Added responsibilities = added pay?

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Question: I'm going to be taking on the responsibilities of someone who is leaving the company. What's the best way to ask for added compensation for this, since they aren’t going to be paying the person who's leaving? I just don’t want to be taken advantage of.

Thanks!  -- DH


Initially I would ask to have a one on one with my supervisor to clarify if the responsibilities are temporary or permanent because it's important to not assume anything. If the tasks are permanent, the supervisor may need to be reminded that this will change your job description. Again, without assuming anthing ask if there will be a change in salary. If not, then the decision is up to you to accept the new role or make suggestions on how to distribute the responsibilities. However, you now have grounds to state your case on your past contributions and why you should get a rais...(register to read more)

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