need a raise at work?

I'm a cnc machinist in a small shop. I've worked at this shop for at least a year and a half and haven't had any raise or inflation or anything what so ever, which is nothing new according to other guys in the shop. seems ridiculous. guys that have been hired after me that had 1 year extra of experience than me made about 2-3$ an hour more and weren't anymore qualified. i've talked to my manager about this issue 3 months ago, but he went on about the shop not having the budget for raises and so on, and that we would discuss wage adjustments after december in the new year. it's february and still nothing has change and i'm not sure what to do? i feel like walking in and saying that i NEED a raise or i will be seeking better employment but i don't know if that would be the best option. I've also recently applied for better paying jobs that aren't in the machinist field. any ideas or advice? thx

Asked By: theguitarist66 - 2/4/2011
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consider paying the 200 - 300 dollars to take a mastercam or blueprint reading class at any community college. with this extra knowledge, you'll be more valuable to the company, and if they deny you a raise, then start looking for a different job that will value your skill... More
Answered By: Dawn Of Apostasy - 2/5/2011
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That would not be the best option. Threatening to quit if you don't get a raise amounts to a game of "chicken" that may get you fired. If you're dissatisfied, look for a new job.
Answered By: Woof - 2/4/2011
If you walk in and say "I need a raise or I'm leaving"....his response will be "don't let the door hit you on the way out... More
Answered By: MSAD - 2/4/2011
Tell your boss how you feel by "saying that i NEED a raise or i will be seeking better employment... More
Answered By: Let me steer you - 2/4/2011
i feel like walking in and saying that i NEED a raise or i will be seeking better employment but i don't know if that would be the best option... More
Answered By: exactduke - 2/5/2011
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