So, it is that time again, the time of year when the anniversary of when my last raise came into effect.
Well . . . in no surprise to anyone, I did not get a raise . . . this is five years and counting.
I know the next natural thing to say is that I should go in and ask for a raise.
Well, I am not one to ask a stupid question where the only thing I would get is an upset Boss.
Boss has been grumbling about the reduced sales, the increased expenses and all of that.
So, me going to Boss to ask for a raise makes as much sense as a husband asking his wife if he can sleep with her hot best female friend.
I could look for another job but I like my job, I like my company and I like the people I work with.
I just don’t like working for less money year after year when I gain experience, expertise and Job Wisdom each day that I continue working here.
This is a fact of life and unless I am willing to rock the boat and . . . you know threaten to quit or risk being fired, seeking a raise is not a wise thing to do.
I will keep quiet and work my plan as I do my best “Harry Potter at Work” impression.
“I’ll be at my desk, making no noise and pretending I don’t exist.”
(All for less money.)
As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive and keep moving forward!