As an employee, you have certain rights: You have the right
to a safe working environment. You have the right to be treated
as a human being. Unfortunately, you do not have the right
to a raise.
Though pay increases are often considered a non-negotiable
job benefit, theyre actually discretionary, meaning
what you get is entirely up to your boss. This is good and
bad--bad because youre not guaranteed to receive anything
and good because savvy workers can prepare themselves to earn
more than the average worker.
Its never too early to think about--and prepare for--your
next pay increase.
Do your homework so you know whats a fair deal.
Nothings going to be handed to you. Ask and you shall
Whats critical and whats not?