I work in a medical lab with, I'm pretty sure, an INTJ boss. It's been really beneficial for me-- I've gotten to collaborate on a ton of publications and have made new business contacts and friends. I'm an INFj, so I enjoy taking care of the social aspects of the lab. I like him and would apply to work in my lab as a student if my background were in that discipline, which I'm not.
We might land a grant and then there might be some extra money and I could ask for a raise.
The only problem is I basically make just a little bit too much to be on food stamps, so I'm totally nervous about jeopardizing even that by asking. I don't know how to ask.
I suspect the minimum degree of competence for my job is very low but I'm not doing the bare minumum, I do much, much, much more. I'm a very helpful person. I can't even take 1 single vacation day because we move at a fast pace. I consider this good!!! Like I'm in demand and making a difference. As an INFJ, this matters to me even if it doesn't translate into money.
Production wise I would say I work every hour of the day, taking no lunch break, and produce a lot. I was a 4.0 student at an Ivy league college and I work harder than I did then now. I don't want to brag or anything, just speaking out loud and trying to understand how to go about this.
Again my boss is an INTJ. Other relevant information-- I may ask him for a letter for grad school so I can get a master's at my job.
Ok so... how do I go about asking for a raise?
Other relevant information... I'm 8 months into my job. I make 28K, enough to share a studio apartment with one other person in my area.
Sorry if this sounds hopefully naive! It's been a rough couple years on the market, I don't have this skill. I wish I could just be bold!!