Why You Fail To Get A Raise
When was the last time that you approached your supervisor/boss to ask for a raise? Or simply to let him know about your ideas on how to improve your work and be more efficient? When was the last time you were proactive and provided solutions instead of asking them to solve an issue for you?
Now that you probably answered long time ago or the most common (NEVER), you wonder why you fail to get a raise?
You see the people that climbs the corporate ladder extremely fast is the kind of person that keeps growing and learning so they can solve their problems instead of asking someone else to solve it for you, the kind of person that goes the extra mile when is needed.
They don’t complaint about their job, instead of whining about how you’re not going to give more of what you’re being paid they are actually taking action and providing more value to their marketplace by learning and offering improvements that save costs and also reduces work time.
They’re not afraid of telling their boss about how they can do more of what they’re being paid for, about how they could be of better use in a better area (that comes with a better pay). They constantly motivate their peers to work better and provide the best results possible.
I remember when I first started working, I think it is part of me, I can’t be idle waiting to see until someone notice me, so one week after starting at my new job I went to the supervisor and told him how I could be of better use somewhere else in the leadership area, that action, I bet stayed long enough in my boss’s head that within 3 weeks he elevated my position to a leadership role within our same line of work.
That day I knew that by not fearing away hiding from the upper management is the way to go if you really want to get better results and pay raises, but that comes with your work ethics, you actually need to provide value to your marketplace, and constantly learn more so you can implement better return processes in your company.
Once you set up constant improvements you just need to find the way to let them know because usually they will just ignore the fact that someone is doing so good within the company, instead if you approach them about it they will be thinking about it for weeks until they find the need to do something about you and most likely will give you a raise either in pay or in position.
Still the pay raise will come soon enough if you do a good job in your new position, remember that you need to rinse and repeat.
The formula is very simple and it looks like this: do your work -> learn -> improve -> provide solutions -> add value to your market place -> start again
You see? It couldn’t be any easier than this, unfortunately most people shy away and hide from their boss and that’s why they never achieve anything meaningful for themselves nor for the people around them.
Takes this article very serious, if you’re one of the shy in your company change that right now and start providing more value to your employers and eventually you’ll climb to the top.
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