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Asking For a Pay Raise

Have You Ever Asked For a Pay Raise?

The top cause of work stress is your paycheck, according to findings by the American Psychological Association. Many workers are not feeling appreciated, and salary is certainly a major factor among other things like low prospects for career advancement and getting too much work. Sometimes, you have to ask for what you want or you just won't get it. So I'm curious to know if any of you have ever negotiated with your manager. Have you ever asked for a pay raise?

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amber512 amber512 6 years
I have only worked at places that only offer minimum wage, so I have never asked.
janetmouse janetmouse 6 years
You just gotta ask...can't hurt...will always help!
itsallabouttheg itsallabouttheg 6 years
i've never asked- apparently my work (and an unexpected increase in responsibilities) spoke for me!
Emily-Co Emily-Co 6 years
This is great feedback guys — it'll be very helpful for the other readers to read this. Question: Did any of you find it useful to state the amount of the pay raise? If so, how did you come to that figure?
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 6 years
A long time ago I was hired as an office assistant at a small company and within a couple years I was basically running the office. So I asked for a big raise and got it.
testadura67 testadura67 6 years
I was hired on a "see how it goes" basis on a friend's referral and given very base pay, and promised a significant raise after 90 days if I worked out. For the next year and a half, there was always some reason they wouldn't give me my raise until they hired a new manager who I approached with the situation. He got so angry on my behalf he just started turning red in the face as I explained it to him. I had my raise two weeks later :)
nycactres80 nycactres80 6 years
I actually asked for a salary increase and got it. I put this whole proposal together on how I saved the company all this money and I've taken on more responsiblities. I got a 11% pay increase then.
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