If you do a google search on "Asking for a raise" you will come up with pages and pages of search results. Everyone has advice on how to do it. But how many of us actually do it? I have a very hard time to do this in a very straight forward manner. In fact, I have a very hard time doing this at all.
Why do I bring this up? Every year around this time the major activities of the year are completed or are about to wrap up. I start thinking of all of the things that my team and I have been able to accomplish and how successful we've been this year. And as I sat there late on a Monday afternoon going through a very boring training on a huge operational project that will take place starting now through the duration of next year...I know I deserve a raise.
I love where I work, I enjoy what I do, and gosh darn it, I am good at what I do! That's why I'm here, that's why I've been here for so long, and that is why year after year I produce results. I've tried to wait for the right time, bad economy, premium revenue losses, etc etc have held me back. But when do I say enough is enough. When do I actually say ok, this is the last time? When is that time? Back to the question at hand....How do I do it?
Have you asked your boss for a raise? How did you do it? I would love some feedback on this one. Please leave comments.... (DEEP Sigh)
(By the way.....if you do happen to Google asking for a raise....most of the articles or blogs say that if its not during your annual review, most of the time the answer will be no! LOL!)
Until next time.....