You actually have at least several choices.
1) Forget about it and let things remain as they are with you being underpaid.
2) Walk around with an “attitude” and pout, hoping the boss will pick up your subtle clues.
3) More aggressively go into the boss’s office and say “Look Mr. Boss, I’ve asked for a meeting several times and have been ignored! What gives? Are you mad at me, or do you want to avoid this subject?”
4) Diplomatically approach your boss and ask “Mr. Boss, I know your schedule has been tight lately, so that we weren’t able to get some time together. I wanted to suggest an alternative, less demanding time, such as lunch time, after work, or even the weekend. What would work best for you?”
5) Quietly look for another job.
Answer: Definitely numbers 1, 2, and 3 are to be avoided. I believe in being politely proactive. Things legitimately may have come up for your boss. The boss may not be avoiding you as you think.
If your boss does not respond to method #4 and it has been 6-8 weeks since you first approached the boss for a meeting, then it is time for a major decision on your part.
Do you love your job and situation enough to forgo a raise and stay put? Or, do you move on to a better-paying opportunity so that your career can move forward?
Everyone will answer this differently. However, if you are going to look elsewhere, make sure you make a logical decision, not an emotional one.
Logical is that if the next move is not significant in pay and opportunity, then don’t leave. Emotional is you’ll leave because you are mad at the boss and will take a small raise and lateral move elsewhere just to spite the boss.
Know your worth in the marketplace. Also, know your accomplishments so well that you can rattle them off. Then go look for a new opportunity with your head held high. (These are covered in my comprehensive FREE REPORT: “Tired Of Being Underpaid?”)
Remember: No one at your current job should suspect that you are looking. Continue acting and doing your job at least as well as you normally do.
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1. Fear of asking.
2. Fear of rejection.
3. Fear of being fired.
4. Fear of not being worthy enough.
5. Fear of not knowing how to ask or negotiate.
6. Fear of not knowing how to respond to a low raise offer.
7. Fear of bragging about why you deserve a raise.
8. Fear of retribution.
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Some people have let the pay raise issue go for so long that they are grossly underpaid. In that case, your best bet may be to move to a more appreciative employer. In fact, you may determine that the only way to get the salary you deserve is to change employers. You might dread the thought of changing employers. No one says you have to. But, if you’re looking at your options, don’t be shortsighted. If you’ve been significantly underpaid, changing employers could land you a 20% (or even 30%) increase.
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The Pay Raise Coach
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Did you know that
Data provided by The Society for Human Resource Management and CareerJournal.com
According to ZDNet, the average US pay raise in 2004 was only 3.3%. When you factor in inflation, that’s close to breaking even.
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