Laura Allan
about 4 years ago
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So I've been at my current job for over 2 1/2 years and still have not received a raise :-/ When hired I was advised that after 6mon I would receive a reevaluation and get a raise. When asked how much I was looking for hourly I let them know. They said it was what they were looking to pay but basically that started me at $3 less then what I told them but with a reevaluation in 6mon time I didn't mind accepting their offer and showing that I have no problem earning more money. Clearly my reevaluation has come and gone and no indication of a review. I quickly learned that within this company you have to approach them. I have never had to ask for a raise before so it's nerve racking to me to think I have to. My boss doesn't help the situation because she actually freightens me to a degree. Before asking I want to have all my ducks in a row so there is nothing bad to say n no reason not to give me one. I actually have a problem with not being on time.. Punctuality is not a word I would use to describe myself. When I interviewed I was informed of their flexibility which is great for anyone with children like myself. So they are great when it comes to that. Still it holds me back because I am aware of my lateness. FYI no one has ever mentioned anything to me about it. Granted I'm totally aware that this is something I need to work on and is not intentional that I get in late. So anyway my point is that this flaw does not hold me back from getting my workload complete. My work is great and I get it done! So I don't know what to do?! Please help!

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jack To to
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Ms Allan,, Allow me, i have learned along time ago. You have to get all up front right off the bat. Always ask high and when they nogiate you down your where you wanted to be to start, and i tell them up front i do not want to sell myself short or scare you off but this is fair for my skill set,, and companies should know that if someone i s hired for less than what they ask for ,they will not be happy for long and will under preform, and continue looking while taken the job . With that being said. , i have taken a job for less than what i asked and told this and that oh we give you this and that but you get this and that and after 90 days will do this,, bla bla bla. In my 30 plus of working i have hear all of the lead on lines, bottom line when you need a job you take what you can get, I have done it many times, but never have i stoped looking It was told to me. And has come true many times. Its easier to find a job when you have one, A company will find anything to use against you when it comes to a pay increase. You not being on time. My guess is what they bring up first. One more good one that was told to me. Choose your rate choose. your fate,
If you love your job and dont want to leave it. Be happy with 2 maybe ,,3% raise for the next year or two after you go in finally and present your case for being a value to the Job. And if that makes you feel great. I am so happy for you.
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you will feel even better when you call for a sit down and say you have a job offer from someone else that will give you what you ask for and more to start off with. And ask can you match it. And if no. Give your two weeks
Hope. All the best for you. You deserve it. Go for it

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K. Thompson
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Start applying for other jobs and get another job offer in hand before you ask for a raise. That way you can go to your boss and let him know you have an offer elsewhere but you'd like to stay but want a raise to stay.

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Steven Lamont
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B brave and ask for that raise. After all, she can only tell u no. Nothing to feel uptight about. And if she still says no and makes u feel nervous, talk to her and break the ice.

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Lisa Frazier
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Don't let your boss intimate you walk right in there knowing that you deserve a raise and really shouldn't have to be asking for it. Also as for your female boss sounds like she likes making people scared of her that way she gets away not giving u your raise for almost 3yrs, That's chicken sh- - of her! Most of all another female not understanding or caring enough to do what's right for another female in the working world. Hey if the say there flexible then I think they don't mind that your late as long as it don't set u back in your work. With that being said go get your raise and good luck. Think more positive of yourself and don't let people take advantage of you. You have children to raise.

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Jeffrey abraham
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Trust God believe that you already have it and God will guide you if it's in that job or another job he will put you in a financial position so you don't have to worry about nothing for you and your family trust him believe that you already have it believe that you already have the raise

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natalie herron
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Go to the ACLU and the media. The restaurant will have to defend itself and other incidents to the court of public opinion. The exposure should get the attention of the DA; whereby they will investigate your and other cases by subpoena. Paying you money will be better than jail time for the managers . The restaurant could also possibly Be closed. GO GET THEM!!! They bank on people being scared to speak up.

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Rasheede Hicks
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I would say that you would need to work harder at punctuality before asking for an increase. Although there is flexibility and your work is great, you are giving them room to say no the the pay increase. However, if you've been there for 2 1/2 years and have never gotten a pay increase, it's time to schedule a meeting with your supervisor to discuss what you need to do in order to get a pay increase. Just ask, what is it that you need to work on in order to improve your chances of getting a pay raise.

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Ellen Guldan
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To disagree with the sentiments expressed in some of these replies, well-established companies look forward to compensating their outstanding employees for a job well done. An outstanding employee is not just someone who is "very experienced"-- it is someone who proactively grows her skills and expertise in a direction that promotes the organization's strategic goals; someone who complies with company policies even when nobody is looking; someone who champions the core values of the organization. The fact that you have waited 2-1/2 years is an indication that you do not work for a well-grounded and well-reputed company. Nevertheless, the seemingly popular "get another job" response is not only naive, but stupid--as though jobs grew on trees. Not everybody can work for the big, well-respected corporations, especially at the beginning of their career (and 9 years of experience puts you only at the beginning of your career, trust me), but as you move forward, consider what kinds of corporate culture you would like to work in and make it a point to learn about them so that you can work towards fitting in seamlessly into a different kind of company that appreciates you and enjoys showing you so. Best of luck, Laura.

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James Kellough
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Revaluate your self and and start showing up on time. Start performing now at the level you expect to be paid at. If you were the boss what would you do to someone with your record of tardiness?

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