I wouldn’t ask for a pay rise – the organisation that pays me has a set pay scale and no one can change that.
OH is pretty good at getting pay rises. He has been in his current job a year, and is good at what he does. (He basically turned the palce around when he started managing) so he asked for a pay rise and got 2.5k, with the promise that if he hit targets for the next 3 months it would be doubled. He’s not scared 😆