Asking for a pay rise is one of the least British things we could do. We’re far happier to mutter ‘I don’t get paid enough for this‘ under our breath and silently fume because no one’s read our minds.
This very British approach isn’t useful for you or your employer. You end up lacking motivation, your work suffers as a result, and your employer is left wondering why your billing figures are dwindling.
Time to get real. If you genuinely believe you deserve a pay rise it’s time to put on your big girl pants and ask for it. (But read these tips first, they’re almost definitely guaranteed to help your cause).