All Messages / How do you ask for a raise?

11:5710/07/14

How do you ask for a raise?

It’s a fact that women make less money in the same positions as men. That’s stupid.

We are just as smart (probably smarter) and work just as hard, so we deserve the same or more pay! But, it can be hard to find the right words, let alone the guts, to meet with your boss and ask for a raise. Maybe that last sentence in itself is the problem  – should we ask for a raise, or demand a raise?

Have you gotten a raise? How did you approach it?

Views ( 1522 )Posts ( 1 )

  • The Dubs

    I recently interviewed for a job and I was offered a position! However, I had a set salary in mind as the lowest I would go, since I have a job currently that I like and wouldn’t leave unless I was advancing. But the guy was really taken aback that I wanted more than they were offering (I wanted $5000 more annually). And he never got back to me after he said he’d talk it over with HR. I wrote an email letting them know I was still interested if we could come to an agreement, but he ignored my message and hasn’t gotten back to me. That was the first time I’ve asked for more money since my first job out of college. It was pretty discouraging that it didn’t work out. On the other hand, I’m really proud that I stood my ground.

The Dubs says:

I recently interviewed for a job and I was offered a position! However, I had a set salary in mind as the lowest I would go, since I have a job currently that I like and wouldn’t leave unless I was advancing. But the guy was really taken aback that I wanted more than they were offering (I wanted $5000 more annually). And he never got back to me after he said he’d talk it over with HR. I wrote an email letting them know I was still interested if we could come to an agreement, but he ignored my message and hasn’t gotten back to me. That was the first time I’ve asked for more money since my first job out of college. It was pretty discouraging that it didn’t work out. On the other hand, I’m really proud that I stood my ground.