Want A Pay Raise? Here’s What To Say To Get It

Want A Pay Raise? Here’s What To Say To Get It
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Julie worked as a credit manager for seven years but hadn’t received a raise in the last two years. She and her husband could barely make ends meet, so he pushed her to ask for a raise when they wanted to buy a new car. Julie was nervous but determined.

Entering her boss’s office, Julie quickly blurted out, “I’ve worked for this company for seven years, but I haven’t had a raise in the last two years. I think being a loyal employee is worth a lot. My car is old, and we want to buy a new one. Cars are expensive, so I need a raise,” adding that $300 more a month was appropriate. Her boss asked her why she believed she deserved a raise. “Loyalty,” Julie responded. “Seven years—not too many people have been here that long. I think that’s significant. I’ve been in the credit area all that time, so I really know my stuff. Other companies are giving raises. I believe I deserve one, too.” Her boss said that revenues were down, and budgets were tight. He said no to her raise request. This certainly wasn’t the result she wanted.

Want A Pay Raise? Here’s What To Say To Get It



Robin Ryan

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