Are You Entitled To A Raise?

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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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3 Responses to Are You Entitled To A Raise?

  1. Ann says:

    May I add that giving more and helping others puts those people on your side when it comes time for the raise debate. “What do you think of Marueen’s performance, Wyatt?” I can’t even recall every time I have been asked this question, and I also have gratitude to those whose answers helped me get my raises.

  2. TheVanMan says:

    Look at the bigger picture
    Think what is motivating your boss and his/her boss. At least being aware of these is a step in the right direction!

  3. Bob says:

    Improve yourself and invest in yourself; if your employer does not reward you the surest way to get a raise is to look for work elsewhere without telling them and quit.

    Another option is to quit then send HR your resume’ at a higher requested pay rate.

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