I'm a student working pretty much full-time as a software developer. Even though I'm a student, that does not mean that my skills are in any way worse than those of other developers. To put it into more business terms: I was hired as a 'regular', not 'junior' developer, and my skills reflect that. This is part of the problem since in my country there's this stigma, where students are treated worse (sometimes even child-like) because everybody believes they are complete greenhorns with no experience in their fields of expertise and their salaries reflect that.<
Basically, right now my boss spends 3,5k each month on my salary (I get less due to taxes and such). Since I'm still a student, I work on a special type of employment contract with less privileges than a regular contract, but also with lower tax rates, so I get more money than a person with regular contract would.
Now, since I was supposed to finish my education, my boss offered me to start working on a regular contract, but my net pay would stay the same. So that means my boss would start spending 5k each month on my salary. The thing is - I decided to not end my education just yet. This means I will still have that student status and as such, I'd like to continue working on that special contract.
And again: since my boss basically offered to spend more on my salary (but all of that money would go into taxes), how do I convince him to keep the higher salary and let me continue working on the 'student contract'? This means that my net pay would increase and I'm afraid my boss is not fond of that idea, partly because of the student stigma and partly because I get the impression he's not very fond of me (and I can see both of these things in our talks).
My education will not impact my working hours in any way, since I will study only on the weekends, meaning the amount of my workhours will actually increase (not by much though, since as I already said, I'm working pretty much full-time).
And just in case: I have also considered looking for a new employer, but that's not the topic here.
I believe my question is not a duplicate of this question, since I already have been offered a higher salary (although not in a form of direct pay increase), so my boss is already prepared to spend more, and my question focuses on how to keep/receive that, while the other question begins in a point where the person would like to receive any offer.