Aaron Gouveia shares for Salary.com nine things that open up a can of worms that you do not need when asking for a raise:
- “I know the timing isn’t great, but…” If the timing is not good, then do not ask.
- “I haven’t had a raise since…” Complaining does not work.
- “I’m doing the work of three people…” Again, complaining
- “I’ve been here for a year now…” If annual reviews are not a normal thing in the first place, this should not matter.
- “I’ve done everything I was supposed to…” Doing what is expected of you justifies your current salary, not a bigger one.
- “I need a raise because I’m having personal problems…” Tough luck, Chuck.
- “I want $[a stupid amount of money].” Do your research to know what is reasonable.
- “But [coworker] is making more than me…” Maybe that person just has it a lot more together than you.
- “If I don’t get a raise, I’m leaving.” Well, I guess the pressure is on to find a new job now, huh?
You can view the full slideshow here: http://www.salary.com/9-things-never-say-ask-for-raise/