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What's the Best Way to Ask for a Raise?

Asked By: Julie P - 6/15/2006
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Asking for a pay raise might not be easy for you, just as it isn't for most. Even if you eventually muster the courage, there are no step-by-step instructions, sure ways of asking or "magic pills" that guarantee your success. However, following the guidelines below might at least increase your chances... More
Answered By: Who_Are_You? - 6/15/2006
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nicely
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Answered By: stefan - 6/15/2006
 
Naked photos of your boss with his boyfriend helps.
Answered By: Dan w - 6/15/2006
 
Firmly and directly.
Answered By: amace020 - 6/15/2006
 
On your hands and knees..remeber the saying.."Bbllooww job or NO JOB" So a little head goes a long long way.
Answered By: Sara M - 6/15/2006
 
Just be nice and politely ask for the raise.
Answered By: Ay - 6/15/2006
 
With a pistol in your right hand.
Answered By: paintballer391 - 6/15/2006
 
After going down on your boss? Just kidding. Try sitting down and explaining all the posative things you've done for the company.
Answered By: pipi_lollipop - 6/15/2006
 
I would suggest making a list of all of the accomplishments you have made in your position - and possible ways that you are helping the company either making money, saving money, or making work easier for others. Then present those to your boss as you are talking to him/her and mentioning that you enjoy working there... More
Answered By: AV8RGAL - 6/15/2006
 
Value your worth and just go for it!! All they can say is "no" which means you wouldn't have lost anything.
Answered By: BELLE - 6/15/2006
 
let your boss know that your yearly review is up and that the last time you got a raise was a year ago...be sure to mention all the good things you have done for the company and why you deserve a raise already........works for me.
Answered By: msacup - 6/15/2006
 
Tell them you want more money or your leaving... it's a risk but if they like you and value you working there they will give it to you (providing you deserve it), if they don't then they are cheap and you probably will never get one so time to find something new
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Answered By: need to know basis - 6/15/2006
 
First, if you are due a raise, it should be obvious to your boss that you've been performing well and are therefore deserving. So, that makes the process of asking for a raise fairly straight-forward. You should "build a case" to support your request. Collect evidence such as attendence, hours, dedication, work... More
Answered By: Dan Soschin - 6/15/2006
 
Go in to the meeting with your boss with a positive attitude and give him/her your side of the situation, but don't forget you must have reasons why you think you deserve the raise. For instance: What have you brought in to the company... More
Answered By: Tigger7 - 6/15/2006
 
To ask for a raise I believe that one should first lay the groundwork for making the request. Be a very good or excellent employee, demonstrate that your continually conscientious, a hard worker, and an asset to the business - someone that an employer can appreciate because your contribution is an obvious benefit... More
Answered By: VanWinkle - 6/15/2006
 
Ask for a meeting to discuss your compensation package with the person who can make salary changes. Or at the end of a regular evaluation of your work (assuming that it was positive... More
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Answered By: Raven - 6/15/2006
 
I have 12 employees that work under me and do yearly reviews to help in pay increases. However, if you don't have the luxury of having a review, I highly suggest making sure that the company honors such pay increases in the first place - some do not (oddly enough). But most importantly, you will be more successful to... More
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Answered By: sassybean_29 - 6/15/2006
 
first, be sure that your request is valid... More
Answered By: joey322 - 6/15/2006
 
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