Should two coworkers who work together siamotainously ask for a raise?
Most of the time I would say no since your risk of getting a raise will be less likely.
Back story, I live in West Virginia - not many jobs here, I’m collage educated, work for my city (village,) can’t move now, been working the same job for 3 years, I’ve brought in businesses for me department (that I was working myself) for awhile.) I’ve never had a raise and my job offers limited benefits. My coworker joined a year and half ago. We’re the only 2 working then mapping district, we do the same task basically, and we’re working on a project updating the mapping district to a digital database instead of paper, plus we’ve created multiple new projects for the city. I started this project, and he was hired to help me basically.
I want to ask for a raise since it’s a learning a experience, and I think it’s time for one (which I would say more discreetly in my negotiation, obviously.) My coworker who’s worked less years than I got an offer for another job with better pay and surprisingly he dosen’t want to leave, but we both came to the conclusion we should ask for a raise.
I’ve been debating in my head whether we should ask together since there may be a risk of a smaller raise if we get one together, but if we both ask I think the chances for getting one will be greater.
Is this wise?