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9 Things You Should Never Say When Asking for a Raise

Aaron Gouveia shares for nine things that open up a can of worms that you do not need when asking for a raise:

  1. “I know the timing isn’t great, but…” If the timing is not good, then do not ask.
  2. “I haven’t had a raise since…” Complaining does not work.
  3. “I’m doing the work of three people…” Again, complaining
  4. “I’ve been here for a year now…” If annual reviews are not a normal thing in the first place, this should not matter.
  5. “I’ve done everything I was supposed to…” Doing what is expected of you justifies your current salary, not a bigger one.
  6. “I need a raise because I’m having personal problems…” Tough luck, Chuck.
  7. “I want $[a stupid amount of money].” Do your research to know what is reasonable.
  8. “But [coworker]is making more than me…” Maybe that person just has it a lot more together than you.
  9. “If I don’t get a raise, I’m leaving.” Well, I guess the pressure is on to find a new job now, huh?

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About John Friscia

John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

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