You might think you deserve a raise … but that doesn't always mean your boss agrees with you.
And no, you can no longer heap all the blame on a bad economy. (Your gender may have something to do with your pay, but we’ll get to that later.)
At 7.7%, the unemployment rate is the lowest it has been since December 2008. In February alone, the Labor Department reported that the economy added 236,000 jobs.
So, what does this mean for you? It’s the perfect time to ask for a bump in pay. If it's been a while since you increased your salary and you're coming up against a wall, the most likely reason is ... you.
Here are the top ten reasons you haven’t landed the increase you so desperately want, and how to fix them.
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