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    The 5 worst ways to ask for a raise

    Everyone would love a raise—but there are several surefire ways to ensure you won't get one.


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    “She got a raise, so I should too.”

    This strategy isn’t good, because you are now comparing yourself to a colleague. This can make your boss agitated having to defend the other employee and why he/she deserves the raise. Most bosses don’t want to think that staff talk about their salaries (no employer wants a mutiny on their hands!). Not to mention, there’s always the chance that in your boss’ mind, you may not measure up to your coworker!   

    A better way: Don’t focus on your colleague. Instead, focus on the quality work that you are providing.

    Related reading: 5 things that will make you stand out and get a raise



    Lisa Newburger, LISW-S
    Lisa Newburger, a master's level social worker supervisor, helps audiences find humor in talking about tough topics. Her "in-your-face" ...


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