Now before everyone says we are in a recession why are you asking a raise. There are some circumstances. My company is moving to out of the area and shutting down my facility. I have indicated that I would move but the sense is 30-60% of the people in the facility will not move. My boss is an expat and has taken a new job in france. My mentor who i share the desk with has taken his position. (I deal with tactical issues and he deals with strategic issues; Raw material, commercial issues, etc ) With my mentor taking the position I am going to be in a position to take on more responsibility (with the same title) Also my mentor the guy who is taking my former bosses position is also an expat and will be going back to Brazil mid 2010 when we are to move out of our facility Another person in the group has also just got promoted. (her raise was 5%; I know this because she was talking about how much they would give her if she got a raise) We are understaffed by 2-3 people (now 3-4 with my boss leaving) I have been working there since May 2008 after being unemployed for 1.5 years I have a difficult supplier (One that if they get frisky and stops shipment I am getting a phone call from TOP executives 5+ ranks higher then me; but I wouldn't get fired because everyone knows there a tough supplier and they would just send me to siberia ) I have received accolades from my co-workers on how quickly I have come up to speed on my accounts and the processes we have to deal with. They will not eliminate my position they fought for a year to get the position and it will be difficult for them to get it back I had planned on asking for an increase after my current boss leaves to france. They have some plans on how to deal with the situation. All of them result in me having more responsibility. Now back to the question. Would it be the right time to ask for a raise. No one in there right mind would take a job only to know they would have to move in a year and a half. Given the economy people would be hard pressed into moving into a location just for 1.5 years. They cannot hire someone at the new location there is no room for that person period! I was thinking a raise in the magnitude of 3-4%; they have not said anything about a year over year raise. Any advise?