Once we determined a fairly large percentage of our survey-takers wasn't
negotiating or asking for a raise, we asked them why.
The biggest reason was fear. With a tip of the cap to today's economic
uncertainties, 32 percent of respondents said they were too worried about losing
the job offer if they tried to negotiate. After that, 22 percent said they
didn't ask for more simply because they lack the skills to properly negotiate
during the interview process. Eighteen percent said they find negotiating
inherently unpleasant, while just more than 9 percent lacked the necessary
Other answers people provided were "I don't want to come across as greedy,"
"It never seems to make a difference anyways" and "Negotiation isn't always