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How to Handle: an Employee Seeking a Raise

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An employee did something wrong and something right, but doesn't know which one you know about. Now he wants a raise. Or cut to the chase in the two-minute version: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xb6e8w_hth-employee-seeking-raise-s02e03
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Nola Anderson (2 days ago)
$25/week < Roger's liquor bill for 1 night out.
Pepe Le Pew (7 days ago)
Peoples do not know how to ask.
Bazzralic (8 days ago)
I heard that if you ask someone a question they have to think about while handing them an item, they will accept the item without contest. This is that trick in action.
LevKozlodoev (8 days ago)
What show is this??
Roger (8 days ago)
Harry is my favorite. He's the best dressed!
enkadu007 (13 days ago)
Find a new job, period... fuck employers
Mista_Fur (14 days ago)
I made a program for a company when I was about 22 years old, they still use it to make money to this day...but I won't see anything from it.
bmoores84 (14 days ago)
In my profession teaching - your salary is based on teaching years taught. You get more if you are in a position that carries responsibility. Noone feels bad. It's fair.
umbe2k1 (18 days ago)
3:19 "under his eye"
optimisticobserver (19 days ago)
What was Sal thinking when he heard how much Ken made?
optimisticobserver (19 days ago)
How can you expect to get a raise when wearing a bow tie like that?
LunatiqTV (24 days ago)
Don't ask for a raise. Work as if you are the owner... and soon, your boss will want to give "himself" a raise. That's how I do it.
Rene Alexis Penaloza Munoz (25 days ago)
Sorry to ask, is this part of a series? movie?
Smaakjeks K (26 days ago)
Or, you know, you could have an earnest conversation with them. But hey, I'm not a sociopath, so what do I know.
kelante Fountaine (26 days ago)
Michael Scott already taught us how to handle an employee seeking a raise!
kelante Fountaine (25 days ago)
Joe John That’s it!
Joe John (25 days ago)
Gotta mumble under your breath and lean back in your chair to achieve a position of dominance.
Xioss (27 days ago)
What is this Show ?
The Broadway Reject (27 days ago)
Is that a specific gesture Roger uses around 5:30? Looks like what I would assume to be the air quotes of the 60's
The Broadway Reject (18 days ago)
Thanks, I was wondering if it was supposed to be that, or just some kind of tongue in cheek gesture that got lost to time.
Bob Rivera (19 days ago)
The Broadway Reject I believe he was signaling a cross to suggest that he had just blessed Crane with the head of the television department job.
aluisious (27 days ago)
“I deserve a raise” is a losing argument. You sell labor and you have one customer, so you aren’t in a position to argue the price. Get more customers...now it’s not what you deserve, it’s your fair market value. There’s no argument to be had.
Holdfast (29 days ago)
The playing field was defined when he first entered the room and his boss said "you're Harry Styles right?"
thedexterbros (1 month ago)
They didn't have stationary stores back then? Sheesh
Tony Marsh (1 month ago)
Eventually they will see Crane as the MAN and he will really get paid. Don is good but Crane is the upgrade.
monstersince (1 month ago)
sack the cunt for breach of contract
Hue Lu (1 month ago)
are they G and J trolling now?.... I thought they got quite a big share from me already...
Pianoamante (1 month ago)
When I was turned down for a raise after five years of working for a company with the old line “it’s not in the cards” I read the classic “How to win friends and influence people” by Dale Carnegie and a year later I gave my boss a large beautiful plaque that read “Award of excellence” followed by “For your strength, commitment, and admirable dedication to building a strong company that allows men to feed their families, and for your dedication to your family “ About a month later I received three raises within the following month, got two free basketball tickets, got the immediate office treated to watch another basketball game with the boss himself, got to use the company truck when I needed to move, got treated to dinner on another occasion, got several other gifts and got my picture taken with my boss
kuja (8 days ago)
how to kiss ass 101, passive agressive style.
asambi69 (29 days ago)
Sounds like he's lubing you up for some sex games.
The Monarch (1 month ago)
I like that passive-aggressive pencil sharpening at 1:57, there's some angry and very closeted phallism at work hahahahaha.
Nathan Thompson (1 month ago)
Is that Zoey Bartlett???
whiteknightcat (1 month ago)
EVERY time my supervisor asks to see me in a conference room, regardless of the reason ... Him: Can I see you for a minute? Me: Oh no.
thedoctorand (1 month ago)
"Can I get a raise?" "No, it's up to head office, and we have no control over your salary."
Jeffery Allen (16 days ago)
I lobe the pass the buck game.
Armando Sanchez (1 month ago)
Photograph And cartoon
Armando Sanchez (1 month ago)
Orange mandarin
Armando Sanchez (1 month ago)
Paycheck 146 Cahs 1
Armando Sanchez (1 month ago)
Book 340.pages
Armando Sanchez (1 month ago)
A mistake
Armando Sanchez (1 month ago)
Teacher
JayLeePoe (1 month ago)
Roger can do everything except have a happy personal relationship that lasts.
Yiffox (1 month ago)
real negotiation would also say percentage of profits of what I do
iamchillydogg (1 month ago)
My mom's first job was as a secretary at a furniture manufacturer. Everyone there made $1 an hour no matter their job. Living on $40 a week sounds crazy as hell!
BaronZ (1 month ago)
_"No one around here makes that."_ The correct reply would have been: _"Well no one around here is working as hard as me or has a position as important as mine."_
asambi69 (29 days ago)
But he was replaceable. So yeah he wasn't important.
Brandon Key (1 month ago)
People so lazy they upload in only 240p
amattchronism (1 month ago)
"Mr. Krabs can I have a raise?" "No"
Brian Ellinger (1 month ago)
How about $300 Per week, total
tommy blade (1 month ago)
shield: howard stark retirement.
DragosDreamer1989 (1 month ago)
"You are now the head of the television department, which is comprised solely of you. Anything else?"
philip unay (1 month ago)
what show is this?
Oneal Gomez (1 month ago)
mad men
one H (1 month ago)
manly manly talking ... shall we go back to criminals enhancing your business morality? tiffany?
two sciles italy (1 month ago)
It was funny how he made the sign of the cross like a priest,bishop,patriarch
two sciles italy (1 month ago)
and when he said 250 counter offer 270
Ashcandy (1 month ago)
shoulda said 2 and a half you schmuck
Javonte McDonald (2 months ago)
I love how Roger ask Peggy how much she makes. Her reply is "you don't know? that's helpful". Roger used the same tactic with Harry when he asked for a raise and he ended up not getting the amount he wanted. This shows how ambitious and able to take charge of the situation. Unlike her counterparts, who were viewed higher by just being a man.
rhpicayune (2 months ago)
He should have cooly looked the boss in the eye without blinking and politely refused the drink, "thank you, I don't want the drink, give me a raise" and DON'T say "please"--sounds like your begging or groveling.
Burhan Qerimi (2 months ago)
Waste of time... you ask for a raise you get fired in my place!
Burhan Qerimi (1 month ago)
boaz appelbaum yes indeed.
aquarius (2 months ago)
$200/week, that's $5/hr. He gave him 2.25 raise, that's $7.25/hr, $290/week. That's one hell of a raise.
Franklin Jones (2 months ago)
We were so innocent back.
Fairfieldfencer (2 months ago)
Lesson to everyone: ALWAYS TALK ABOUT HOW MUCH YOU GET PAID WITH YOUR COWORKERS! Don't let your bosses con you like this guy did.
Pratik Hazari (2 months ago)
The whole thing about "don't tell your coworkers how much you make" is such a joke. With that mindset, there will be people with very similar jobs making wildly different amounts of money. I'm open about it and it's helped me get raises.
Unnatural09 (2 months ago)
Are you replaceable ask yourself that. Then go and ask for a raise.
Paul Riesenkönig (2 months ago)
ive seen two bits of this series or movie now, and i really wanna know where this is from! can you help
Visda58 (2 months ago)
Lane hangs himself in the office. ...SPOILER ALERT!
Great Dragon (2 months ago)
when i used to work for other people, the way i would get more money was going to a second job for an interview, telling them what i make at my current job, and saying i'd be willing to come work for them for 1 dollar more, and since i was already there they would often give me the extra dollar an hour more. Then i would tell my current boss I was exploring my other options very non confrontationally and i would say I would love to stay but they are offering me 1 dollar more an hour, and i would say, "i would sure like to stay if you could beat thier offer" and 9 times out of 10 they would, and often times they would promote me too, just to keep me, because I was a good employee, But I'm a greater boss.
kenp3L (2 months ago)
OTOH, boss might say, "Best wishes. We'll start looking for your replacement. Thank you for giving proper notice."
MrTruth111 (2 months ago)
Wow, it is filled with intelligent comments and actual conversations here, I like it.
John M (2 months ago)
He could have went for $275 and settled on $250. Swine, that’s what the boss thought after he left.
Anthony C (2 months ago)
I think he got a pretty reasonable raise; assuming his base pay of $200 is fair. Since 25/200 is 12.5% and he didn't switch company.
pavanatanaya (2 months ago)
Roger gives him a drink, then takes it away
sennetor (2 months ago)
a handmaids tale hulu series was born right at 3:19
Janglenutter (2 months ago)
Boy, *without* inflation I barely make more than him in a week and I make almost $18 an hour.
david worth (2 months ago)
look at the guys ear flapping at 3:46
blackjoker013 (2 months ago)
what show were they talking about
Nun Ya Beeswax (2 months ago)
How to handle an employee looking for a raise? If they have to ask for a raise they probably dont deserve one. If they are a valuable part of the team if they not there for more than a week does the company fall apart? Most likely no. If you dont bring in 5 times more money than what the company pays you you are not vital. Now that being said make yourself more valuable and the money comes later.
Steven Kreps (2 months ago)
"I'll throw in new business cards. You drive a helluva bargain." There's NO ONE like Roger Sterling.
jsilence418 (2 months ago)
What is the name of this show ?
Flamewerkz (2 months ago)
Making as much back then as the average german today, crazy
Gaius Maecanus (2 months ago)
That $25 was basically groceries for the week... Not bad.
Jeff Bingaman (2 months ago)
According to temp agencies. A change of job or an additional duty is deemed in need of more money. Somewhere the idiots getting promoted to positions don't know that and I think it's higher ups that do but don't pass it on, to apparently save money. By not giving a raise to someone you pile work on. Just saying how 🤬ed everything is. And the rich and positioned keep on 🤬ing. I've noticed the exact opposite of this scenario in reality. The first to get raises are people that are married or they have kids. This show is trying to claim that swinging singles make all the money and married people are tied into a budget. I don't ask for a raise. If they don't give me one, I just leave and find work someplace else that hires for more. I hate dealing with c🤬nts that think they are in control of your life. They usually don't deserve their position and abuse it at every moment.
blep blep (2 months ago)
and this is why at my job, hourly pay is posted. no ones pay, not even managements is a secret.
Nefarious Cookie (2 months ago)
Leave and wait for the ship to sink
Don't ask (2 months ago)
“I’ll throw in business cards- you drive a hellova bargain.” Lmfao
EABA EndAllBeAll (2 months ago)
That's why I like the gays they just give it to you straight.
radbcc (2 months ago)
gosh, I miss this show...
Thynqikan (2 months ago)
My boss came to my office one day and asked me to work on a project and handed me his file on it. I opened the file to find he had accidentally handed me his entire staff payroll file which included himself and his partner. I never felt that company ever paid me enough nor the rest of the staff and it was confirmed when I saw the information. He and his partner made the lion's share and then some while everyone that worked for them could barely afford to eat mac n cheese. It motivated me to move on, and the following week moving on was given a violent shove when the owners of the company had a meeting with dept heads about saving money/ tightening the belts. My dept was asked to use less paper: we used exactly one package of 500 sheets of photocopy paper a month which cost at most $2.00. Right after that meeting I wrote a letter requesting a raise to double what they were paying me ( I already had another job offer for close to that ), they said no so I quit on the spot and took the other job. Greedy cheapskates.
Grimshaw Grummage (5 days ago)
so true
kuja (8 days ago)
the only greed one in here was you, glad your hobo ass quit.
Sir. Charles S. (13 days ago)
Is about value creation, how can office work improve the lives of people? how can it help produce the food and shelter and clothing and electricity that people need? you don't need to take care of that, you just go to your job and do the same thing without thinking and magically you get all those things that you need to live. The creator of the business takes care of that for you. So each one receives wealth relative to the value that they are creating.
Bieber Ninja (2 months ago)
he should have pulled out a gun and shot his leg, then give him two choices, do you want a raise or an ambulance and when the guy says an ambulance the boss strips naked and sucks the guy's tiny stinky cock while he bleeds to death
Stan Cooper (2 months ago)
So you're in here now, I'm smiling. Whatd'ya want? *stops smiling*
Tom Haflinger (2 months ago)
"How about two and a quarter?" I think he was just offered $200.25.
kplistens (2 days ago)
Tom Haflinger awesome and thank you.
Tom Haflinger (2 days ago)
According to the internet, this episode took place in 1962. According to another website, that $225 would be about $1,880 per week today, just shy of $100,000 per year. I don't know how much buying power that earned in New York at the time.
kplistens (3 days ago)
What time line was this from cause I wanna with inflation what 225 dollars is in today’s market.
1bigjohn11 (9 days ago)
fucking idiot....that's why you need FUCK YOU money in this world
gekkeredon (18 days ago)
<3
James K (2 months ago)
Sal was as queer as a three dollar bill.
jcllings (2 months ago)
In IT you get jacked around for 6 months and then someone else offers you a $20k raise and benies and it's "Goodbye Charlie." That's because management has NO IDEA what your knowledge is worth despite all the studies. None. Zero.
xJLM (2 months ago)
Should have renegotiated to 290 then.
Techno4ever44 (2 months ago)
How To Be: An Asshole Boss.
Robert Jensen (2 months ago)
I don't know this show. Is Sal supposed to be a fag, or what?
freakyflow (2 months ago)
Girlfriend in 5 years went from Nanny to Front desk of a Accountant firm and working a side job and schooling for Accounting (CPA Prep) To doing Accounts and leaning payroll with some taxes Being paid very low wages (few dollars more then working front desk) 1 year into working in Accounts and after them praising her work She asked for a raise ..she was told times are tough how about 50 cent raise? ..The tax accounts she was looking after were being charges on Avg $1,500 to $3,000 She applied at a few places and one of her Clients knew and told her to apply at a company he deals with .. They offered her about what a 5th year Accountant makes And pay for her schooling courses X3 what she made before .......The former firm was pissed to find out That #1 they been doing small work for this company and trying to get them to hand over all the work monthly And #2 it was Her that took that from them. The owner of the firm got all hissy with her after she gave notice And she told them where she was going (mistake) He was telling her that that is a form of breach of contract ..She had stated I was never given a Contract or disclosure to sign Remember i only looked after the front desk and was given extra work for a few dollars on a $1,500 hours completed account and 50 cents wasn't going to pay for my schooling The owner was beside them self ..Well You haven't let us give you a counter offer to keep you here We really like your work and I was very upset to hear you leaving Us ( Owner knows they are about to not only lose a worker doing the job of 2 people and paying wages of 1 and 1/4 people But also losing a account in close to 100k a year) Well When i asked for a raise I was told "Times are tough" And i am big on Job security On the one hand i hear the company is losing clients due to poor management and lack of staff willing to stay at the company due to lower wages then avg I liked working here i get along with alot of the staff and customers But I have a lot on my plate And i need to be able to look after myself as i grow And i can not do this here And to even think This company would be able to even match my new wages is not worth disclosing the amount Owner was so mad he had them make a check that day for the rest of the week ..Locked her out of the computer and by 2pm had her escorted out LOL ....2 years later shes now the Asst Controler She makes more than the guy that told her :Times are tough
antred11 (1 month ago)
Learn some fucking grammar (that includes punctuation).
wcresponder (3 months ago)
Probably could have got $235.
TheLoyalOfficer (3 months ago)
"How do I do that?" "Then you're worth every penny they're paying you." Wow. So perfectly true.
Islommic Gommunist (11 days ago)
and there are many employers that think they can just pay people below market wages just because they want to
Ralph Hardwick (18 days ago)
If an employee comes to me to ask for a raise the first question I ask them is "what would justify that" or a variant thereof. If people can't tell you why they deserve more money then they don't deserve it. At the same time if they can justify what they are doing above their remit to deserve it then they get it. There are too many entitled people around these days who think they should be paid more because they want it.
Karl The Fragr (22 days ago)
+Youtro Basically if you can't figure out how to make yourself absolutely essential to the operation of the company, that shows that you don't have what it takes to move forward and thus you aren't deserving of a raise. And since you aren't deserving of a raise, that must mean that whatever they're paying you is all you're worth. I personally don't really agree with this ideology for multiple reasons, mainly because it causes problems on so many different levels but that's beside the point.
Pulkit Kaushik (22 days ago)
+Youtro He didn't know how to do that. That implies he's not smart enough to deserve a raise.
Youtro (26 days ago)
could you explain that?
brad lafferty (3 months ago)
I forgot how good this show was
TheMan750 (3 months ago)
He asked for a raise and he got it
True Transient (3 months ago)
pay close attention to 5:38 - Harry asks for raise, boss gets up to make him a drink and gives it to him. The rule of reciprocity. He gave him that drink for a reason. To have more leverage over Harry. In sales, when you give something for free the receiver of said freebie will feel slightly indebted to you. and in this case, Harry felt indebted enough to not ask for higher pay than what was counter offered.
Long Tang (6 days ago)
Nice
Bazzralic (8 days ago)
If you hand someone an item while asking them a question they must think on, they will subconciously accept the item.
Bazzralic (8 days ago)
+Daniel Treto you're correct. You ask for the UNREASONABLE offer FIRST to make the true mark seem like the "settling" value.
orelas1 (12 days ago)
Ohhhh, I'll remember that one. Won't earn me many popularity points *for* remembering it, but them's the breaks, eh?
Close (23 days ago)
This shouldnt deserve its own text for mad men watchers, it is obvious.
Massive Sigh (3 months ago)
Sal's advice defined Harry's career. Make yourself indispensable
Firepower (3 months ago)
Glad I'm unionized. Don't have to deal with shit like this, everyone's wages are negotiated in the CBA.
GeddyMX (3 months ago)
"And I'm smiling! What do you want" 5:12 lol @ his straight face. And Crane is still trying to figure out what he "knows" about.
Wario (4 months ago)
I hate Harry
BaileysMariner (4 months ago)
I like the little 'attaboy' Don gives Harry on the way out of the Belle Jolie meeting.
xChemistryFTWx (4 months ago)
GIFing 3:51 - 3:53 for future use
STK 87 (4 months ago)
So his supervisor didnt know how much he made. He could have said he made $225, he would have ended up with $250
Sebastian Wiers (2 months ago)
The correct answer to that question is "not what I'm worth, or we wouldn't be having this conversation". Establish that the "anchor" they want to set is irrelevant. Then something like "What I should be making $310", establishing THAT as the anchor.
Bill Wang (2 months ago)
just because they ask doesnt mean they do not know. Just giving you a chance to lie sometimes
Stefan Pieper (2 months ago)
Not a good idea. Can be checked too easily.
handymannification (4 months ago)
12% raise
Sean O (3 months ago)
Stefan Pieper American show in English....
Stefan Pieper (3 months ago)
Sean O Not in Germany
handymannification (3 months ago)
Tough crowd
Sean O (3 months ago)
Stefan Pieper It's point 5, not comma 5, dumbass.
Stefan Pieper (3 months ago)
12,5%, smartass