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Old 04-10-2016, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Tominftl View Post
If employers would take care of their "good people" maybe they wouldn't want to leave in the first place. Seems to me that some employers are penny wise and pound foolish.
There is always someplace that pays more or provides more opportunity.
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Old 04-10-2016, 06:23 PM
Location: JobHuntingHacker.com
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The only thing that I have seen to work consistently in getting promotions and raises is to be very close to C suite and VP level folks. Go out socializing with them, get drunk, get to know them, kiss their ass and create an aura of the guy or girl that deserves to have a great job with the company because they are awesome to hang out with.

I have seen this result in people getting jobs created for them when their original position was about to be eliminated, getting raises and getting promotions, while more capable and better performance wise employees were let go.

I have also seen employees who stuck with a company for 10+ years who were severely underpayed compared to folks who kust came on board from another company. Employers know that you are loyal and kot going anywhere if you jave been with them for years and take you for granted denying you raises and promotions while treating the new commers as the next shiny and exciting thing. The folksnjumping ship every 2-3 years get 15-30% increases while the loyal employees could at beat hope for 2-3% CoL increases.
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Old 04-10-2016, 06:24 PM
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If done strategically it can work, but this obviously depends on the company.

At one of my former companies, several people used this strategy well.

One guy put in his 2 week notice, and management convinced him to stay for future advancement. This guy eventually got his promotion to area lead.

Another guy went from area lead to supervisor (and before I left he had been promoted to manager).

And these guys were solid dudes, hard worker and everyone liked them.

But like I said it can depend.
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Old 04-10-2016, 07:59 PM
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For whatever reason, I always try to give the impression at work that I could leave any time I want.
I am not trying to get a raise, but I sort of want to keep the upper hand with management.
I don't want to make them think I am desperate for the job.
I make it clear that I am there because I want to be there, not because I NEED to be there.
Lots of people talk at work about "living paycheck to paycheck."
I always make it clear that I am sure to always have a small emergency savings account that I could use if need be to support myself for several months should I find myself without work, and that I decidedly do NOT live "paycheck to paycheck".
I feel like, if not get me a raise, this attitude at work keeps bosses from feeling like they can exploit me.
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Old 04-11-2016, 01:07 PM
Location: Raleigh-Durham NC
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Originally Posted by texaslawyer2000 View Post
yes. If you're the top performer in your department and you're likely to leave for better opportunities, you're more likely to get raises and/or promotions.
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Old 04-11-2016, 01:35 PM
Location: Southern California
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It could either help you get promoted or fired/laid off, depending on what type of worker you are and what value you bring.
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