(Closed) Wanting to ask for a raise!

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Wait, you’ve not gotten a raise in 7 years? Not a single cost of living raise or a promotion??!!

You should have asked for these things….6 years ago. Women are notorious for never speaking up for raises/promotions in the work place. You know why they haven’t given you a raise?? Because they know they can get away with not doing it and you won’t leave!!

Post # 6
993 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

just do it!!!!

You should get seven years of raises.  If you’re shy, make a list of everything you’ve learned and your contributions to the company, as you did here but in a way you can present to your boss.  Then find a reasonable rate of what you should make based on your experience (there are websites that can tell you your area and profession) and then present this to your supervisor.  Ask what they believe you’re worth in comparison to the girl who works under you.  If they lie, find a new job.  They’re taking advantage of you.

If your supervisor says no raise or insulting raise, go higher than them and do the same thing.  And if no one gives you a raise, and you’re still lower than a starting wage, tell them you feel extremely undervalued and you just can afford to work there anymore.  Cause that’s bullshit!

Unless you love your job and you don’t need money at all.  I get the argument “you have to ask for it to prove you should get it” but still… that’s a long time.  You’re undervaluing yourself by letting them get away with it.

Post # 7
2287 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

Find out what the average salary is for this in your state, and make a list of accomplishments. 

Post # 8
1274 posts
Bumble bee

At my work they do an annual review where we discuss the good, the bad and the money. πŸ™‚ Ask for a review and go in with a list of your accomplishments/things you’ve done well or assisted the company with and a few things you’d like to work on or aspire to do to move up in the company. Maybe it’s a new job title or a project you’d like to head, or that you would like to change the work you do or have more responsibilities.

Also – definitely check out the average salary for someone with your job in your area and the range. Go in there with clear numbers and ask for the raise you deserve. 7 years is a long time to be making the same amount. I’m shy too but you have to look out for yourself and your future. πŸ™‚ 

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