ASKING FOR A PAY RAISE
Asking for a pay raise is a tricky job but there is a
time when you can take no more and you think you deserve
a raise. You've spent the last 12 months going the extra
yard for the firm, but the boss remains aloof when it
comes to topping your pay packet. Following are a few
tips that will help you ask for a raise.
most important thing before you take the plunge is
to prepare your case. Rushing into your boss's office
demanding a raise is unlikely to get you very far.
Therefore you need to build a good case and have a
clear idea of your contribution and importance to
to establish the average wage for someone of your
experience and occupation. Always aim a little higher
than the figure you have in mind, but don't be outrageous
and be open to negotiation.
out your position both clearly and concisely. Don't
be too rigid. Consider how you'll react if you're
offered an alternative incentive. Are you only interested
in cash or will you be open to some other proposals
like, a few extra days holiday, over time pay, etc.
prance and have hard feelings if your demand is rejected,
but do ask for a decent explanation.