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Do you ever feel guilty asking for money? I have an outside offer from a competing firm, but for some reason I feel bad coming to my current firm to ask for more compensation. How do you break this mindset?

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Corporation's goal is to make money for shareholders. The company is not a single person that you're requesting the match to. Companies will pay you what they believe you're worth and what they can afford. If money is the factor that needs to change in order for you to stay, then the company need to match your needs if they want to keep you.

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Here is my guilt eraser: someone else is LITERALLY willing to pay you that amount of money. Right now. Do you feel guilty about the competing firm’s valuation of you? No. So don’t conjure that feeling with respect to your current firm

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The guilt gets offset by the shock that someone else has asked, and is now being paid higher for doing the same task as you

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