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What do you think is the best way to successfully ask your boss for a pay raise?

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What do you think is the best way to successfully ask your boss for a pay raise?

From Seiza, bow, be softspoken, be respectful, sound submissive and grateful for being a part of the team, request the raise...

and make sure your sword remains in its scabbard unless the pay raise is rejected.

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Ask him casually after working hours or when you've been asked directly.

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Get him good and drunk and then pay for his soapland?

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I was in the union for many years. I found that helps, especially when management are giving themselves significant increases and suchlike.

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Best time to get a pay raise is from changing jobs. Otherwise once when I mentioned I would be returning to the States I got a 20% bump and the next year 10% but then nothing after that. Also if you get married or have a kid they may be amenable to giving you a raise.

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If one of your firms competitors comes knocking at your door but your boss likes you.

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Best time to get a pay raise is from changing jobs

This is true. The salary jump that can be achieved when switching jobs with a successful negotiating will almost always outweigh any salary increase you can get in a company.

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As a business owner in Japan let me give some advice.

Do not talk about tenure. Your staying power is not an asset. I can hire a place holder off the street to replace you and pay them less as a new hire.

What skills did you have when hired and skills have you gained since. What skills will you be willing to learn.

Great you are at work 8-10 hours a day, how many of these are productive. How many "toilet" breaks and "smoke" breaks do you take? Do you trade these for your set breaks seeing as you have already had these "breaks". How much time are you on your phone texting and surfing the web? Late back from lunch regularly? Does your supervisor seem to find their way to my office about you? OK, so how will we improve this?

Are you an asset to the company? How? or Are you just getting by?

What are your plans for the next 5 years? If you are going to be in the same position then look for another job.

Be polite, listen to boss' input, and remember raises are for closers.
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Great you are at work 8-10 hours a day, how many of these are productive. How many "toilet" breaks and "smoke" breaks do you take? Do you trade these for your set breaks seeing as you have already had these "breaks". How much time are you on your phone texting and surfing the web? Late back from lunch regularly? Does your supervisor seem to find their way to my office about you? OK, so how will we improve this?

Well must be nice up there on that perch judging everyone. Maybe your employees are disengaged because of crap management. Most people can be inspired by a good leader. Is that you?

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I agree with Reckless on this one. If you have employee which slack off perhaps you should try to check out your management.

Are the overtime properly paid ? Are the salary on match with the work requested ? Are the requirement the same for managing people and underline ? Is the manager objectivity and reliability properly checked ? ...

I hope in your company things are working properly but do not expect it to be the case everywhere else.

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As a business owner in Japan let me give some advice.

Do not talk about tenure. Your staying power is not an asset. I can hire a place holder off the street to replace you and pay them less as a new hire.

What skills did you have when hired and skills have you gained since. What skills will you be willing to learn.

Great you are at work 8-10 hours a day, how many of these are productive. How many "toilet" breaks and "smoke" breaks do you take? Do you trade these for your set breaks seeing as you have already had these "breaks". How much time are you on your phone texting and surfing the web? Late back from lunch regularly? Does your supervisor seem to find their way to my office about you? OK, so how will we improve this?

Are you an asset to the company? How? or Are you just getting by?

What are your plans for the next 5 years? If you are going to be in the same position then look for another job.

You sound like a boss with employees who are afraid of you and hate to come to work but have to because.....bills.

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