The Raise Rules: What You Need to Know to Ask for What You Want. Rule#2:

So, here’s the second raise rule (which I can’t stress enough): Know your audience. It’s important to understand that when you ask for anything, you must be aware of the person you’re asking. Remember: it’s never just about you. Before asking for that raise, consider asking yourself: “What does the corporate culture indicate about increases

Remember: Nothing is permanent.

I’m sitting here, looking out my office window at the snow coming down—again! Everywhere I look–Facebook, Twitter, TV—people are focused on how horrible it all is and how exhausting. “Nightmare commute!” “I’m sooo over it!” “I hate winter!” Yes– most New Yorkers are itching for Spring. (including this New Yorker!) But, here’s the thing about