How to ask for a raise

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#1 Posted by Serraph105 (33730 posts) -

Money has been very much on my mind as of late and I would have really appreciated some sort of class or training on this sort of thing so I thought I would share this video in case anyone feels that they too would benefit

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#2 Posted by DaVillain- (36452 posts) -

Depending on the job, I used to get yearly annual raises, it's part of my performances I do at work, it's not much but it's still better then nothing. Don't call-out sick, take pride in your work, and you'll get a raise is how it normally works but like I said, it all depends on the job of the company you work who passes raises.

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#3 Posted by bgres077 (12639 posts) -

Just whip it out and lay it on the table. You're either getting a raise or going to jail.

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#4 Posted by So_Carrieous (44 posts) -

Raise? Yeah but has anyone ever seen someone ask for a career and get it?

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#5 Posted by Serraph105 (33730 posts) -

@bgres077: You might get a different kind of raise.

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#6 Posted by pyro1245 (4990 posts) -

I usually ask for a review.

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#7 Posted by Shmiity (6268 posts) -

If you're working a retail job where raises are only a couple cents/total shit, not much you can do. You'll be stifled forever. But in other scenarios:

You could be given a review every 6 months, or every year, and you could discuss your accomplishments, what you bring to the company, your value, etc. Looking committed and doing well obviously is a plus.

I had one job where in a year and half I went from 14$hr/ --> 17/hr, which equates to about $6000 increase. But I asked for raises at my reviews- I didnt wait around.

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#8 Posted by plageus900 (2690 posts) -

Dont expect to get a raise if you're just an average employee. If you go out of your way to make things happen and you're consistently performing above your expected level, then you can use that as ammunition when you ask for a pay increase.

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#9 Posted by ycdeo (2698 posts) -

I am a soldier. I work in the army. Perhaps its time to promote me to higher rank.

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#10 Posted by Baconstrip78 (1380 posts) -

Leave your company every 3 years. Easiest way to make more money.

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#11 Posted by shellcase86 (4396 posts) -

@Baconstrip78 said:

Leave your company every 3 years. Easiest way to make more money.

Sadly true in some circumstances.

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#12 Posted by SolidSnake35 (58842 posts) -

Don't be doing that. You'll be the first to go when they realise how much money they're wasting on you.