Almost 1 year ago I started in a new position at my company after an extensive interview process. I was really happy, as it was with an up and coming division in the company, thus setting me up on the fast track for lots of future opportunities.
At that time, I received a modest increase(approximately 15 percent) in pay as well as a few other benefits. Through one my other colleagues who interviewed (but did not get the job), I realized that I could have pushed for more (I received a ballpark figure of what they budgeted for the position). I was mildly perturbed at the time but I blew it off for the following reasons:
1) I had no-one to blame but myself for not pushing harder;
2) See Opportunity, listed above;
3) I figured I could give it a year and then ask for more, after I've proven myself.
So here's the catch: this afternoon my boss e-mailed me to let me know that HR wants to move me from a non-exempt to exempt status. Basically what this means is that I'll be moving to a salaried position within the company, become ineligible for overtime, but be given comp days and an extra week of vacation in exchange.
During this e-mail my boss also had some praise for the work that I did, and also told me that they would be generous about OT and comp time. We agreed to talk it over on Tuesday.
I was planning on waiting on Performance Review Season, but does this seem like a good time to open the salary conversation to anybody? My reasoning is that I'd be moving from a position where I'd become eligible to make more money by working more to a position where I wouldn't be able to do that anymore. Since that is the case I'd prefer to be compensated for the change.
Just for context I wanted to throw in the following measures:
1) I don't think that my asking this would put me on any shit lists somewhere assuming I don't behave like a total ass.
2) We just hit our targets for this year (which means that we're very profitable as a unit).
3) I'm fairly well known for being a hard worker and receive decent amounts of praise from various people, all the way up to the VP of our division.
As a corollary, assuming that I do ask, should I mention that I know what they initially budged for the position and that I'm coming in under that?
Apologies in advance for the vagueness, I don't want to mention specifics like salary and position because of the (potentially) sensitive nature of this post.