By Anonymous - 06/12/2014 18:23 - United States

Today, I asked my boss for a raise. I pointed out that due to a technicality, if he hired someone to replace me, he'd have to pay them more anyway. He said he'd gladly pay more for "someone who knows his god-damn place" and made it clear I'll be jobless very soon. FML
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Well putting it that way probably wasn't the best plan. Maybe you should've highlighted your worth to the company rather than whatever the hell you said.

Why would you point out that he'd have to pay more anyway if he hired someone else? You're pretty much arrogantly demanding for a raise because that's his only option anyway, not asking. Next time you ask for a raise, back it up by pointing out how your previous and current contributions to the company have made you a valuable asset to the company.

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Stop cow you're drunk.

well you're a fucking asshole....

What the fuck did I just read?

You can get fired for stepping out of line

Was taking about #1's comment but thanks anyways.

Yikes...maybe you're not meant for that job. Best of luck, OP.

Sounds like a dick.

Who the boss or OP?

#9 - I'm gonna go with the boss

OP your boss sounds like a cancerous homosexual

The poster said to his boss "you might as well give me a raise because anyone else you hire will get paid more anyway". This basically gave a golden ticket to the boss to fire him.

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Dick boss is a dick?

#11 Yeah, dick boss is dick.

That is one of the stupidest and most redundant statements I've ever heard...

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If OP is in an employment at will state, there's not much he can sue for.

#28 that's not necessarily true. at-will does mean OP can be terminated for any reason or no reason at all but even with at-will employment if you're terminated without just cause you can sue for unemployment and win

#36 - Your two statements contradict each other. "Can be terminated for no reason at all" means that they don't have to have a valid reason to fire you. If the boss is simply displeased with you, they can fire you.

Maybe he isn't pleased with your performance..or just doesn't like you..

your boss sounds like a prick

It'll give you a chance to find another job with a good boss! I know it's very crappy now but it'll probably end up being a blessing in disguise

That may be true, but this is the absolute worst time of year to be worried about being fired/looking for a new job. OP should have waited til the new year to ask for a raise, because end-of-year bookkeeping and "house cleaning" makes things more stressful for management. Ill timed for sure and unfortunately timing is everything... Sorry OP!

Well putting it that way probably wasn't the best plan. Maybe you should've highlighted your worth to the company rather than whatever the hell you said.

I was hoping I couldn't be the only other person who thought that!

Your boss sounds like a douche. You might not see it now, but you're probably better off not working for him .