I’ve been VERY fortunate in my career - I’ve never had to ask for a raise. I hope to never have to.
I’ve always worked hard and diligently to contribute and make a difference, and have counted on great management to recognize that. Like I said, I have been VERY fortunate.
So as someone IN a position to issue increases and increase recommendations, I find myself in a conundrum. Without opening a Pandora’s Box - there are tons of people who work hard and are not compensated accordingly. True. Then there are the people who show up. THOSE are the ones I’m talking about.
So when someone who has been operating on entitlement wants to “talk” about why they didn’t receive a raise or the raise they “expected”. I have some questions.
How have you improved your performance and how has that helped the team/company?
How have you helped the company save or make money?
What ideas have you contributed to improve processes?
If I hear *crickets* - I'll have a fourth....
If I were you, why would you pay me more today to do exactly the same thing I was doing last review?
Work ethic (noun): the principle that hard work is intrinsically virtuous or worthy of reward.
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