You Deserve a Raise If You’ve Done 1 of These 3 Things
In a fair world, great work should be rewarded. Unfortunately, that is not often the case. In reality, you need to be your own strongest advocate and ask for rewards, like a pay raise, when they are warranted. However, it can be tricky to know when you’re fulfilling the requirements of your position and when you’re going above and beyond expectations. We’ve put together a list of three times you should definitely demand a raise.
Being asked to train a new employee means two things. First, it means that your boss respects you and appreciates your work enough to deem you a fit mentor for new hires. Second, it means that you are being asked to take on more responsibility. Thus, it’s perfect timing to ask for a raise around the time that you are asked to train a newbie.
This concept applies both to times you’ve made or saved your company money. If you’ve been responsible for increasing your company’s revenues or decreasing its expenses, ask your boss for a bump in salary. Make sure you prepare evidence of your positive financial impact on the company, and bring it to the meeting. A good boss will recognize your achievements and reward you accordingly.
When you surpass a goal, especially when you surpass goals consistently, it’s time to ask for a raise. Say your boss asked you to produce a film in three months and you wrapped in two? Ask for a raise. Say you were asked to sign three new clients this quarter and you signed five? Ask for a raise. Always strive to do the best you can do and then ask to be rewarded for your outstanding effort.
To read about more times when it’s appropriate to ask for a raise, visit Time.
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