Is it OK to ask for a rasie?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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10384 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think you should ask for $5/hr raise. They will likely come back with $3 or $4, so that leaves wiggle room.

Good for you for asking, too! Women make less than men, and a big part of that is because we don’t demand what we are worth!

Post # 4
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1406 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Generally people don’t ask for raises after working for their employer for at least a year.  What have you contributed that makes you worth an extra $4 an hour?

Post # 5
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2661 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I’ve never actually asked for a raise, but I know that when I went from part time to full time at a job once, they automatically gave me a raise on top of offering me benefits. So I think you should definitely ask for one!

Post # 6
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11300 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Honestly, I’d probably ask for $10 and let them negotiate you down. Don’t undersell yourself.

Post # 7
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10384 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@discodance:  She has worked there for almost a year – most of it as a contract employee. She missed out on negotiating her new salary when she was onboarded.

Post # 11
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11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Definitely ask but have good solid reasons of why you deserve more $.  Also, aim high (ask for more than $3) so there’s room to negotiate down.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

If you think you’re worth it feel free to try it, but I would make sure you have a plenty of good reasons why you deserve a raise – more than just because you’re underpaid.  You won’t get a raise if you can’t make a case for it by showing how awesome you are and what you’ve done for the company.

 

Post # 13
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1259 posts
Bumble bee

I think it’s more than okay to ask for a raise. Make a list of your accomplishments over the past year there…i.e. the reasons why you deserve a raise. List everything, then pare it down to a few you can remember when you schedule a meeting to discuss. And always ALWAYS ask for more then what you want, so you can negotiate. Also, don’t be too scared to pause, and “think it over” during the discussion, make sure you don’t settle for less then you deserve or are worth. Good luck! Smile

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@mrshoneybee:  If you dont ask for it you’ll never get it! I say go for it and let us know how you get one 😀

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