My company just had layoffs. Should I ask for a raise?

New IAmPepe
Feb 5 14 Comments

I am mid band at my company.

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  • Intel superrr
    Were you a part of the layoffs
    Feb 5 4
    • New IAmPepe
      OP
      No. I am a survivor.
      Feb 5
    • Intel superrr
      Which one? 🤣
      Feb 6
    • New IAmPepe
      OP
      I’m the pasty white guy programmer in the front.
      Feb 7
    • Intel superrr
      Thought so
      Feb 7
  • Citibank Qt7l
    That didn’t take long.
    Feb 5 3
    • Microsoft
      MP3

      Microsoft

      BIO
      Troll living under the I-5 overpass
      MP3more
      🤣😂🤣😂
      Feb 5
    • New IAmPepe
      OP
      You remembered me.
      Feb 5
    • New IAmPepe
      OP
      It was only 2 hours ago. You’re right.
      Feb 5
  • Zoosk k2c2b
    Yes, I also would recommend to wait for few weeks. Had the same experience myself where some of the employees were let go and others were given raises and retention bonuses.
    Feb 6 0
  • Procore tbradysuxs
    Look for another job. You may be next.
    Feb 5 0
  • Salesforce 6' 7"
    Depends on the company. Some companies hand out good raises right after the layoffs to lift the employee morale.
    Feb 5 1
    • New IAmPepe
      OP
      Didn’t think about it this way. Makes sense. Let’s see what my company tells me I guess.
      Feb 5
  • Evernote bakbak🐔
    You can but seriously think about it — why do you want it now and what makes you feel you deserve it more than before? Layoffs are a sensitive time that screams “we are financially not doing as well as we hoped” and not “hey please exploit us for more money because we now got it with the layoffs!” I would say if you wouldn’t notmally ask for a raise now, DEFINITELY don’t do it now. You’ll just get rejected and seem oblivious to what’s happening around you.

    To clarify this doesn’t mean when layoffs are happening don’t expect to be able to get a raise. It’s to say think about how you approach it because this isn’t the most ideal time to ask.
    Feb 12 0