I think with this economy, some people jump to the quick and easy response "Just be glad you have a job and shut up." I have been through multiple layoffs during this recession and my take is some companies are using the recession as an excuse. They use it as an excuse to overwork people, to not take care of HR issues when they need to, not give raises (even cost of living) and other general crappiness that they can get away with. Obviously, you are not being treated right. They probably said to themselves "Yeah this guy is bright and can multitask so lets get rid of everyone and make him do all the work!" Cost-savings of $$$$. You won't get fired for asking for a raise. Go in there with a complete list of the things that you do/are responsible for and see what they say. If they say F**%% off, then you know to start looking. The economy is getting better and if you leave, they are going to be screwed. If they are stupid enough to not give you anything, they deserve what they get.