My friends and I had a chat over coffee whether it is common for employees to get pay rise from their employers every year. My question is:
1. Is it really common? I am aware that some govt departments get pay increments year by year according to inflation rate (minimum). I work in the private sector. My performance is above average according to recent performance review from my direct supervisor.
2. If it is, by how much should it rise by? I am struggling a bit (just a bit) paying rent here in Perth. So if I bring up this rent issue, will management consider this as a valid reason?
Thanks in advance