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My boss quit about 9 months back, and he is not being replaced. Instead, I am taking on his jobs because I am the most senior among the team. Is it right for me to ask for a promotion or raise?

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    • Loh Tat Tian
      Loh Tat Tian
      234 Answers, 337 Upvotes
      Answered on 18 Dec 2018

      Let's go counter Intuitive.

      Is it wrong for you to ask for promotion or a raise? Do hone your negotiation skill while also asking for the promotion and pay raise.

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    • Teoh Zetong
      Teoh Zetong
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      Answered on 10 Jan 2019

      YES! please fight for yourself in terms of raise and promotion!

      I think in general, a lot of the newcomers in workplaces are apprehensive or shy to ask for things for themselves!

      While you don't have to come across as entitled and demand it to happen right away, you can discuss this with the boss' boss or even the HR team on the right way to approach it.

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    Daniel Ling
    Daniel Ling
    44 Answers, 71 Upvotes
    18 Dec 2018

    Yes. It Also depends.

    It is common to work above your station as well as take on more as a form of trial of whether you can handle it.

    Also consider maybe your boss role is an extra

    Promotion comes later.

    If it has been 6 months and there's substantial efforts to take on the extra load, totally yes.

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