The Mentorist


‘Gimme Some Money’: How to Ask for a Raise

It’s happened to almost all of us – or will:  In casual conversation, you learn that your coworker is getting paid 15% more than you are for doing the same job.  You’re incensed and are about to march into your manager’s office to right this wrong.

Not so fast.

To increase your chances of getting the raise you ask for, follow these guidelines:

  1. Timing is everything

    If the company has just announced a layoff, or if its stock price plummeted yesterday, or [insert favorite catastrophe here], put off your compensation discussion until the waters calm a bit. Continue reading