” Asking for a raise is the adult equivalent of asking your crush to prom.
It’s stressful. It’s awkward. You’re talking at the wrong speed, volume or both. You’re probably sweating too much, and the answer will either be the best thing that’s happened in a while or the worst ever. Even if you learned a few Jedi mind tricks back in Psych 101, you still may be feeling the anxiety of trying to play cool and confident in front of your boss.
Just like talking to the object of your desire, there are right ways and wrong ways to go about asking for a pay increase. Here are 10 don’ts: ”