Getting A Raise

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about getting a raise:

My co-worker and I have been complaining to each other about how we deserved a raise. Well, I finally presented my dilemma to our boss, and she has decided to give me a raise, but not my co-worker. She asked me to be discreet about it. Should I mention it to my co-worker or not?

Signed, Mum or Not

Dear Mum or Not:

Where are your loyalties? Aren’t they misplaced. You are hired to work for your boss, not your buddy. Here’s your real dilemma: If you tell your co-worker about your raise and he/she would obviously confront your boss then you should not be surprised if you get terminated because of your lack of discretion. Secondly, she’ll never, ever trust you again so goodbye career at that facility. Your co-worker did not get a raise because they were deemed unworthy.

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