Question: “I’ve been at my job a little over a year and have been toldwill be coming up 'sometime soon.' I want to be prepared and would appreciate advice. Since the economy is so bad, I’m curious if any of you are receiving raises? Who brought it up—you or your boss? How do you know how much to ask for? Should I accept the offer or try to negotiate? I’d like to stay in this position—I’m still learning things and taking on more tasks, but I’m only making ends meet. I’m not job hunting; does that take away my leverage?" –I’d like a raise
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