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    Should you ask for a raise or a promotion?
    In our organization, I haven't heard of anybody asking for a raise or a promotion. In the prior years, there has always been an automatic 10% increase in the basic salary every year. But this year was different. The admin did not give any increase. Also, I know of a lot of people who have not been promoted for more than 5 years! Should these people try to ask for a promotion or should they just seek greener pastures outside of the company? What are your suggestions?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Auror View Post
    In our organization, I haven't heard of anybody asking for a raise or a promotion. In the prior years, there has always been an automatic 10% increase in the basic salary every year. But this year was different. The admin did not give any increase. Also, I know of a lot of people who have not been promoted for more than 5 years! Should these people try to ask for a promotion or should they just seek greener pastures outside of the company? What are your suggestions?
    It depends on the company. Do you see any positions available for people to promote to? If not, don't ask. If you do, go ahead and try.
    A good company values the employees that have been working there for a longer time (they already know how everything works) so they'll not want to see them go.

    It's possible that the previous year wasn't profitable for the company and that it didn't give a raise because of that reason. If all the employees in the company normally get 10% extra, than I don't think they are going to offer it to only one person who asks for it.


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    The promotion is very much based on what the company needs. You can't just go asking for a promotion because you feel like it, but if you know that there is an open position at a higher level in your company it doesn't hurt to tell your boss that you're interested in it. Then it's up to them to decide if you are what they are looking for.

    If I understood correctly most workers in the company have the same wage, in this case it's highly unlike that you'd get a raise if the others don't.


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    There's no wrong with asking for a promotion, but promotions are usually announced earlier for a certain good job. In this sense, if they promised you a promotion for a certain job and you reached the purpose, you have all the right to ask for it. A part from these cases, a yearly salary advantage is not really a duty for the company and the company is not required to give it to you. If this was your case, i would just ask for it informally, as they have always gived it to you in the past years. At the same time, consider that general advantages grow with a company growth, and in this world crise economic period i am not surprised if a company can't afford a salary growing cost.


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    Depending on your financial status and job opportunities elsewhere, you should definitely consider asking for a raise or looking for a better job suited for you. If you are a well accomplished person with tons of credentials and the company you are currently involved in doesn't really recognize your potential or is holding you back, I suggest that you find other suitable jobs for you. But if the company you are with pays great at your current bracket even without a raise and the work environment is good, you should stick to what you have if you have no other complaints rather than a promotion or an increase in wages.


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    If there are higher-up jobs available in your office/place of employment, there is nothing wrong with asking for a promotion. Make sure that you do your best and point out why you would be a good fit for the job.

    Unfortunately, there is simply no room to grow in some businesses. If this is your situation, I would look for other jobs in a related field. By staying in one place, you could be limiting your opportunities.


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    It really depends on the company and who is in charge. I worked at Mary Browns for two years, and a year and half later I received a dollar raise. The owner approached me and told me I would have received it earlier only she didn't realize that I had been there for a year already! Sometimes owners can be not willing to give a raise, but sometimes they can simply forget or not realize your current situation, especially if there are a lot of employees for them to keep track of! I guess only you can judge, I would judge it on your relationship, and the personality of the boss!


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    I guess if you have really worked hard and you know you have earned it and you're worthy of a promotion, it's only fitting that you ask for a raise. It's a good way to motivate you as well. Usually, if you have stayed long enough in a company and they have seen you really work hard, you won't even need to ask for it. But if you think that you're not recognized for your work, then it's time to step up.


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    I would ask for a raise because you can get it without even promoted but rather a kind of appraisal for a job well done throughout the year (or your career). If you have not moved from one position to another, I don't think of any problem with that assuming you are performing your best in that position. Promotion has an associated pay raised when awarded to you.


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    I see that some people have advised looking for a job elsewhere. While it's always good to know what your possibilities are, I'd be very cautious of quitting a job right now. The economy isn't exactly the best and you can expect some problems in the future so it's not like there are a million great jobs open.


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