Don't make unreasonable salary demands if you want to keep your job

07/4/2011 | Ask A Manager blog

If you like your job and want to make a career with a company, avoid making unreasonable salary demands, Alison Green writes in response to a woman struggling with how to handle a compensation miscommunication with her boss. The woman's desire to ask for a retroactive pay raise is not a good impulse to follow through on. "If you want a long-term happy future there, you need to play by the rules you agreed to," she writes.

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