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7/10    Does anyone have a good stock letter for how to ask for more money?
        My boss wants me to write him a letter saying "I'm the shit!" so
        that he can take it to management...
        \_ To Whom It May Concern:
                I'm the shit, so pony up the cash.

                Sincerely,

                J. Loser
                \_ "Click click, gimme yo shit" worked for me.  -John
        \_ Generally, this is a list of your fantastic accomplishments that
           would justify your new salary as compared to the market and the
           fantastic job market for qualified candidates right now.  You
           should ask your boss if this is the concept he's looking for.
           He'll explain if he isn't an asshole.
           \_ Addendum: why isn't your boss supporting you on this?  Why
              can't your boss write this letter?  He should know what your
              accomplishments are and be able to make the case for your
              increased salary if he felt you really earned one.  It sounds
              like your boss doesn't support you or really give a shit and
              doesn't want you to get any more and is using this letter to
              the higher ups thing as a scam to cover his ass with you for
              later so he can say, "sorry jonny but the higher ups didn't
              think your letter was enough".  If I'm right you need a new
              job or at least a new boss.
              \_ If the letter is required by the higher ups, the boss
                 may not feel like writing it himself.  It makes more sense
                 to have the guy asking for the raise towrite the letter and
                 the boss to look it over, make sure it looks reasonable,
                 and pass it on above.  This shit happens all the time, haven't
                 you ever written your own recomendation letters and had a boss
                 or coworker sign them?