I need a raise. No, I deserve a raise. I’m working harder than ever before, and I’d like to be compensated for it.
—Almost everyone we know
In the film Jerry Maguire, one of Jerry’s clients, like millions of workers around the world, continues to ask for his fair share (or more). Our paychecks, in addition to buying food and shelter, become a critical yardstick for how much our employers value us. It makes sense we’d want more.
I want more. Does that mean