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This answer is all about how to make the current job work. I agree with other posters that you're not crazy if you think you're hearing danger signs. But this wasn't a "stay or go" type question, this was about strategies in the current position, so that's what I'm answering. The Raise In a big company, it's not crazy that they would give a raise ...


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Do not refuse a raise. Refusing cannot possible help your situation but it can make it significantly worse, since you are signaling "I'm done here". And you get less money that way too. However DO refuse any strings that are attached to the raise. If you need to sign any document to accept the raise, make sure that you read them very carefully and ...


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If you are in a country with reasonable worker protections you are likely protected from them manufacturing a situation where they need to let you go. Creating a situation like this is known as constructive dismissal and is treated as without cause dismissal. I would accept the raise with the following language: Based on assurance that this would keep me ...


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You have two reasonable choices: Get a job elsewhere, or take the raise. Anything else is unreasonable. Even if you decide today you'll get a new job in six months, your cards are much better if you have a raise in between.


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his understanding, or lack thereof, of the industry and what I'm worth. but I'm also unable to land jobs anywhere else due to looking for part time jobs and the general lack of repair industry in my location. You are probably being paid what you are worth for that area then. Just because something requires specialized knowledge does not mean that it will ...


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Forgive my lack of understanding if this is not practical, but my suggestion would be to work fewer jobs for longer time. Instead of working 2 jobs, for 3 8-hour days at one and 2 8-hour days at the other, instead work 1 job for 5 8-hour days (if you can). If you're finding it difficult to find 2 part-time jobs to work shorter, find 1 full-time job and ...


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"my boss and his understanding, or lack thereof, of the industry and what I'm worth. They opened this repair business with no tech understanding whatsoever." Not sure it matters that they don't have tech understanding. They understand the business numbers like how much profit they're making. It's not unreasonable for someone who repairs devices to ...


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This is most definitely a "no". If it wasn't a "no", your boss would have given you some action items that you or he could do to forward your request to get that raise you want. Something like, "I'll ask upper management if we have the budget", or "I'll keep this in mind for our manager standup next week" or "An ...


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You can take it as a maybe, but more likely a "no". Pick up a book on sales that focuses on closing strategies. You left the door open for your boss, and he walked out, and you missed the sale. When you negotiate, you need to close the sale before the meeting is over, or it's always "no". Absolutely follow up in about two weeks, set up a ...


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Unfortunately, sadly it's a case of "Duh". It means No. The one and only way to get a raise is: to be prepared to leave if you do not get a raise. Employees have no other leverage. In your specific situation. It's an absolute basic of software that you only move ahead from a first junior role by changing to a new job. Would urge you to do this ...


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Given that you have already asked, I wont go though how to ask for a raise etc... and I will assume your company doesn't have a specific policy on how promotions or raises work. Responses are probably going to be very opinion based on this, it depends on your relationship with your boss regarding how pushy you can be. I would not take it as a No. There is ...


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Tactially mistake on your part. "I'll think about it" is a perfectly valid answer, but it can mean two things: Your boss needs to do some actual homework and thinking Your boss has no intention of doing anything and just ignores you hoping it'll go away by itself. You should have clarified what exactly that means and what the time frame is. A ...


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