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Today is designated for Women’s Equality Day! Women have been earning less than half their wages (77%) compared to their male counterparts. Aside from marching into your boss’s office and demanding a raise, you might want to try these tips first:

  • Arm yourself with information. Know what a normal raise is for someone of your experience and occupation
  • Evaluate your worth. Make a list of your accomplishments, skills and contributions.
  • Assess your supervisor’s mood and outlook. Is he or she ready to consider your request.
  • Choose an appropriate time of day. Make an appointment or ask if there are a few minutes to spare. Plan for an end-of-business-day meeting.
  • Consider asking for a specific amount that’s a little higher than what you want. Say 8 percent when you would be happy with 6 percent.
  • Be realistic. If your company is going through tough times but you still feel deserving, decide how you’ll respond if a lower amount is offered.SOURCE


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