Prove your worth, and get the raise. Bosses will want you to continue to supply this output. And this extra output is the leverage you can use to request a pay raise or a promotion-when managers think about giving raises or promotions, here are the three things that matter:
- Can you increase my revenue/profit?
- Can you decrease my expense?
- Can you keep good people in the company?
If you could show me how to make 100$ for 5$, I'd take you up on that ten times out of ten-of course I'd be willing to tack on that extra 5$ to your salary! You can point to your results and your value and tell your bosses to check the scoreboard, and all they can do is nod in agreement. The looks on their faces...