8 Negotiating the pay rise you deserve

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You feel certain that you deserve a pay rise, but youre unsure about how to ask your boss. Many people feel awkward discussing money, but remember that if you dont assert your views, nobody will do it for you. And the chances are that your employer will have no qualms about paying you the bare minimum.

When you make your request, its very important to think through the issues outlined in this chapter and have as much information to hand as possible. Its also important to know how to respond if you end up receiving a negative answer to the request. Here are some questions that will help you prepare for ...

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