How to ask for a pay rise in a recession

Office workers at Raffles Place on Aug 31, 2020.
Office workers at Raffles Place on Aug 31, 2020.PHOTO: ST FILE

When negotiating a raise, timing matters. Typically, it's best to ask before annual budgets are locked and to steer clear of Monday mornings when the boss may be cranky.

But in a pandemic-led recession? It's awkward, for sure, but it's not an impossible task.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 06, 2020, with the headline 'How to ask for a pay rise in a recession'. Print Edition | Subscribe