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Any tips on how to broach the subject of a salary increase? I've done the research and am, as best as I can determine, in the bottom 25% of my salary range. I have a list of my best accomplishments over the past several years.
It's an awkward discussion, but it's a skill everyone should learn. So, you have your list and the salary data. Schedule a meeting with your boss. Now, lay out your case on why you should be making more. If you are rebuffed, say you want to put together a plan to get you there, then tie specific accomplishments to that plan, so both sides know what needs to happen for you to get that money.
If your manager is not interested in putting together a plan, update the resume, because they aren't interested in paying you any more.
Keep the tone calm and just work through why, from a business sense, you deserve more money.
I find that people just need focus, and it's easy to focus on TV/video games. Every good welder I ever met was stoned 24/7 while welding, and I'm talking about big industrial jobs where their welds are getting shot with x-rays to make sure they're airtight and structurally perfect. One dude could stack dimes all day with a stick welder and no brushing, which was just nutty.
Do you? Do you and one other person need them? Are you a bad enough dude to bid money for charity to get them?
BID IN THIS THREAD. I checked with Tube and Zerzhul on this, and while I have 2 passes on lock, I'm stuck going to a lame-o wedding while you all get to go to PAX (you god-damned bastards), so rather than scalp this shit, we're going to give money to Childs Play. Preference: A LOT OF MONEY to Child's Play.
So, to break it down,
You get: 2 Friday Passes
Child's Play Gets: Cash Money
I get: Charges on my card
Now bid money and make some kids happy already. Winner will have Tube contact them for where to send the money. Once I get confirmation, I'll forward the details etc.
On December 20th at 5PM EST, I will end the auction and declare the winner.