So a position one-up from my position has opened up recently. I applied, and had my first interview today. We didn't discuss hourly wages, but I know that discussion will come in the second interview.
So, I make $10 per hour. I talked to the person who recently got promoted (leaving the open position) and asked him for an idea of how much that position pays. Come to find out he told me straight up he makes $10.55 per hour, only .55 cents more per hour than I do!
Originally I thought that the position would be more like $15 per hour. It is a ton more responsibility and managerial duties than what I do right now, so I just have a hard time believing the pay could be so low! Either way, I would still like to get into this position because it's a great stepping stone within the company, but I still would like to ask for a bit more money.
So my question is: What seems reasonable for me to ask? I kind of want to ask for $12, because that would be a nice pay increase for me....