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  1. 2021-02-04T15:28:38+00:00

    Just ask for it. I mean there’s nothing wrong about it especially if you know your worth and you think you deserve a salary raise. A few tips though:
    1. Know when to ask for a raise. Timing is everything. Maybe you can ask for a raise during annual performance review, after completing an important project, or when your manager is happy and is in the right mood to discuss your concern.
    2. Justify your need for a raise. In other words, provide evidences that you deserve a salary raise. Examples are bringing up recent accomplishments, quantifying your value with data and awards so that they can see how much value you are bringing to the company, and responding to your employer’s or manager’s questions logically and tactfully.
    3. You may rehearse or prepare a script to open up the conversation.
    4. Lastly, don’t forget to show gratitude to your manager or employer no matter what the result is. The thing is if you indeed bring so much value to the company, I guess employers or managers are more than happy to grant your request.

    Now go ahead and ask your boss for that salary raise!

  2. 2021-02-06T15:25:13+00:00

    This is tricky because it is a situation dependent question.

    Are you working for a corporate or small business employer? Did the relationship begin with transitioning from a physical office to working from home, as a general virtual assistant, or as a task specific freelancer? How long have you worked for this employer? What is the value of your work relative to the business? What are your responsibilities? How does the employer or coworkers feel about you? Are you comfortable with current earnings? If a salary raise is not available, are you open to other types of benefits such as training, schedule flexibility, or other job related perks.

    There are many more questions to consider that can help you develop your positioning for a salary increase.

    There isn’t a one line answer that will apply to each and every situation. Books are written around this question. It is important to note that in a healthy professional relationship, employers don’t want their employees to feel undervalued just as much as employees would like to receive what they consider a fair amount.

    If the salary agreement is unacceptable and you find that it becomes an obstacle that stops you from performing your responsibilities to the best of your ability, ask for a raise sooner than later. If the relationship is no longer working out due to salary, employers are much more likely to provide a positive recommendation or consider working with the individual again in the future – when the relationship ends due to a professional understanding. Compared to a situation where an employee decreases their output with the intent of collecting payment for as long as they can from the employer, until the employer decides the relationship is no longer functional or salvageable.

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