EAs (Executive Assistants) on Fishbowl

Happy Friday! Opinions needed:I have been given a new EA position in my firm with higher duties (cover role for 1year) but no pay rise to reflect this. Is it fair to ask for one (Pro Rata of course)

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Is this role a temporary “coverage role” ... for someone out on maternity? Or medical leave? I would see this more as a platform to prove yourself and ensure your candidacy for a future opportunity

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One year is a long time - get that money!

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Absolutely! If you don’t ask, you don’t get!

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They wouldn’t of given you the position if they didn’t know you were capable. Seems like they want free labor. If you’re confident in your abilities, ask for the increase! Your time & skills are not free!

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I would ask- because even with a “new role” you still worked hard in the year for a typical raise.

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At least ask for a bonus maybe since its temporary? Unless it could lead to a perm position then an increase talk should happen

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Yes! Definitely

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I would do role for maybe 3 months then ask for pay raise. Show them you deserve it at this higher level

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