I've been at my workplace since February of 2006, and I've come a way. In August, my boss did give me some strong comments about how he wants me to follow his directions longer (he likes to give long directions all at once). Well, he has not said anything about it since. I've been trusted to make things entirely by myself more frequently, and to polish molds.
Given that I started at 8 dollars an hour, and now I am doing a lot more involved things, do you think it would be fair to ask for a small raise sometime before February? The only real negative I think I have for myself there is my hours- I don't work many. Well, I work 4 hours a week and then another 4-6 on saturday. There's not a lot anybody can do about that though as long as I am in school. I worked 25-30 hours a week in summer though.