We all feel we deserve a raise, but are we entitled to one. Are employers required to give raises? Unless you have a contract stating you will receive a raise at a certain point, your employer is not required to give you one. Additionally, some people work without ever seeing a raise.
The average raise hovers between three and four percent a year, but depending on your job, this could be more or less. With the average annual inflation rate fluctuating between 2 and 4 percent, a raise may not actually be gaining you any ground. For those who want to do better than keep pace with inflation, here are some ways to increase the odds of getting a raise.
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