Often, but not always, I have staff who think they should get more pay if they are doing more tasks...especially when it comes to lower level staff who are getting an hourly wage.
My response to them is: "Well, we are not paying you for each task, rather we are paying for your time and level of work required. In order to get a raise, you will need to take on more _responsibility_ and work that has higher _value add_ to the organization (not that your work isn't appreciated our valuable)." I then sometimes jokingly say if they really want to be paid by task, we could look into an appropriate fee structure for each item they do, but they would no longer get paid a flat fee if there is downtime.
I am just curious if others get asked for "more pay for more work" and what your responses are? I think I heard M&M say in a recent podcast how they often have conversations about this.