By Holly Shively, Staff Writer If you have switched careers, asked for a raise or gotten a promotion in the last six months, the Dayton Daily News wants to hear from you.We’re working on a story about how a healthy economy with low unemployment is encouraging workers to jump start new careers and ask for raises or promotions. If you live in the Miami Valley, tell us your stories to be featured in the article. Please contact Holly Shively at [email protected] or 937-225-6965 to share your success story of a new career, promotion or raise. FIVE FAST READS • Young’s Jersey Dairy grows into family destination over 150 years Recommended for you Recommended for you Recommended for you Most read 1 Wright State strike: Students claim their classes weren't covered 2 Recall alert: 8 lots of Irbesartan blood pressure medications recalled 3 Soccer coach convicted of sex crimes challenging phone images • All local Gymboree, Crazy … [Read more...] about Have you recently changed careers, asked for a raise or promotion?
Asking for a raise
Q: I graduated from college two years ago and have been at the same company ever since. When I started, I was told that the salary was nonnegotiable; all entry-level employees start at the same hourly rate. I had a strong first year at work. Also, I regularly worked overtime, so I was making about 15 percent extra over my base pay. I was promoted early (it usually takes two years), and got a raise, but lost my eligibility for overtime pay. So I make less now than when I started. When I tried to discuss this with my boss, management and human resources, they all told me nothing could be done and that my salary would get back to where it started next year if I got a raise after my next performance review. I’ve had my review, and received the highest rating. But my boss said that she has no information about salary and isn’t the right person to discuss it with. It seems like the company really does not expect us to negotiate or even discuss our salary. Is that the strangest … [Read more...] about Asking for a raise when the boss won’t hear of it
President Trump celebrated the news, tweeting "Incredible number just out, 7,036,000 job openings. Astonishing — it's all working!" The president made a slight typo in his tweet. The actual figure is that the United States had 7,136,000 million job openings in August, which is even better than Trump said and the highest on record since the Labor Department began keeping track of this data in late 2000. … [Read more...] about America has a record 7.1 million job openings, making it a good time to ask for a raise
By The Washington Post | October 16, 2018 at 12:44 pm By Heather Long | Washington Post The United States has a record number of job openings, another sign workers have greater opportunity to find better jobs, according to new data the Labor Department released Tuesday. President Donald Trump celebrated the news, tweeting “Incredible number just out, 7,036,000 job openings. Astonishing – it’s all working!” The president made a slight typo in his tweet. The actual figure is that the United States had 7,136,000 million job openings in August, which is even better than Trump said and the highest on record since the Labor Department began keeping track of this data in late 2000. The nation now has more than one job opening for every unemployed person, a dramatic turnaround from the Great Recession when there were more than six unemployed people for every job on offer, the Labor Department said. Unemployment hit 3.7 percent in September, the lowest level since … [Read more...] about Analysis: Now is an excellent time to ask for a raise
Pete walked into his boss' office. "Ms. Smith, I'll be straight with you. I know the economy isn't great, but I have three companies after me, and I would like to respectfully ask for a raise." After a few minutes of haggling, Ms. Smith finally agreed to a 5 percent boost. When Pete got up to leave, she asked him, "By the way, which three companies are after you?" "The electric company, the mortgage company and the phone company." We all have bills to pay. Our jobs are a good way to accomplish that. But if you feel like you aren't receiving what you deserve, you have to muster up your courage and ask for a raise. That is a conversation you need to have with your supervisor, not your co-workers. They don't make those decisions, and you will get a reputation for being the complainer. Instead, prove you can perform the duties of your position and work your tail off making sure you're the best hire your boss ever made. Then it's time to ask for a raise. Here are some tips that will give … [Read more...] about Harvey Mackay: Raise the roof when asking for a raise