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Should I ask for a raise at work?

I have been working at my current job for almost a year, I started as an accounts payable clerk for one of the subsidiaries, but as the months went by I was also put in charge of the NY subsidiary when the accountant was on vacation. They also let go a senior accountant and I am doing her job as well in addition to my other responsibilities, she had a salary of $70,000 and my salary is $35,000, I was also put in charge of purchasing and when an additional staff accountant is out I cover her also. I answer emails from home and stay overtime when needed. I will be graduating from my Bachelor's Degree this year and I am not sure if I should ask for a raise before then... Please help!!!

Asked By: - 1/10/2012
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normaly if u work for a big corporation they already have certain salaries for certain positions. so no matter what amount and whose job u were performing - if your job title is accountant u will not get a salary of a senior accountant. u ask about promotion, and with the promotion will come a raise in salary. but one... More
Answered By: no mercy - 1/10/2012
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I think no need, you haven't graduated yet and are in the process of gathering experience...taking more work is showing your ability, your boss will notice it, maybe next time a better position is already there for you.
Answered By: Saruul - 1/10/2012
 
It comes down to the market conditions. Your firm might be in downsizing mode where they are letting go of people and re-distibuting their tasks to lower levels. If that is not the case, you can definitely ask and see what answer you get... More
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Answered By: Jake B - 1/10/2012
 
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