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Would you leave your job because you feel incompetent?

2024 June 05 | by Arduino Mancini Salary raise - Training and development

Dear Minister, I was informed that you appointed me as director of the Ministry of Public Works. I thank you for the honour you have given me, but I do not have the technical knowledge necessary for a director of Public Works and I could not, without public damage and reproach of my conscience, take […]

Hard task, like grasping a frying pan without handles!

How to ask for a salary raise?

2022 April 26 | by Arduino Mancini Negotiation - Salary raise

What you see in the cartoon strip is a situation I experienced when I was working as a sales manager. Periodically I was challenged by a salesman who, despite his rather questionable performance, kept asking for salary raises. Want to know if he ended up accepting the challenge? No, he didn’t; and he stopped bothering […]

Does seniority come before competence?

What strategy to get a salary raise?

2022 March 02 | by Arduino Mancini Salary raise

I have reported in the cartoon a conversation I had recently with a person who asked me for advice on the strategy to follow to get a pay rise. Do you agree with this strategy? Do seniority and a prolonged lack of pay rises come first, or do competence and responsibility? What do you think? […]

Good question, isn't it?

Would you be happier if you were richer?

2022 January 26 | by Arduino Mancini Resilience - Salary raise

Before making some thoughts on the topic, I want to present you with the results of two studies that are particularly significant. The first one. In 1978, social psychologist Philip Brickman conducted a study aimed at understanding whether people who had won large amounts of money in the lottery actually felt happier than in the […]

Five uncomfortable questions for you! Plus one...

If you were to run for your current job, would you get it?

2021 November 24 | by Arduino Mancini Salary raise - Survival Tactics

Working with companies as a business coach, I often notice a lack of awareness in people regarding some key issues: the scope of the role they manage and their responsibilities; the value they add to the performance of the organization; the need to update and develop their knowledge and make it available to the company. […]

An extremely dangerous strategy...

Is it worth getting a salary raise by bluffing?

2021 November 03 | by Arduino Mancini Salary raise - Survival Tactics

I’ve recently collected several stories that sound like the one I’m going to share with you today. The employee is commonly 30 to 40 years old and has a good position in the company. Usually, the people concerned have a technical or commercial profile and are in that grey area where salaries, even when in […]