Variables TO Asking for a Pay Raise
Top 30 Employment Circumstances To Asking For A Pay Raise
"How do you ask for a raise when you have worked for your employers for years?"
That can be a very tough situation to find oneself in. There are many variables that fit into an equation that must be consider, before asking for a raise.
I quickly came up with almost fifty different variables. Some of those variables are circumstances such as:
- What type of job do you have?
- How many employees currently work for the company?
- What type of business do you work for?
- Is the Business a "Mom & Pop" shop?
- Do you receive paid vacations?
- Are you currently receiving back pay from leftover vacations, personal or sick days?
- Do you have health benefits?
- Does your employer paid a portion or all of your medical health benefits?
- Do you have paid sick days?
- Are you an hourly or salary employee?
- Is your company affiliated with a Union?
- Do you receive bonuses from your employer?
- How many work days have you missed the past year?
- How many personal calls do you receive in a day?
- How many paid work breaks do you receive in a day?
- Are you full-time or part-time?
- What have your last two employee evaluations been like?
- Did you improve what they asked you to work on concerning your job performance?
- Do you make suggestions to the manager or owner to improve work productively and work-flow.
- Are you a clock watcher?
- Do you arrive to work before and on time?
- Do you have an employee discount?
- Just how long have you worked there?
- When did you receive your last pay raise?
- What extra things do you do for the company they might not know about?
- Do you use your work time wisely?
- What is your reason for not getting a pay increase sooner?
- How you told anyone else that you're about to ask for a pay increase?
- What pay increase percentage is acceptable to you?
- Have you prepared yourself if your request is rejected?
Help From Salary.com
- 9 Things You Should Never Say When Asking for a Raise - Salary.com
Asking for more money is a stressful and often awkward experience. Unfortunately, for the uninitiated, it could also be a potentially harmful one for your career if you say/do the wrong thing.
Be Prepared For More Than Luck
Asking your employer sometimes creates a tense situation between the employer and yourself. Be prepared for whatever is thrown your way. Many people find out an employers true opinion of their work performance, when asking for a raise. Especially if you are asking for a raise in a bad economic downturn.
- Have your ducks in a row. Make sure you know how many days of work you've missed in the past year.
- Be prepared to be disappointed. Generally employers do not like employees dictating wage contracts. Money always makes people nervous.
- Politely give them time to consider. Do not re-ask the question. If it appears to you that they may have forgotten, your wrong. It is their way of telling you they can't afford it right now.
- Be aware of production. Are sales up? Is the boss driving a new BMW?
- Remember you're replaceable. Everyone is replaceable. Instead of asking for a pay increase, you might have just given your notice instead.
Most importantly rely on your gut feeling. Asking for a pay increase, during this economic recession is not a good idea. Especially if you are one of the lucky ones with health care benefits, 401k plan, paid vacation and sick leave. Over 3 million people are out of work. I highly suggest you wait till the recession breaks if the business you work for is considered a small business company. Make sure you are aware of what's going on in the background of your boss's schedule. What I mean by this is;
- Have you worked at your job for over 10+ years?
- Can your employer hire someone younger for a lot less money?
- Are you close to retirement?
In the background of most employers minds, those questions are lurking somewhere in there.
Asking For A Pay Raise
Pay Raise Sample Letter From Job Interview Site.com
Pay Raise Letter Template
I enjoy working here and appreciate the challenges that my position provides me every day.
Though I am grateful for the professional opportunities the company offers me, I regret to tell you that my current salary doesn’t meet my expectations.
As you know, my salary hasn’t changed since [date].
Therefore, the purpose of this letter is a request for a pay raise meeting.
At this meeting, I’d be happy if we could review my performance level and discuss the salary issue.
I strongly believe that my contribution justifies a raise in salary, because the salary level should (reflect, meet, be in accordance with) the industry averages, my current competencies and performance.
Thank you in advance,
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