I had the guts to ask my boss for an unprecedented raise next year — here's what happened
While I usually get a 1% salary increase every six months, I feel as if I've been a strong player on my team this year and have really driven us to our successes. So I made an uncharacteristically bold move and asked my boss for a 9% annual increase starting in 2021.
I came to my boss prepared with my accomplishments this year and discussed my upcoming initiatives and projects. I looked to people in similar roles and experience levels and researched their salaries — then presented these to my boss as well. I received word today that I'll get the 9% raise in 2021!