How Do I Ask My Boss For A Raise?
Hi, J.T. & Dale: How do I go about having a meeting with my boss to get a raise? Whenever I discuss serious matters, he avoids giving an answer by answering with a joke. My boss has already said I am doing a good job saving money, and has now included me in the weekly sales meetings. I have not been given a raise in two years. - Lucia J.T.: The fact your boss isn't taking it seriously could mean one of two things:
- The company can't afford a raise and he doesn't want to tell you.
- The boss doesn't want to give you a raise and doesn't want to tell you.
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