I'm looking for some advice on how to bring up a raise with my bosses. We receive raises annually at the beginning of the year, typically January or February the latest. This year we had out reviews mid January and I expected to receive my raise at that time as well. My bosses ended up saying they will address raises in a few weeks. It has now been almost 3 months and we haven't heard anything.
Normally I wouldn't push these things since it's been super busy, but my main boss has taken 2 one week vacations in that time, so he hasn't been unbelievable swamped. Also my raise has been a long time coming. I started working for my firm in Sept 2010 and officially brought on Nov 2010. I was paid base pay when I started, but my responsibilities grew quickly after that. I ended up asking about a raise in July 2011 because I wasn't informed of the annual protocol and my boss agreed to give me a $3 raise mid year, but it was still $2 less than he mentioned I should be making a few weeks prior. Now I have twice the amount of clients and ton more responsibility. He passed on a raise last January (2012) because I had received a "small bump" as he called in the prior July. So it's been almost 2 years without a raise and I'm making over $10 less than my coworkers. (I don't expect to make the same as them as they have more experience, but I'm doing the same work)
I'm just not sure how to approach him without sounding like he owes me or impatient. I do extra work for the firm at home to earn extra cash so he really helps me out in that sense. But it's very sporadic and hard for me to find time at home to get the work done.
Thanks for any suggestions.