongst the team as claimed by my direct manager.
Right now, I really love the current field of work and would definitely feel a lot more motivated with another 10%+ pay adjustment. So much so that I'm considering to approach my VP directly in order to send the message across.
What would you do given my situation? Is there any better approach to deal with this?