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'You need to be more persistent. Now, get out of here and keep coming back until you've worn me down.'
"We've decided not to pay you anymore, but we are prepared to offer you 10% more meaingless platitudes about how valuable you are to the firm!"
"It's a book about how to ask for a raise, '50 shades of Pay'."
'We can't afford to turn up the heating, so I'm just going to tell you that MPs are demanding a pay rise...'
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'In the computer simulation he said he admired my candor and gave me a raise.'
'If I compliment you on your work, promise you won't ask for a rise.'
'I hope you haven't come to ask for a rise, Wilkins.'
'Regarding where you stand for a payrise - you don't.'
"The truth is, you couldn't have asked for a raise at a worse time!"
"Why yes, there was an extra five thousand dollars in my pay check last week...er...I thought it was a raise."
'Any chance of doubling my salary?'
Sorry Hapgood, a rise is out of the question. How about a loan?
"Are you the same Harry Smith who came in here in 1983 asking for a rise?"
"No, I didn't get a rise. He gave me another plaque."
"Johnson suggests the same thing every month...that we give him more money."
'Yes. no, buzz off!'
'We're moving to a higher tax bracket!'
'If your wife thinks you deserve a raise, Yomp, let her come in and ask for it- I'm not afraid of her!'
Computer causes a strike.
'Let go Beasley, or the raise is off!'
'Still mad about not getting the raise?'
'If a raise is what you want, Halverson, a raise is what you get!'
'The trouble makers are demanding another halfpenny a week!'
That was your rise, sir.