So, as I have explained before, I’m relatively poor. I work at a nonprofit in a sketchyish area. Money is tight there, but there’s been rumors of some possibly chance of some raises this year maybe possibly. And I want one, you guys. I played a part in a project that recently had a good outcome, so now is the time to strike.
But I’m awkward, so this whole asking for a raise thing will surely be awkward as well. I figure I could go about it some different ways:
Beg. Puppy dog eyes. More begging.
This vomit-inducing episode, remember? Ick. Anyhoo, gray-mailing (it’s not quite blackmail). Probably not the best idea.
Good strategy, bad execution. May have just convinced bosses that I mess around on facebook all day. Also hysterical screaming = not good.
Will only work if bosses appreciate 90s movie references. They do not .
Risky strategy. But if it fails, consolation prize: lots of cats.
Have you guys ever asked for a raise? Did it go terribly? Share your stories!