I had my performance review two weeks ago. I asked my boss for a bigger-than-average pay raise and I got shot down.
She said “You do a great job, Mickey, but we set our budgets for 2017 a long time ago. I didn’t know you were looking for more than the average increase.”
After our meeting my boss talked to HR and they said they would look at my salary relative to the market, so that’s good. It will take them a few weeks to do that.