Would you ask for a raise?

@911Ricki (13602)
Canada
July 12, 2012 12:53pm CST
I could help but laught at my friend. I would never ask for a raise at a job. But she asked her boss to give her a raise or else she's finding another job. She's now had her hours cut drastically.
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@jricky1 (6809)
• China
13 Jul 12
It is not bad if you really feel that the salary being paid did not show your value.I support doing so.But you should be ready and really made the boss feel trust on you.Anyway,feel happy about what you are doing is important.
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@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
13 Jul 12
Ricki, i never dare to ask for a raise myself. Usually, the boss is the only person who would decide whether to give a raise to his employee or not. It is really a great fortune if my boss willing to give me a very good raise. Otherwise, the little raise that i had received is also alright for me. I always think it is rude to ask a raise by myself since we are only working for the boss.
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@roberten (3131)
• United States
12 Jul 12
I would ask for a raise if I felt I deserved it and was also prepared to leave my job. It is difficult to prove that an employer is trying to make you leave your job so they will not be required to pay unemployment; or to punish you for expecting more pay than they are willing to give. I see nothing wrong with expecting to be paid what you are worth.
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@SomeCowgirl (32271)
• United States
12 Jul 12
Not unless they gave me another title, and yet didn't give me more money... Otherwise, You bet your butt I wouldn't be trying to ask for a raise. I don't want to not have a job! You have to prove you deserve it, not demand it!
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@Lorden (348)
• South Africa
12 Jul 12
She's now had her hours cut drastically, but she still gets the same amount of money then? Sounds pretty smart of her to have asked for the raise, if that is the case. She's not getting more money but she has more time to do other jobs that might pay her.
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@MandaLee (3695)
• United States
12 Jul 12
No, I think it would be rude to ask for a raise. Her boss is trying to get rid of her by cutting her hours.
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• United States
12 Jul 12
Oh great! Now, as a result of her being so bold to demand a raise she got her hours cut? PRICELESS. Just what she deserves.
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
15 Jul 12
I have asked for a raise in the past. Both times i received the raise but it was asked nicely and i had very good reasoning. About 4 years ago when i worked for another company... minimum wage in the province went up...and before i went up i was making about $5 over min wage...when it went up i was making $3 over min wage. I went to my boss and asked if he would mind giving me a raise to keep the difference between what i was making and minimum wage the same. He said it was a fair request and gave it to me...and to the other girl that was working there at the time. I asked the same boss for a raise about a year later when he hired someone to do the same job as me...paying him more with less experience and NO education for the job. At that point i went to him and indicated i was feeling taken advantage of with him requiring me to have an education&experience when he hired me but paying me less than someone with no experience and education and that i was going behind the guy and fixing his messes. Again...my boss did give me the raise...and the young man who was on probation ended up getting his hours cut when he made some very big costly mistakes - which if he had training he never would have made. I have to say that...when i quit working for that company he closed the business.