By corey - 28/02/2012 03:41 - United States

Today, I went to ask my boss for a raise. He laughed at me and said, "That's hilarious because I was going to ask you if you could take a pay cut!" FML
I agree, your life sucks 30 249
You deserved it 2 329

Same thing different taste

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Meet in the middle and stay at the same pay rate while you start looking for another job. Also harsh.


Looks like there's some miscommunication at the office

Cheat on your partner with him 3 times. That should change his mind.

Just don't tell your partner until after you've been married for three months.

Meet in the middle and stay at the same pay rate while you start looking for another job. Also harsh.

Hmmm then i would have first asked how much of a paycut it would be before saying how much i'd like my raise to be.. So i could meet up in the middle and still get a raise..

SaMmIMonster96 6

I'm sorry op. Maybe you could try to find another job?

CaliGali 9

At least op has a job...a lot of people don't with this bad economy... Be thankful op

My god...we get it already. Bad economy. Loud and clear.

Tell that to the unemployed people who are struggling. Rich prick.

maronofhearts 19

Yeah just pick one of those other jobs out there you know the hundreds of jobs waiting for you. Nevermind any benefits you might lose or pay could drop. Just quit and find a new job because something moderately bad almost happened

#27: Everyone deserves what you have worked so hard for!

Yeah, I mean, the boss was losing money and could have solved it by firing people, or letting people stay and take a pay cut. Look at it with my positive eyes and be happy, haha

GVirdi 11

My point was not about getting laid. It was about leveraging yourself into getting a raise. Obviously, the world around OP isn't fair. My suggestion might end up being a win-win for everybody.

LunaDragon 10
LunaDragon 10

I'm surprised that no one has gotten the 'Blondie' comic strip reference, you know Dagwood's Boss, Mr. Dithers.

Ummm... For some reason, fml changed my emoji into question marks, so replace that with a :)

Hahaha mad props to your boss that's funny

ninjuh_wingman 29

Why not have both? He can raise your pay and then cut it. You'd have the same pay but at least you got your raise.

You hear that? That was the sound of my mind being blown. I tip my hat to you, sir.

KevLar33 4

You would lose money that way smart guy. If you got a raise of let's say 2% then took a cut at 2% you'd end up losing money not pulling even. Do the math and tell me I'm wrong.

47 - You're wrong. Disclaimer: You didn't say I couldn't lie.

@47: When did he say to cut the pay at the same rate it was raised?

cyK0tek 0

Want to take a pay cut? Too bad! You're takin' it or you're fired! :[