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I spoke up at work today


Today was my 30 day review for my new promotion at work. The owner of the company mentioned my raise, and I was able to speak up for myself and let him know that if its only going to be 50 cents more an hour for a lot more responsibility that I'd need a day or two to think about taking the promotion.

Within an hour, he called me up to his office. He said they were in complete agreement that I was doing an amazing job, and they did not want to see me leave the position. Then he said, "How much do you want?"

I wasn't greedy. I humbly asked for $1 an hour more and right away, he said, "No problem."

It may not seem like a big deal, but I am very proud of myself for being able to speak up for myself. I honestly don't know where the courage came from, but it feels really good to be rewarded for my efforts.

Had I been doing a poor job, or even a mediocre job during my first 30 days of the promotion, I would not have went for it. I am just happy and proud of myself for my small triumph over my SA and wanted to share it. Perhaps it will motivate someone else to do the same.

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Congrats and great work speaking up
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Congratulations on standing for yourself!
Good thing you made them appreciate your work and commitment =)
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Today was my 30 day review for my new promotion at work. The owner of the company mentioned my raise, and I was able to speak up for myself and let him know that if its only going to be 50 cents more an hour for a lot more responsibility that I'd need a day or two to think about taking the promotion.

Within an hour, he called me up to his office. He said they were in complete agreement that I was doing an amazing job, and they did not want to see me leave the position. Then he said, "How much do you want?"

I wasn't greedy. I humbly asked for $1 an hour more and right away, he said, "No problem."

It may not seem like a big deal, but I am very proud of myself for being able to speak up for myself. I honestly don't know where the courage came from, but it feels really good to be rewarded for my efforts.

Had I been doing a poor job, or even a mediocre job during my first 30 days of the promotion, I would not have went for it. I am just happy and proud of myself for my small triumph over my SA and wanted to share it. Perhaps it will motivate someone else to do the same.
Congrats!! your story definitely is inspiration...i have to remember to speak up for what i want/deserve.
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Congratulations! That's great news. It's really helpful of you to share that story because it could be inspiring. I hope the job continues to go well.
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Today was my 30 day review for my new promotion at work. The owner of the company mentioned my raise, and I was able to speak up for myself and let him know that if its only going to be 50 cents more an hour for a lot more responsibility that I'd need a day or two to think about taking the promotion.

Within an hour, he called me up to his office. He said they were in complete agreement that I was doing an amazing job, and they did not want to see me leave the position. Then he said, "How much do you want?"

I wasn't greedy. I humbly asked for $1 an hour more and right away, he said, "No problem."

It may not seem like a big deal, but I am very proud of myself for being able to speak up for myself. I honestly don't know where the courage came from, but it feels really good to be rewarded for my efforts.

Had I been doing a poor job, or even a mediocre job during my first 30 days of the promotion, I would not have went for it. I am just happy and proud of myself for my small triumph over my SA and wanted to share it. Perhaps it will motivate someone else to do the same.
That's not easy to do. It would make a lot of people nervous.

You were confident enough to speak up - well done .

$1 an hour adds up - that's $160 more a month, and $1.50/hr extra if you have overtime!

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