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Relating to the Office: Raise Talk Isn't Easy For Anyone

Relating to the Office: Raise Talk Isn't Easy For Anyone

On this week's episode of The Office corporate alerts Jim and Michael that there won't be funds to give everyone a raise and the co-managers are tasked with telling the team the crushing news.

Jim makes his first big call by announcing only the salespeople will receive raises. This immediately insights panic and questions from the ranks. While Jim and Michael feel the pressure to make everyone happy, the crew is understandably upset by the news and quick to jump on Dwight's revolt train. They even snoop in on Jim and Michael's bizarre promotion based on photos and beans project in the conference room.

It's a whole mess of silliness, but an unorthodox reminder that talking about raises with co-workers can get hairy, and isn't easy for employers or employees. Do you discuss raises openly with people at your workplace, or is money talk kept behind closed doors?

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