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If You Want A Raise, Just Make A Joke And Ask For A Million Dollars!

 

Want a raise? Well apparently one of the best ways to ask is to make a joke, and then ask for an INSANE amount of money.

It has to do with a technique called “anchoring,” where you start with a higher number than you actually expect to get.

The reason it works is because if you throw out a  crazy high number, that number that you’re hoping to get doesn’t seem so high anymore.

Plus it’s a good ice-breaker.  So it also works if you’re negotiating your salary in a job interview.

A study in 2011 had a bunch of people interview for the same job that paid just over $30,000.  When people joked that they wanted a HUNDRED THOUSAND, the average offer they got was $35,385.

When they DIDN’T, the average offer they got was about $3,000 less. That’s almost 10% which is huge!

So when you’re asking for that raise, just be honest and say that you want a million dollars right then, and your boss will probably give you a higher raise!

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