I am very big into family, and I have a big family as well. 5 brothers and sisters (I'm the 5th of 6). 14 nieces and nephews (R Russell Patrick II joined us 10/13/13). 5 great-nephews & 6 great-nieces (Brooklyn Grace joined us 10/2/13). And no, with that many family members, I do not keep up with birthdays very well. Not well at ALL! Even with a master list on my fridge.
I'm also married. My husband and I got married here in San Antonio at the historic Sheraton Gunter Hotel downtown. And we are the proud parents of a 12 year old Alaskan Husky named Moo and three 1 year old kittens: Wicket, Willow, and Winter.
Like all Texas moms, I made my kid pose in the bluebonnets.
So a friend of mine deserves a raise. Why she hasn’t gotten one in years is beyond me. Ok, except for the fact that she almost pathologically refuses to ask her boss for one. So I decided to look into ways to make “more” money through work without asking for that raise.
Check Your Data Plan
Cell phone providers work with many companies to provide discounts for their employees. Your boss or coworkers may not even know. Just enter your corporate (or school) email onto your cell phone carrier's employee discount page to see if you qualify.
Request Time Off
If you’ve been working really hard and stressing out, take a vacation! When you get back you’ll be ready to go and get more done. You have two (or more) weeks of vacation for a reason. Don’t lose them! Vacations were first handed out in the 20s and 30s when companies learned that people were more productive after a break.
Get the Company to Buy You a $1,200 Lanyard
Ok, we’re not talking a lanyard covered in Swarovski crystals (although I would TOTALLY take one!), I mean a conference or workshop. This gives you a break from your daily routine while you’re still “working.” Plus, the company isn’t just picking up the tab. They may even help you find your next job which will hopefully pay more.
Find other ways to get a “raise” here.