Monday, May 16, 2016
I had to train a new guy recently and he mentioned he wanted to transfer to another store at some point. I advised him to work at one store for a bit, then ask for a raise, mentioning that another company is offering a little bit more, and then transfer to the other store and do the same thing there. These jobs typically will give you a .75 cent raise per year, but you can get a .50 cent raise easily if you ask twice. Whether he follows my advice is another matter. I think most people are too shy about asking for raises. If you do a good job you should not be too timid about asking for a raise. This is a problem that I have had to deal with. I am not a good haggler and it has cost me.