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How do I get my boss to take my raise request seriously?

I'm underpaid after a year in my first job after Grad school. I've done great work and my boss is happy, but she won't put me up for a raise. I am in the process of looking for a new job and have an interview, but I'd prefer to stay at this one if she would take my request seriously. What's the best course of action? Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by permiechickie on Jul 24, 2014 - 28 answers

Can I ask for a raise?

I've worked at my current job for 12 months. I think I've had a great year and have become more valuable to the company. I would like to ask for a raise but I don't know whether this is a reasonable request or how to ask if it is. Career specific details below. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 9, 2014 - 9 answers

Should I formally thank my boss?

I am a hostess at a small, family-owned restaurant. Yesterday, when I got my pay envelope, there was a small note inside indicating that I had gotten a raise (there were no words; it simply showed the hours I had worked multiplied by my new wage). I noted the change, and did not mention it immediately because my boss was not there at the time; I went about my day and forgot about it--until this afternoon. [more inside]
posted by gypsyroseme on Mar 20, 2014 - 33 answers

I just got a promotion. Should I have gotten a larger raise?

I work for a local small business. I was just promoted from Assistant Store Manager to Store Manager. The raise that was proposed to me was less than I thought it would be. Is there a standard or accepted percentage? [more inside]
posted by kbbbo on Mar 15, 2014 - 7 answers

My company is faltering financially. Do I still ask for a raise?

I'm a mid-level thing-maker at a small company (details left intentionally vague to protect the guilty). It was recently revealed at a company meeting that we're faltering financially due to management issues. We'll weather this storm, but it'll take some belt-tightening across the board. My position is secure, but my contract is up in two months. Do I ask for a raise when my contract is renewed? Details below. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 15, 2014 - 13 answers

Do I ask for a raise?

Do I ask for a raise? My long-term contract is being renewed for the second time, and for the second time on the "same terms", i.e. no increase in my hourly rate. I'm torn between asking for a raise because "I should" - my role and responsibilities have expanded greatly over time - and accepting the offer because, well, I'm not going to leave over this and based on my cursory knowledge of similar positions elsewhere I'm still paid competitively. And I don't want to make a fuss. [more inside]
posted by scribbler on Mar 4, 2014 - 16 answers

I accepted your offer and work here now. Let's negotiate my salary now!

I started a job several weeks ago and now I think I definitely should've asked for a higher salary. Oops. How soon can I ask for a raise? And how do I broach that subject? I've never had to ask for a raise in my life. Details below. (Sorry the post is quite long because any feedback on how to deal with my specific situation would be great.) [more inside]
posted by AppleTurnover on Feb 18, 2014 - 27 answers

How do I ask for a raise now after my performance review?

Our company received salary adjustments at the beginning of the year. Basically what I would consider cost of living adjustments. Maybe mine was slightly higher, but not much. I recently had a performance review but did not ask for the raise I believe I deserve for a couple reasons. Can I do anything about that now? [more inside]
posted by Amistad on Feb 2, 2014 - 6 answers

Compensation - what is a good raise %?

I am a young (>5 years out of college) female professional working at a tech company. We are a small company (>200 FTEs) and exist on funding and capital (not public or profitable yet). I am the best performer in my group and a very high performer (top 20% of employees, as told to me by HR and Executives). I just got a raise from $85,000 to $93,000 for a total of a 6% raise. I also got some equity as well. I am happy with my salary (and was happy already), but I honestly have no idea if I should negotiate or ask for more. One on hand I feel pressured to assert myself to exercise negotiation skills, especially as a woman; on the other hand, I am not a very material person, spend very little, and am very happy with my day to day quality of life. I don't really need the money. My question is - is 6% competitive? I know that I am already well paid for a young professional, especially for someone who has not had a lot of experience. I'm pretty happy. I just have no idea what the benchmarks are or what I should be asking for / expecting.
posted by pando11 on Jan 21, 2014 - 17 answers

Asking for a Raise?

From some minor checking on a new employee, I have seen a large discrepancy in pay - which is not surprising. Can I ask for a raise? How do I ask for a raise? Will I get fired? Should I just look for new work like I'm already doing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 20, 2013 - 17 answers

Give me a raise, or I'll walk the plank!

I work for Company A and have an offer from Company B. How do I properly negotiate a raise with Company A? [more inside]
posted by st starseed on Apr 7, 2013 - 22 answers

Do you have special advice for getting a raise in a non-profit?

Getting a raise at a non-profit: I have looked online to no avail for any particular advice targeting non-profits. I don't know if there is a different approach to use or not. But there seem to be particular challenges related to this type of organization. For instance, most of my colleagues do it for the love of the cause, myself included, and we are all underpaid and overworked. Also, I am well aware that our organization is struggling financially. [more inside]
posted by abirdinthehand on Mar 10, 2013 - 15 answers

Independent contractor - quandary re: asking for/demanding higher fee

I'm technically an independent contractor but essentially an employee without benefits for a small company. How do I renegotiate a higher fee when I've gone over hours on projects these past 6 months ? I am underpaid for the services I provide - my fault for not being more savvy at the start. [more inside]
posted by faraasha on Feb 11, 2013 - 11 answers

How can I renegotiate my salary in light of this job posting?

How can I renegotiate my salary in light of this job posting? [more inside]
posted by haplesschild on Jan 2, 2013 - 10 answers

Tips for getting a big raise at a small company?

Negotiating a large raise at a small company? Can it be done? And other related questions inside. [more inside]
posted by the foreground on Sep 25, 2012 - 14 answers

Raise or Call?

I like my job, but I have received a more lucrative offer from another company. How do I get a raise without leaving my company? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 19, 2012 - 19 answers

When you can't have what you want, try to want what you have.

I have two career options to choose from, and neither is the one I want. Help me make the best of the choices I have. [more inside]
posted by Passillododorconquail Buttonquivorybidododorbacon on Jul 19, 2012 - 6 answers

Proper etiquette for an unsolicted merit raise

What is proper "thank you" etiquette when given an unsolicited raise based on merit? [more inside]
posted by Fezboy! on Jul 18, 2012 - 22 answers

It's now or never...I think

I am the sole assistant of a personal injury attorney. Like most personal injury attorneys, he makes money only if he wins or settles a case. [more inside]
posted by serena15221 on Jun 7, 2012 - 39 answers

How to ask for a raise from an invisible boss?

I work as an independent contractor for a very large company. What's the best way to ask for a raise when I have never met my boss? [more inside]
posted by chaiminda on Apr 27, 2012 - 9 answers

New Raise Buzzkill - I should still get paid more!!

Advice on negotiating a raise when I've just transferred to a new office? [more inside]
posted by lizbunny on Apr 15, 2012 - 5 answers

How can I decline a raise request, yet still maintain employee morale?

Small business owners: Is it possible to turn down a request for a raise from employees, yet maintain workplace morale? On the flip side, have you been turned down for a raise, but stayed in your position? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 16, 2012 - 42 answers

Raise or Promotion or Both or What?

How do I ask for a raise? Or a re-promotion to a spot I was previously demoted from? Or maybe both? I don't know. Of course there are special details inside. [more inside]
posted by theichibun on Dec 9, 2011 - 4 answers

Need money: 14yr old

How can I raise about $1,500 by late January? [more inside]
posted by anksguitars on Sep 1, 2011 - 26 answers

How do nannies ask for raises?

I need a raise, but I'm a nanny, so this is complicated. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 10, 2011 - 29 answers

Alternative compensation

What are some forms of alternative compensation I could ask for from a very small business in lieu of a raise that will cause us to loose our kids' health insurance due to making too much $$$? [more inside]
posted by djpuddings on Mar 11, 2011 - 15 answers

2011 Cost of Living Increase for NYC

I am meeting with my boss for my annual review. I have not have a raise almost since I started four years ago. Is there an easy way to determine the NYC cost of living increase for 2011? I've tried to use teh google but no luck. Thanks.
posted by captainscared on Feb 25, 2011 - 8 answers

Contemplating the ethics of using a job prospect as leverage with my current employer

Is it bad form or unethical to use a new job prospect as leverage for a raise/promotion at the existing job? [more inside]
posted by bigtex on Feb 17, 2011 - 19 answers

When should I ask for a raise?

My company doesn't do yearly reviews so when should I ask for a raise? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 2, 2011 - 5 answers

Got shafted by my company, viz pay raise - what to do next?

Got shafted by my company, viz pay raise - what to do next? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 9, 2010 - 10 answers

I'm undervalued, morale is low and my work is starting to suffer. How do I talk to my boss?

I'm undervalued, morale is low and my work is starting to suffer. How do I talk to my boss? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 15, 2010 - 9 answers

Sign on the dotted line?

Does it make sense to consider contract positions when one has a full-time/permanent job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 9, 2010 - 4 answers

Should non-commission job have commission pay?

Asking for a friend: Said friend switched positions at his company from a commission-based position to a non-commission based position, but they are not increasing his wages to match those of the others in his department. What are his options? [more inside]
posted by rebent on Jul 28, 2010 - 12 answers

How do I go about getting a promotion?

How do I go about getting a promotion? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 28, 2010 - 5 answers

How to Succeed at Business While Trying Rather a Lot, Actually

How can I prepare for work situations that affect me materially, like salary negotiations, requesting a promotion and/or raise, asking to work on particular projects, etc.? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on May 9, 2010 - 10 answers

Un-Pimp My Ride!

Is it possibly to raise a Honda Civic that was lowered by the previous owner? [more inside]
posted by sciencemandan on Feb 8, 2010 - 10 answers

Mo money. no problems.

Asking for a raise. How do I backup my request with indisputable facts? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 27, 2010 - 6 answers

How do I use an offer from another company to negotiate a raise from my current one?

How do I use job offer from another company to negotiate a salary increase at my current one? [more inside]
posted by reticulatedspline on Sep 17, 2009 - 11 answers

Movin on up

I just got a raise. Yay! So here's my question: how good is it? Will a raise of this size make my life more comfortable? Nitty gritty details (lots of numbers!) inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 24, 2009 - 28 answers

My time is worth more than this.

Workfilter: My small company has cut benefits and pay, closed my office and given my peers promotions without raises. They've also taught me everything I know. How loyal should I be to them? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 21, 2009 - 15 answers

When’s the best time to ask for a raise?

There have been a lot of shakeups at my work lately, and now they seem to be working themselves out, leaving me with more responsibility. No word yet on more compensation or a title change, so when should I ask for it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 10, 2009 - 3 answers

That was... unexpected.

I got promoted with a raise less than six weeks into the job. I need to know what else to expect, aside from having the standards raised way up. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 9, 2009 - 8 answers

How much should a nanny get paid and how to ask for a raise

What do other Canadian nannies earn? I get $12 an hour and want to ask for a raise. Never done this before, any advice on hour to go about it? [more inside]
posted by beccyjoe on Apr 30, 2009 - 35 answers

How much to expect in a yearly raise?

I have my first "real job" annual review/raise coming up. I have never done this before. I'm looking for advice on what to expect and what to ask for. [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Apr 28, 2009 - 23 answers

Help me convince the new boss that I am not in fact a pain in the ass and should get more money

New boss denied my raise, but agreed to meet with me tomorrow to talk about it. Tell me what to say. [more inside]
posted by Methylviolet on Mar 3, 2009 - 17 answers

my time is worth more than this!

Lots of work for little reward: How do I ask for a raise? Working for a non-profit that is not doing so hot....more inside, possibly whiny (?) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 29, 2009 - 7 answers

Millions to be made by doing... what?

How do state and local government and schools generate revenue? (aside from taxes, tolls, etc) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 7, 2009 - 10 answers

What do I do with a car allowance every month?

My company is very eager to give me a car allowance. I wanted a raise. They countered with a lower raise, but added in a car allowance to bring the total higher than what I asked for. Why? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 22, 2008 - 18 answers

What should I expect at an annual review?

My first annual review is coming up at my first real job. What do I expect, especially regarding discussion about pay/raises? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 17, 2008 - 13 answers

Denied a raise; what is my next step?

I was denied a raise that I really deserved because the small company I work for "isn't doing so well right now." My request came after I was given a very positive review in which all parties agreed that have exceeded expectations. [more inside]
posted by RingerChopChop on Oct 30, 2008 - 40 answers

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