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Ask the HR Lady: Best Way to Ask for a Raise

Posted by on Jun 29, 2011 in Advice, Pay | 0 comments

Ask the HR Lady: Best Way to Ask for a Raise

Dear HR Lady: I have been in my current job for about 6 months and need to make more money.  What’s the best way to ask for a raise?  ~ Cindy, Wyoming Dear Cindy: I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you are more likely to eventually get fired than get a raise if you ask for one.  In today’s economy, all the negotiations for the first three years at your new job need to be done when you’re working out the job offer.  Once you have agreed to the terms of the job such as hours, pay, work location, etc., you need to be ready to live with that for at least 3 years before asking for a major change.  Any sooner, and you will likely spook your...

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