I need advice from neutral parties (not my family, coworkers, or close friends basically). I have been an LVN for 2 years working for an Ophthalmology clinic/surgery center. I love the specialty. I started with what I consider very low pay but knew I needed a job and experience. Since being hired as a "tech" working up pts. for doctor (refracting, pressures, dilating, history etc.), I have also been moved to pre-op, prep nurse in surgery, scrub nurse, and now am head of the OR scrub nurses and sterility of instruments. It's A LOT of work and my days are very long. I was bumped into this head position bc of a sudden retirement by another very experienced COT. I am now in charge of training very inexperienced people that have no medical background bc they can pay them less. I have also learned to schedule pts. for surgery. I have received one raise that I feel like I begged for of 50 cents! I'm so frustrated. I will be moving with my husband in 6 months for him to attend law school so I don't want to quit. How do I go about asking for another raise when it feels like I am not appreciated and they NEVER give raises? Thanks in advance!