If you’ve been employed as a pharmacy technician for some time, you may be at a point where you are considering asking for a pay increase. Knowing when and how to ask for a boost to your pharmacy technician salary can be difficult. In this article, we’ll take a look at when the time is right to ask for a raise as well as how to do it.
Timing is Everything
As with so many other things, timing is key when considering asking for an increased pharmacy technician salary. If the employer you’re working for is not in a great financial position or jobs and hiring have been scaled back recently at your pharmacy or hospital, then it’s probably not the best time to ask for a pay increase.
Know What You’re Worth
The biggest mistake people make when going into raise negotiations is a lack of preparation in making a case for why they should be paid more. If you have examples of job performances and past work successes that you feel increase your worth to your employer, you need to be bale to bring these experiences up and discuss in detail why you feel that they merit a pay increase.
How to Ask
Most employment and recruiting experts suggest a rather altruistic approach to salary negotiations. This might involve beginning your discussions with explaining your view of the company itself and where it stands before moving on to your own specific situation and requests.
If You’re Turned Down
There are many times in which employees seeking a pay increase are turned down. If this is the case when you present your request for a raise, there are a few things to keep in mind. The first is to remain professional at all times. You should never threaten to leave your position if you don’t get the pay increase you were originally after. Additionally, you may want to extend your request for a raise into a request for a formal performance evaluation if you don’t get the salary increase you were after. You might ask something along the lines of “Although I’m disappointed, I would like to receive some overall feedback on my value to the company”.
Asking for a higher pharmacy technician salary might not be easy, but by understanding and following these guidelines, you’ll increase your chances of success.
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