How To Boost Your Salary – Without Asking!

I know the title may sound like a misnomer, but there is a way you can get a raise without asking your boss, talking to HR, or really doing anything - it is taking all the vacation days you're entitled to. The average American worker leaves almost 7 days of vacation unused each year.  Not only could that go to waste (some companies don't allow you to carry vacation over), but you are not taking advantage of a huge part of your total compensation.   Vacation is Compensation If you are an employee, vacation is factored into your compensation plan.  If you don't take all of your vacation, you are basically leaving money on the table.  Let's break it down.  I assume that you get two weeks of vacation total, but I will run three scenarios … [Read more...]