Raise Is Out of the Cards? Work the Perks.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

If the 10 percent raise you want seems out of the question or out of the budget, ask for other things that will boost your career or finances:

· An annual trip to a professional conference or other training.

· A one-time bonus, sometimes called a retention bonus.

· A performance review in nine months rather than a year so your next raise kicks in sooner.

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