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Should I ask for a raise?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Face it. Your boss doesn't want to give you a raise. It's more money away from his bottom line. But does that mean you ought to roll up into a ball of dough when talking about making more dough? No way. The truth is that women earn about 11 percent less than men with equivalent education and experience. In one interesting study, researchers told participants that they'd be paid anywhere from $3 to $10 to play Boggle. At the end, they were paid $3. And guess what happened. Eight times more men than woman asked for more money. Similarly, four times as many men than women report that they negotiate for more money during a job offer. The message: Ask, ask, ask.

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