I'm seeing a lot of discussion online about how various meetings should have been an email. Given you're uncomfortable with approaching your manager in person, but seem to be more comfortable with email, perhaps rather than asking for a meeting, email them a request for a pay raise and outlining why, and possibly how much, but keep it to under about 500 words. Point form might be even better. Don't go for 4 cents. If you were working 40 hours/week, you're talking about $1. 60/week and $83. 20/year. I'd suggested going for at least $0. 25/hr and possibly asking what you'd have to do to move up to being an assistant manager or shift leader, etc. (e. g. taking on a roll with a bit more responsibility).