Bob_Costas

Member Since 04/24/2017

  • Bob_Costas 5 years ago on I Asked My Boss For A Raise And Got Absolutely Shut Down

    You probably don’t want advice, and I didn’t hear the whole conversation, but if what you wrote was basically the extent of the conversation than you didn’t do enough to warrant a raise

    When asking for a raise successfully you need to do six things:

    1. Lay out all of your responsibilities when hired and compare them to the work you are currently doing.

    2. Explain how your current work is adding value to the company with metrics and examples to back it up.

    3. Present a full explanation of your compensation along with research to show how you are under compensated according to market standard

    4. Present a plan of the way in which you will continue to increase value to the company once a raise is given.

    5. Provide all of this information in a written proposal along with the compensation you would like to receive.

    6. Allow your management time to review your proposal and schedule time to discuss at a later date. Most compensation increases need to approved at multiple levels so this gives your manager time to do this.

    At the next meeting, if your manager declines your request then you should ask (like you did) suggestions on what needs to be done to warrant a raise. If they can’t provide any then it’s time to start looking at other opportunities in the market.

    Good luck!

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  • Bob_Costas 5 years ago on The Days Between Christmas And NYE Are A Sluggish Nightmare

    Wow, you must really hate your family or love your job if you are itching to get back to work this week.

    If someone wants to donate some PTO I’ll happily spend the next week hanging with my fam, drinking booze out of their liquor cabinets, and binge watching Netflix.

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  • Bob_Costas 5 years ago on I’m Going To Lose This Weight: The End Of The (Weekly) Road

    Good luck going forward. Tbh it’s probably not a bad idea to stop talking about it publicly.

    There’s this theory that publicly announcing your goals actual makes you less likely to accomplish them. Reason being that once you announce the goal itself, you already receive the social satisfaction of completing the goal without actually doing anything. I found that to be true for me anyway (quitting smoking, losing weight, passing exams, etc).

    Just a thought!

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  • Bob_Costas 5 years ago on Pour One Out For America's Most Boring Couple

    Alright, how many of these bachelor couples have actually stayed together.

    I’d rather see a show we’re they put on like 20 hot couples that are about to get a divorce and just see the sparks fly. Whoever can stay together long enough wins.

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  • Bob_Costas 5 years ago on The 7 People To Actively Avoid At Any Party

    Also, the person who despite being 28 and in sales still doesn’t seem to know how to make small talk so you end up just asking them questions for 23 minutes until take another shot guy frees you up from the worthless conversation

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  • Bob_Costas 5 years ago on I Stopped Drinking Alcohol And Now I Have No Friends

    Shouts to you for doing this challenge.

    As a former fat guy that lost about 100 lbs 5 years ago, and kept it off, people that are dieting like this need to realize that 28 days of eating like a professional fitness model isn’t really the way to develop reasonable habits.

    I’ve generally found that if the diet itself costs money to participate in, then it’s probably not worth it or not a realistic lifestyle change.

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  • Bob_Costas 5 years ago on The Caesar Salad Is Class In A Bowl

    Oh my friend, if you don’t know the joy of a blue cheese wedge salad before a 26 oz porterhouse you haven’t lived.

    Or haven’t been out with a company credit card…

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  • Bob_Costas 5 years ago on I Can't Golf With Randos

    This weekend: “How many in your group”

    Me: “3, at 9:20”

    Starter: “Okay, we may have another gentleman to put you with.”

    Me: “Yeah, I would really prefer if you did not”

    Starter: “Well I guess there is a twosome behind you”

    Me: “Terrific”

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  • Bob_Costas 5 years ago on The Best Man Blog: Rolling Deep

    26 here. Disappointed to see that the herd starts to thin out in a year or two.

    Already to starting to see it. Can’t nail down anyone for something spontaneous anymore

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