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'...then I said, 'give me a raise, or I quit'.'
"Apropos your request for a salary increase, we're going to have you appraised."
'I didn't get the salary increase, but I've been moved one parking space closer to the entrance.'
'There's no increase in salary, but once a month you will get a whack at the company pinata.'
'How did the staff take the news that you gave yourself another raise?'
'I really wish you hadn't seen this Ms. York.'
"It's just a suggestion, but in the future I'd wait until that black cloud over your head goes away before asking for a raise."
It had taken nine months, but Jim was finally ready to go back into his boss's office and claim his raise.
"For the first year, you get a cost-of-living raise every three months. Then, you hit the donut hole."
'...and then he talked about climate change saying I will get my raise when hell freezes over.'
"Admit it Johnson, isn't a pat on the back more intrinsically rewarding than a salary rise?"
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"I can live on my salary. Why can't you?"
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"I'm glad you like your starting salary, Bradford. You'll be getting it for a long, long time."
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"Who gave you permission to ask for a raise?"
"We demand an extra 12%."
"You're the first in the company to get a raise!"
"That's right. An increase in your title!"
"The company nurse sent over Henderson because he has a pay raise deficiency."
"Don't even bother asking for a raise. He'll just tell you to go to Hell."
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"Have the section on how to get a raise removed from the employee handbook!"
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"Does the job hold many challenges?"
"Guess how long it's been since I've had a salary increase."
'We won't give you a raise, but you can put this on your desk.'
"Er, Mr Trubshaw...would your digestive system stand up to a request for a salary increase?"
"I know you think this sort of thing is nonsense sir, and I hate to prove you wrong. But according to my crystal ball, you're not going to give me the raise I'm about to ask for."