I've been a listener for 7+ years. Last week I was promoted from a Project Manager to Plant Manager. The promotion came with a 15% raise putting me about 75k. It's below industry standards and a close family member said I'm selling myself short and should ask for more. What do you think?
Details: The company is a specialty chemical manufacturing plant. I will be managing 21 people over 24/7 schedule and the typical logistics that go into manufacturing. This will be the first time I've been a true manager. I feel I'm well prepared due to years of MT and I can't wait to start rolling out my trinity!
What I hear Mark and Mike saying in my head: You don't negotiate salary. If you prove yourself valuable by getting results, then you will reap the benefits. Be patient....at 34 years old you are killing it.
I don't want to be greedy here but I'm taking on a huge new responsibility.
Please write a response. I'm interested in what the forums have to say!