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@kiobug (2250)
United States
December 2, 2007 8:46pm CST
When do you think its ideal to ask for a raise and how much?
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@AD11RGUY (1266)
• United States
3 Dec 07
That's always tough. If you know your employer/manager well enough to joke with them, I'd just simply say "Hey. You got a minute?" and then tell them how you feel about your performance on the job there and tell them that you think you deserve more. Try not to underbid your worth but also don't ask for the sky either. If you have to negotiate to come to a final wage, do so! Worse that will happen is that you won't get the figure you're asking for. If on the other hand, you are just a number amongst many in the company, I would go to the HR department and find out what the procedure for raises is. Do you have to fill out a request? Is it time on the job based? Maybe the HR person will give you hints about who to see to get that raise you want. However it is for you, I wish you luck in getting that raise! And don't give up. You may not get it this quarter, so ask again sometime next quarter. Just be politely persistent. You should be able to get that raise with a little effort.
@kiobug (2250)
• United States
3 Dec 07
Bleh. Thats what I figured. I know our company does that as it is a chain and corporate. Thing is I feel special circumstances apply for my coworker and I. heres the deal, my manager makes $20/hr for the same requirements as me, she does nothing. And she just took sick leave for all of decemeber which is essential to working here and 80% of our buisness. So our assistant manager who makes $16/hr will be stepped up to her posistion, again same requirements as me just different pay, and she does nothing as well. I make $10.75/hr to do ten times as much as them combined. My next raise is $15/hr but they do it by hours, and im still 700 hours short...so I have to work 700 hours to get it. I contacted out dism but she said it will be decided at a later date and if anything does happen im sure it will only be one person.
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
8 Dec 07
Much depends on the length of time you've worked for the company. Some companies state very clearly, when doing the hiring process, that automatic raises will become effective 30-60-90 days down the road. Some companies also have probationary periods. It might be safe to ask after 3 months.
• United States
3 Dec 07
You should ask for a raise after your raise date on the job has past. Go to the boss, and say it is past my raise time.....Can I please have my raise!
@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
3 Dec 07
Hi kiobug!:) Ive never asked for a raise,they have always came to me telling me they were giving me a raise.I was given a raise like every 3 months,because in my job there was a pay amount limit for what i did and thats why i got a raise every 3 months to a certain limit.I dont really know when it would be a good time for this to ask,sorry:( Peanutjar:)