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How and when to ask for a raise

Posted at 9:16 AM, Jul 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-07 11:15:54-04

If the thought of asking for a raise makes you want to scrub the floors, update your resume or spend quality time at the dentist's office, you're not alone.

While 89 percent of U.S. workers surveyed by staffing firm Robert Half believe they deserve a raise , just over half (54 percent) plan to ask for one this year. Instead of making the case for a pay bump, many workers would rather clean the house (32 percent), look for a new job (13 percent), get a root canal (7 percent) or be audited by the Internal Revenue Service (6 percent).

Expert Billie Watkins shared advice on how to ask for more money and when is the best time to approach your boss.