Is it ok to tell your boss how much of a raise you would like?

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  1. BrainSpace profile image60
    BrainSpaceposted 8 years ago

    Is it ok to tell your boss how much of a raise you would like?

    If you know the range of pay you would like to receive,is it ok to ask to receive a raise within that range.

  2. MMMoney profile image62
    MMMoneyposted 8 years ago

    very bad idea to ask that............never to do that

  3. profile image0
    Worldwide Postsposted 8 years ago

    you might rather suggest that you want a raise and let him decide how much he is willing to give...

  4. jdflom profile image75
    jdflomposted 8 years ago

    I disagree, I absolutely think you should go in with a reasonable amount that you would like and to explain it to your boss.

    I have done this both ways in the past. When I didn't specify, I got less than I had hoped, and when I asked, I got exactly what I wanted. The most awkward conversation would be asking for a raise, then asking for more because you didn't specify.

    If the boss can't afford what you want or doesn't agree you deserve it, its his job and within his right to tell you no, or what he is willing to offer you instead.

    If you prepare yourself ahead of time, explain why you deserve a raise, and how much you would like, you have a higher chance of getting it. That way, you don't have to wonder what would have happened, had you just mentioned what you wanted.

  5. writing2b profile image60
    writing2bposted 8 years ago

    I agree with jdflom.  If you feel you deserve a raise and you can go in and explain your achievements (especially if you can quantify how much you save the company or how much add'l you earn for the company) in an professional manner, I think you will have a very fair chance to get the raise.  Giving a reasonable amount for your boss to work is a good idea.

  6. AndieCZ profile image57
    AndieCZposted 8 years ago

    The pay range is a tool for the company to have some internal equity in the pay. When you want a pay rise, you should know, what is your price and how do you ask... when you fit in the pay bracket, it is nice... but it is not something to mention...

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    miolunaposted 8 years ago

    In my opinion it's absolutely normal to tell your boss about amount but you should show him/her that you really worth this money. You have to prove that you quolity rating is growing and it accordances with requirement amount. Your boss should to know what level of salary will motivate you.

  8. omcj1234 profile image59
    omcj1234posted 8 years ago

    I agree with the last few hubbers. If you are a good worker and you truly deserve a raise then there should be no problem saying, "I am hoping to receive 'x' for 'y' reasons". If you are a good employee then the worst he/she wil say is "no". If you are a bad employee then maybe your boss will re-evaluate why you are still employed. Good Luck anyway!

  9. kjetil profile image40
    kjetilposted 8 years ago

    Of course you can tell your boss how much you want(demands) in a raise. But you need to calculate how much money you make the firm or the total cost of replacing you.

  10. LIFE IS ABOUT profile image60
    LIFE IS ABOUTposted 8 years ago

    Of course, the answer might be no but ask any way, Then ask there advise on how you can acheive that pay range (make them feel important). Then if you really want a raise apply for a ton of jobs in that pay range and tell them to please contact  your current employer. If you are a truely valued employee you will get that raise.

  11. BrainSpace profile image60
    BrainSpaceposted 8 years ago

    Thank you all for your comments!! They were very helpful.


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