How To Ask Your Boss For A Raise
Every man needs to know how to ask their boss for a raise. Sometimes, you have to take financial matters at work into your own hands. You can't just sit around and wait for a raise--you have to go in and ask for one. But if you want to have your request met with real consideration then you need to do a little bit or prep work.
- Document your contribution to the company. As you have worked for the company, chances are you have made a contribution that is quantifiable. Maybe you have changed software systems or streamlined processes? Maybe you have reorganized files or saved the company money? Whatever you have done that illustrates what a vital resource you are to the company, needs to be discussed when you ask for a raise.
- Request a meeting with your direct supervisor. It is important that you go directly to your immediate supervisor when asking for a raise and not go over his or her head. Call your supervisor or their assistant and request a meeting. Don't just jump into their office.
- Explain why you are worth a raise. During your meeting, bring up all your accomplishments and explain why you think you are worth more money. Do not use your "feelings" as a basis for the raise justification. Instead, give concrete reasons accompanied by examples so that the facts behind you deserving a raise are irrefutable.
- Do not threaten, push or cajole. If your supervisor says they cannot give you a raise, it is not a good idea to threaten them with the thought of quitting or use any other verbal manipulation methods to attempt to force them to give you a raise. If you do not get a raise you think you deserve, then looking for another job is reasonable. If you find one, your supervisor may offer you a raise when you turn in your notice.