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Suddenly In Charge: Managing Up, Managing Down, Succeeding All Around: Managing Up, Managing Down, Succeeding All Around by Matuson R Chinsky

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CHAPTER SIXPlease, Sir, Can I Have Some More?

How to Ask for a Raiseand Actually Get It

For many people, asking for a raise feels like begging. You go into the boss’s office, fall onto your knees, and plead your case. If you are lucky, a few scraps are thrown your way. Those who aren’t as fortunate exit with nothing but lost pride to show for their efforts.

Asking for a raise does not have to be this way, nor should it feel like begging. There may be times in your life when it is quite appropriate to ask your boss for a raise (see the sidebar on page sixty-six). Asking doesn’t guarantee that you will get a raise, of course, but not asking may ensure that you don’t receive more money. Yes, I am aware there are policies about when employees are ...

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