Money can be tough to come by these days, especially with how the economy has fared for most of the world. Companies suffer tremendously based on the condition of the economy in their respective countries. This has seen companies planning to announce restructuring, a possible buyout or takeover from another company, or worse—filing for bankruptcy. Companies are also busy with their resource management, trying to make numbers rise with their sales and production teams. There are many factors involved that can affect how a company is making money.
Now despite all the possible issues at hand, you have decided it was about time you got a raise. You have decided to be straightforward about it and just outright ask the higher-ups yourself. Asking for money can be a very tough thing to do, and to do so takes guts—or just plain desperation. If you believe what you are getting is not enough, especially when your career goals and personal ambitions cannot be met with the current paycheck you receive each payday, then one must be prepared to take the plunge and do something as terrifying as asking your boss for more money.