I have a direct who deserves a raise, and has been here two years with no raise yet, but I haven't been able to get her one. (Things are tough in aviation, have you heard? :?) I tried a year ago. I'm hitting a stone wall now, too, although I haven't given up yet for this year.
She mentions it a LOT. Usually saves it for the O3, but even in the course of the day she will make side comments about not being able to afford something, etc. At the last O3, she said "I've never worked anywhere that I went so long without a raise." I pointed out that in the post-9/11 downturn in the aviation industry, NOBODY in this company got a raise for about 4 years.
Think I should give feedback? Someone in another thread mentioned they never give raises to people who pester them for them... especially when they base it on "fairness."