Dear Experts, Last week I was scheduled for a review with boss and she said I would be getting a raise. I had the review and it went really well. My boss was saying so many good things about me and thinks I have a great future with the company. I got the raise she promised me but it's a dollar more an hour! I'm really angry inside and don't know what to do next. I was expecting a higher raise. Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question: Q#241 Lots of factors: what was it as a %? $1 raise on $10 pay is a 10% increase! Also, $1 is ~2k/year! (@beneubanks) Q#241 What's context? Co growing? Laying off? why shd u get more? b gr8ful 4 raise, ask if more $ poss l8r. (@juliaerickson) Q#241 Think you deserve more? Prove it! You need solid stats to back up why you are worth every extra penny. (@jtodonnell) Q#241 Disappointed in your raise? May have been a lot relative to others. Clarify expectations w/boss. (@keppie_careers) Q#241 Look at the raise as a percentage of your total wage. 2-3% is inflationary, 5-10% would be decent. Negotiate from there. (@gradversity) Q#241 You've got to sell your value with cold hard facts demonstrating revenue/improvements you've generated. (@dawnbugni) Q#241 Cool off. sched a 2nd mtg. w/ boss. hilite achievements and ask 4 mid-yr. review w. incrs 4 achieving specific goals. (@DebraWheatman) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.

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