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WISH you could secure a much-needed pay rise, but lack the confidence to ask for one? Over half of UK workers admit they're too fearful to ask their employer for more money, according to a survey by jobs website reed.co.uk.

When asked what's stopping them, 16% said they don't know what to say, 15% don't want to be seen as greedy, 12% are scared of asking their boss and 12% are worried about being turned down. James Reed, chairman of Reed Recruitment, says: "A lack of confidence and selfbelief are clear reasons why individuals may not find the courage to ask, however, if you think you deserve a pay rise, why not ask for one? "Consider the ways you have gone above and beyond at work and use it as evidence to show employers you deserve one. It is, of course, wise to choose your moment carefully. the business you work for is unlikely to give you more money if they are going through financial difficulties, so timing is everything.

"Showing that you understand business pressures will put you in good stead when asking for more money. If the answer is 'no', don't take it personally. Use this as an opportunity to follow up and ask what more you need to do to earn one."

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Evening Express (Aberdeen,Scotland)
Date:May 17, 2019
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