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11 Signs You're Not Getting a Raise

How to Know If You'll Be Getting a Raise at Your Next Performance Review

9. Being the "Almost" Employee

Are you reliable under pressure? Or are you a "next Wednesday-ish" kind of deadline achiever? Yes, there may be a time that numbers are off and you have to redo a spreadsheet. Or maybe your manager's "this should just take a few hours" was an undersell on the scale of "this should only hurt a little." However...

Take responsibility when you encounter a deadline-bumping issue. Manage your schedule and project load. Remind your boss what you’ve already committed to when he adds another dollop to a full plate and negotiate more time if necessary. If you’re almost meeting deadlines on a regular basis, you will almost get a raise.