Study Shows About Half of Workers Feel Confident in Asking For a Raise

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Asking your boss for a raise is creating anxiety among workers.  Paul McDonald with the professional staffing firm Robert Half said only 49-percent of workers today feel confident in asking for a raise. The survey also showed that employees would rather clean their house, look for a new job, get a root canal or be audited by the IRS instead of asking their boss for a raise.  While Robert Half did not specifically look at what job sectors had the highest yearly pay increases, California residents getting jobs in the health care and financial services industries are offered high starting salaries.