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The Best Way To Ask For Salary Increase From Your Boss And Get It ! by Omoocash(m): 7:28pm On Jun 13, 2015
Asking for a raise at work is probably one of the most difficult decisions you will have to make in your career. It is even much more difficult if you and your boss are not best buddies or if your company has instituted several protocols that you have to go through to make this possible. In any case, these shouldn’t stop you from demanding an increase if you feel you are worth it.

You should also understand that your boss will probably not increase your salary simply because you demanded it. Therefore, it is very important that you consider these steps if you want to ask your boss for a raise he will never refuse.

1. Gather a stockpile of leverage

First of all, before you start making demands, you need to consider your worth objectively. You want to take into account your job responsibilities including leadership tasks, your level of education, years of experience and training, and your track record of achievements. These are the ammunitions you will need.

Your boss will never give you a raise simply because you have worked longer than everybody else. Also note that the standard response you will get is that the company does not have enough in its budget to support your raise. When asking your boss for a raise, you will need to assess your worth to be able to convince your boss to see your point.

2. Seek relevant information

Secondly, try to gather useful information. You want to know if the company’s budget can actually support your demand, who has the power to make your wish come true, if there’s a performance review in place, if the salary increase is by rank or by fixed schedule, and what others in similar positions in the industry are earning.

The last thing you want to do is ask your boss for a raise when the company is posting losses or going over your boss’ head to ask his/her superiors for salary increase. Both doesn’t usually turn out well.

3. Build your case & negotiate

The ammunitions we talked about earlier: your accomplishments, the initiative you took that led to the success of that deal, etc. Now is the time to put them to use. Don’t go around saying things like, “I need the money and you know I deserve it because I have worked for X number of years”. That is weakness and it doesn’t really help anyone.

You will need some good negotiation skills. If your boss is not budging on the salary, tell him/her you will consider non-monetary benefits e.g. an official car, wardrobe allowance, rental assistance, or a better job title. Do not be greedy, be reasonable in your demands & don’t threaten to quit if your demands are not met, you are not indispensable—unless you really are.

4. Don’t take rejection personally

There is a fairly good chance you will get turned down when asking your boss for a raise, but that should not stop you from making your demands. If this happens, don’t develop a negative attitude towards your boss or your work. Continue to keep improving yourself and if you really have to move on to a better job, don’t burn bridges. Keep the relationship with your boss cordial. It has far reaching advantages than burning bridges.



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Re: The Best Way To Ask For Salary Increase From Your Boss And Get It ! by ojun50(m): 7:35pm On Jun 13, 2015
Nt in my company
is either u manage it or leave the Job.

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Re: The Best Way To Ask For Salary Increase From Your Boss And Get It ! by Nobody: 8:05pm On Jun 13, 2015
Talking to ur creator via prayer for direction does iit sir.

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Re: The Best Way To Ask For Salary Increase From Your Boss And Get It ! by Omoocash(m): 3:40pm On Jun 14, 2015
vimi:
Talking to ur creator via prayer for direction does iit sir.

You are right but you still need to play your part after which God will then bless the work of your hands by given you direction.

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Re: The Best Way To Ask For Salary Increase From Your Boss And Get It ! by tammie24: 9:26am On Jun 15, 2015
How about asking for salary increase from the Government?

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Re: The Best Way To Ask For Salary Increase From Your Boss And Get It ! by eipreel(f): 9:26am On Jun 15, 2015
beht some bosses will just still choose to be mean embarassed
Re: The Best Way To Ask For Salary Increase From Your Boss And Get It ! by Mopolchi: 9:26am On Jun 15, 2015
No mind op. Just hold the man or woman wey be ur Oga for throat tell am say if im no increase am heaven go fall.

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Re: The Best Way To Ask For Salary Increase From Your Boss And Get It ! by Nobody: 9:27am On Jun 15, 2015
without getting sacked?
Re: The Best Way To Ask For Salary Increase From Your Boss And Get It ! by Nobody: 9:27am On Jun 15, 2015
Really
Re: The Best Way To Ask For Salary Increase From Your Boss And Get It ! by braine(m): 9:27am On Jun 15, 2015
Hehehehe... Im so bookmarking this.
Re: The Best Way To Ask For Salary Increase From Your Boss And Get It ! by bastien: 9:27am On Jun 15, 2015
shocked
Re: The Best Way To Ask For Salary Increase From Your Boss And Get It ! by Matttthew(m): 9:28am On Jun 15, 2015
Huh
Re: The Best Way To Ask For Salary Increase From Your Boss And Get It ! by Mathicks(m): 9:28am On Jun 15, 2015
Negotiating skills matter alot.
Re: The Best Way To Ask For Salary Increase From Your Boss And Get It ! by MillionDollars: 9:28am On Jun 15, 2015
LONG STORY, JUST PRAY TO GOD AND BE GOOD, THATS ALL

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Re: The Best Way To Ask For Salary Increase From Your Boss And Get It ! by klins4213(m): 9:28am On Jun 15, 2015
Sack in view

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Re: The Best Way To Ask For Salary Increase From Your Boss And Get It ! by Matttthew(m): 9:30am On Jun 15, 2015
angry...... N the boss will be like...... Wtf

Re: The Best Way To Ask For Salary Increase From Your Boss And Get It ! by agatson: 9:31am On Jun 15, 2015
nice 1
Re: The Best Way To Ask For Salary Increase From Your Boss And Get It ! by Melasam(f): 9:32am On Jun 15, 2015
My boss barely pays nt to talk of increase......I will rather negotiate with him to pay my last month salary n always pay up early undecided

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Re: The Best Way To Ask For Salary Increase From Your Boss And Get It ! by Segadem(m): 9:33am On Jun 15, 2015
Oyo lowa

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Re: The Best Way To Ask For Salary Increase From Your Boss And Get It ! by sexaddict08(m): 9:34am On Jun 15, 2015
how do I collect my 2 mnths salary owned me?

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Re: The Best Way To Ask For Salary Increase From Your Boss And Get It ! by SurePresident: 9:34am On Jun 15, 2015
Talking from experience, make yourself hard to replace by identifying and doing value-adding things that others don't do for the Company. After a while, threaten to resign, they'll automatically give you a raise.

Meanwhile, someone posted a derogatory pics about us yesterday and it was not deleted. It's tit for tat now, equation balanced. Me and my other people are watching if a senseless partial mod would delete this.

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Re: The Best Way To Ask For Salary Increase From Your Boss And Get It ! by Matttthew(m): 9:34am On Jun 15, 2015
cheesy.....
In this dry season of salary period?

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Re: The Best Way To Ask For Salary Increase From Your Boss And Get It ! by kinibigdeal(m): 9:34am On Jun 15, 2015
undecided

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Re: The Best Way To Ask For Salary Increase From Your Boss And Get It ! by Precious91(m): 9:35am On Jun 15, 2015
hmm
Re: The Best Way To Ask For Salary Increase From Your Boss And Get It ! by Matttthew(m): 9:35am On Jun 15, 2015
kinibigdeal:
undecided
Even ur tree dey move now.....

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