Do you ask for a raise at your current job?

April 1, 2008 11:52am CST
One of the most intimidating to do in the business world is to ask for a raise at your current job. If you are stuck in the grind of your current job, then you know excatly what I am talking about. Sometimes, the boss just does not pay you enough money. So you are worth more? What do you do about it? Thers is a way to request a raise, but you better be careful when doing that. I do not know how to ask for a raise at my current job, as I do not want to establish a bad relationship with my boss although I always think that I should get more from my current job. What about you? Have you ever asked for a raise at your job? And what about the results? If you get more salary finally, how do you achieve on this?
1 response
@dvschic (1796)
• United States
1 Apr 08
i'm due for a raise, typically everyone in my company gets one every year, but for some reason this year i was skipped. i hate it! i know i'm paid well for my current job, but i could be paid more based on the industry standard. i think its crap, but i always prepare for a raise or review, i gather info on local office manager salaries and take a list of all my accomplishments as well as areas i need to work on. i prepare for a lil bashing, cause they are going to point out the negatives and i keep my fingers crossed for the raise i want.
• China
2 Apr 08
Although my company has salary adjustment every year, the raise is really so little. As now in my country almost everything raise so much except our salary. So sad!