Should you ask for a salary increase during economic troubles?

The short answer – yes!

Well, first you should try to vet just how important are you to your company’s organization.  I came across this article today in Forbes  that helps career-oriented individuals to better understand what their true value is in the workplace, even in this economy.

This also brings up some issues regarding company’s training [or not] in the workplace environment.  I have often wondered why some institutions [think your top consulting firms] train every entrant; while many places have expectations that each new employee will automatically understand the flow and expectation of their now new employer.

If this article rings true to you — then look to join de la Femme’s next event on Salary Negotiations which is to be held at Nutter, McClennen, and Fish, LLP on October 2, 2012.