How to respond to raise

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    Sep 06, 2013 4:38 AM GMT
    My boss gave me a pretty hefty and unexpected raise this week, 4 months after my last raise, and 10 months into my first post-grad job. Just wondering what an appropriate gesture of appreciation might be... take him out to lunch? I asked him a few hours later if he's free for lunch anytime, and he seem surprised "is there something in particular you want to talk about?" I just said it was casual and he agreed to a time.

    I googled "how to respond to raise", and instead keep getting results on "how to ask for a raise", or "how to respond to raise request" lolol
  • AMoonHawk

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    Sep 06, 2013 4:42 AM GMT
    a raise is a response to doing good work ... you don't give your boss any other response then thank you or it can become an ethical issue. Are you trying to brown nose your way to a promotion?
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    Sep 06, 2013 4:45 AM GMT
    How about a "thanks" and a handshake? It seems odd that you want to treat your boss for something that you earned.

    If I asked my boss to go to lunch, he would react like your's did.. Wonder if there's was some business you wanted to discuss.
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    Sep 06, 2013 4:52 AM GMT
    Damn, now I regret arranging the lunch date, now I look like a fool lol. I'm actually infamous among coworkers/friends/family for being too sparing with nice outward gestures, unless I thought I had a social obligation. And no, I'm nowhere near qualified for a promotion. In fact, I was under the impression that I was already being overpaid, actually.
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    Sep 06, 2013 4:53 AM GMT
    buy him an 8 ball of blow and a lap dance at a strip club
  • MikemikeMike

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    Sep 06, 2013 4:58 AM GMT
    after reading as many threads as I have you can see the fake onesicon_idea.gif Profile..No verification, no pic, stupid stories.

    The best answer was say thank-you and get back to work. If it was true.

    OP At you lunch let the boss pound your butt again. That might get you benefits tooicon_lol.gif
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    Sep 06, 2013 5:06 AM GMT
    ^^a fake thread for example might be "omg, black ppl are so hot" by a black guy using a "white" profile. What possible motivation do I have for this one lol. I never quite get why some of the "regulars" want to guilt everyone into getting verified and stuff.
  • TheBizMan

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    Sep 06, 2013 5:11 AM GMT
    gooddaytoday said^^a fake thread for example might be "omg, black ppl are so hot" by a black guy using a "white" profile. What possible motivation do I have for this one lol. I never quite get why some of the "regulars" want to guilt everyone into getting verified and stuff.

    *Sigh*

    Couldn't you think of a better example.

    And you wonder why those threads are always being made.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Sep 06, 2013 5:13 AM GMT
    TheBizMan said
    gooddaytoday said^^a fake thread for example might be "omg, black ppl are so hot" by a black guy using a "white" profile. What possible motivation do I have for this one lol. I never quite get why some of the "regulars" want to guilt everyone into getting verified and stuff.

    *Sigh*

    Couldn't you think of a better example.

    And you wonder why those threads are always being made.


    exactly my point. Op you just shot yourself in the foot/head.
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    Sep 06, 2013 5:25 AM GMT
    TheBizMan said
    gooddaytoday said^^a fake thread for example might be "omg, black ppl are so hot" by a black guy using a "white" profile. What possible motivation do I have for this one lol. I never quite get why some of the "regulars" want to guilt everyone into getting verified and stuff.

    *Sigh*

    Couldn't you think of a better example.

    And you wonder why those threads are always being made.


    hah sorry. I just saw a thread that was exactly that, so I was lazy. Another example is the older balding white guy posting about his experience with small Asian penis, (motivation: trying to keep certain races down to ensure access to younger meat, nothing new here). I don't know why the examples keep being race lol... must be late.
  • Fable

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    Sep 06, 2013 5:33 AM GMT
    somersault saidbuy him an 8 ball of blow and a lap dance at a strip club


    I want to be your friend.
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    Sep 06, 2013 5:59 AM GMT
    How to respond to a raise. . .

    BLOWJOBS FOR EVERYONE!!!

    YOU get a blow job! YOU get a blowjob! EVERYONE in the office gets a blowjob!!


    I think you should just do what most others said. Say "Thankyou" and keep up the good work. I don't think taking your boss out to lunch could hurt but, you did earn it. So Congrats! icon_biggrin.gif
  • fmrhugger

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    Sep 06, 2013 11:56 AM GMT
    Use the lunch to tell him about your plans for career advancement and seek his advice.
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    Sep 06, 2013 12:08 PM GMT
    somersault saidbuy him an 8 ball of blow and a lap dance at a strip club


    A total of three raises.. !!

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    Sep 06, 2013 12:17 PM GMT
    somersault saidbuy him an 8 ball of blow and a lap dance at a strip club
    Best. Advice. Ever.
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    Sep 06, 2013 12:58 PM GMT
    A "thank you... This is awesome!" Or something to that effect is best anything more and it could be perceived as wierd even though any experienced manger would realize that people show their appreciation in differnt ways. He may not let you pay for lunch, especially if your company has policies around that. So his question about if there was something you want to discuss is likely genuine. You could use the lunch to bullshit around or you could make it a mentoring lunch to ask about his career, your career, and best practices zzzzZZZZZ.
  • Latenight30

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    Sep 06, 2013 1:46 PM GMT
    You owe your boss nothing. You did your job, you got the raise. Keep doing the good work. And Congrats!
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    Sep 06, 2013 1:47 PM GMT
    Say thanks or just leave it alone?
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    Sep 06, 2013 1:53 PM GMT
    Share with him your plan to have his job in the next 24 months and wish him well in his future endeavors.

    or just suck his cock. that will teach him.
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    Sep 06, 2013 1:59 PM GMT
    Dallasfan824 saidShare with him your plan to have his job in the next 24 months and wish him well in his future endeavors.

    I actually made a joke once about wanting my boss' s job and he was delighted. It seemed he could not move up until someone took his place.
    I also got three raises within a short time with my present job. I deserved them too. The eggheads before me were destroying the company. I thanked the boss and told him I was motivated to do an even better job. That's about all I think is necessary.
  • mybud

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    Sep 06, 2013 2:08 PM GMT
    Put a thank you card in his mailbox.Write a simple acknowledgement of the raise.
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    Sep 06, 2013 10:13 PM GMT
    I'd say keep it simple. Say something in gratitude like "thank you, that means a lot." Other than that, constantly remind them why they decided to give you a raise by keeping up the good work. Anyways, congrats!
  • BmwKid92

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    Sep 06, 2013 10:16 PM GMT
    somersault saidbuy him an 8 ball of blow and a lap dance at a strip club


    listen to this guy!!! BRILLIANT
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    Sep 07, 2013 1:44 AM GMT
    fmrhugger saidUse the lunch to tell him about your plans for career advancement and seek his advice.

    This. As others have said, you owe your boss nothing. However you already invited him for lunch. Turn it into a discussion about your career advancement in your field and ask for his opinion/advice.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Sep 07, 2013 5:15 PM GMT
    Toscar said
    fmrhugger saidUse the lunch to tell him about your plans for career advancement and seek his advice.

    This. As others have said, you owe your boss nothing. However you already invited him for lunch. Turn it into a discussion about your career advancement in your field and ask for his opinion/advice.


    yeah and you your case swallowicon_lol.gificon_lol.gif