11 Signs You're Not Getting a Raise

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

11. Being an AWOL Employee

Are you the guy who catches every flu bug that's hyped on the evening news? Do your family "emergencies" regularly occur on Fridays, Mondays and around holidays? Do co-workers seem surprised to see you at your desk (or regularly "borrow" items from your office because they "didn’t think you were using" them)?

Uh oh. While being a phantom employee may relieve you of forcing smiles at some bad repetitive jokes, it will make you forgettable -- and potentially expendable -- as well. Maxing out your sick days can make you appear less than dedicated to that job they are paying you to do. And if you want to be paid more, you have to put in added effort. Not less.