Asking for a pay rise at work is something that can turn even the bravest of people into quivering wrecks. Even if you think you deserve it you can easily start to talk yourself out of it and think of other things to do, like the filing that always sits at the bottom of your To Do list….
Even if you think you deserve it what do you actually say?
I had a friend once who didn’t talk herself out of it and went in to see her boss all guns blazing. Unfortunately she wasn’t prepared and didn’t have the argument to back up her statement of “beacause I’m worth it”. So, what do you do? I read this article today on the Stuff website that has some very useful points on how to go about asking for a pay rise and actually succeeding, unlike my friend. Yes she had confidence and knew she was doing well but as our author says, it’s all about research and preparation.