I went to my sup today to ask if I could get the pickoff pay. His answer was "tell me why." I told him why I want the extra pay and asked what I could do to get it. Instead of telling me what I need to do to get it, he instead tells me to tell him why HE should give me it. I tell him what I think, and he still says no, not the answer he's looking for. The answer "is right in front of my face" and until I tell him it he's not going to give me an answer. I have no clue at all what he wants to hear. The first thing that comes to mind is that he doesn't want to because his bonus or w/e is based on how cost effective he keeps his wing of the building, and giving a lowly grunt a 1$ an hour raise isn't worth it to him. I don't even know if this is true, but in my frustration this is what comes to mind. All I know is if I can't start making more at this place, the only answer he's getting from me is "I quit."