Reasons to Ask for a Raise

The Bad Ones

  • You want more money.
  • You just had a kid.
  • You just had another kid.
  • You just had another kid.
  • You think could make more money somewhere else.
  • You know you could make more money somewhere else.
  • Your rent just went up.
  • You need a new car.
  • You need a new house.
  • You need anything.
  • You can’t make it on your current salary.
  • You come in on your day off.
  • You haven’t had a raise in a year.
  • Or five years.
  • Or ten years.
  • You know a less valuable coworker makes more.
  • You think your salary is below industry average (whatever that is).
  • You have been with the company from th
  • Your insurance is too high.
  • The stock market is too low.
  • You figured, why not ask?

The Good Ones

The Only One

  • You have proven your ability to do difficult work that no one else can do quite like you.