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Title: Finally asked for a raise...
Post by: NewStachian on January 27, 2015, 05:42:56 AM
I asked for a raise last week... for the first time in my life. My boss said she'd look into it. The next day she said she had reviewed my compensation, thought it was "unfair" and gave me a 30% raise.

I was more than a little bit excited.

Once the paperwork went through I calculated the after-tax change in my paycheck and bumped up my automatic savings by the same amount in an effort to resist lifestyle inflation.

Thanks to MMM and everyone on this forum for inspiring me to do both of these things :)
Title: Re: Finally asked for a raise...
Post by: caliq on January 27, 2015, 06:50:00 AM
WOW!  That's a huge raise & savings increase - congrats! :)
Title: Re: Finally asked for a raise...
Post by: DrF on January 27, 2015, 07:01:56 AM
Seriously, congratulations!! All it takes is having the confidence that you are a valued and valuable employee. If you bring it directly to your boss's attention they will usually agree.

Title: Re: Finally asked for a raise...
Post by: Gone Fishing on January 27, 2015, 10:20:41 AM
Good work! 
Title: Re: Finally asked for a raise...
Post by: greenmimama on January 27, 2015, 10:40:42 AM
Wow, huge difference, way to go on not inflating your lifestyle!!
Title: Re: Finally asked for a raise...
Post by: Workinghard on January 27, 2015, 10:41:43 AM
Way to go and kudos for avoiding life style creep!
Title: Re: Finally asked for a raise...
Post by: irishbear99 on January 27, 2015, 11:26:55 AM
Congratulations! That's awesome!