Home > Lifestyle > Woman > Your life Updated 14 August 2013 Asking for a raise Are you working like a slave for a mere pittance, but the thought of asking the boss for a raise make you come up in hives? Here’s how to get what you want. 0 Shutterstock Quiz Is my diet healthy? » 10 odours our noses can identify 6 body language mistakes to avoid Does the thought of asking the boss for a raise make you come up in hives? Many people never get it together to ask for more money. But are you working like a slave for a mere pittance? Here’s how to put an end to it.Take action:Asking for a raise three months into your new job is simply not on – wait at least a year before you do this; do your best to keep the request straightforward – don't be aggressive and don’t say horrible things about the firm, or your colleagues; validate why you need a raise – show your boss examples of the work you've done in the office and after-hours; giving ultimatums is never a good idea, unless you are prepared to carry them through; choose your time – when he/she is under pressure for the budget meeting, skulk back to your desk and give it a day or two until he/she is in the right frame of mind.Visit Fin24's Women's Wealth hub(Photo of businesswoman from Shutterstock) More in Lifestyle Women catching up fast with male alcohol use More: WomanYour life advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win a R2 000 Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.