Scared to ask for a raise at work?

@estherlou (5017)
United States
July 31, 2007 10:32am CST
This employer shot 2 of his employees because they kept asking for a raise. Wow! How crazy is that! http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/07/31/raise.denied.ap/index.html
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@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
31 Jul 07
Unreal! If only the guy would of talked to his employees about the financial part of the business, maybe they would of helped him bring the business in the black. They more than likely had no clue the business was failing when they asked for pay raises. So sad that this had to happen.
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• United States
31 Jul 07
Thanks, you may have saved my life. Who knows what might have happened if I had gone through with what I was going to ask my boss. Of course, if my wife (my boss) does kill me it could be for one of many reasons.
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@gberlin (3836)
31 Jul 07
That is really crazy. I am glad I don't work for a boss like that.
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@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
31 Jul 07
I read that article this morning. I can not believe the guy shot his employees. You would think that times were tight and he would have just told them so and motivated them to sell!
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• United States
29 Sep 07
Wow, that's crazy. It's like people don't know how to say "no" anymore. In my workplace, we get cost of living raises regularly. But, no one in our classification can get a raise by asking, nor do we get bonuses. So, there's no use in asking. You either take what they pay you or you find another job.
29 Sep 07
thats crazy lol...
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
2 Aug 07
It is indeed crazy to shoot the employees just because of it. Perhaps the employees are not tactful enough. They could find other ways to get a raise instead!
@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
1 Aug 07
That's different. Usually it's an employee who kills the boss and a few co-workers. I've always heard it can't hurt to ask when it comes time to ask for a raise, but in this case, it sure did.