15 (Legal) Ways To Talk Your Boss Into Giving You A Raise

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3. Know Your Own Self Worth

Being delusional gets you nowhere but the nuthouse or the front page of the Enquirer. It rarely gets your name on the letterhead, so before you march in and demand a raise, you had better have a good (read: realistic) idea of what your worth to the company actually is. Are you pulling in more for the company than you’re costing them? Do you know what others in your profession are paid? Confused? Then you should either shelf your meeting for a later date or borrow some money and buy a clue. And while you’re at it, you had better…

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