Have you ever asked for a pay rise? MoneySaving Poll Results

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The gender pay gap is in the news again. Normally in the consumer world if you’re unhappy with something, you should politely complain. We wanted to test whether this applies in the world of work too.

Have you ever asked for a pay rise (disregarding any company-wide annual rises)? Please select the CLOSEST option to your situation.

Results

I'm male (1746 votes)
Yes – often and it usually works106 votes (6%)
Yes – and it has worked663 votes (38%)
Yes – but never got one271 votes (16%)
No – I’m too nervous/wouldn’t know how219 votes (13%)
No – it just feels rude to do it98 votes (6%)
No – I feel my pay’s adequate/too high94 votes (5%)
No – the firm is quite clear it won’t do it165 votes (9%)
No – another reason109 votes (6%)
Not applicable – always been self-employed/in education/never worked21 votes (1%)
I'm female (2145 votes)
Yes – often and it usually works51 votes (2%)
Yes – and it has worked644 votes (30%)
Yes – but never got one508 votes (24%)
No – I’m too nervous/wouldn’t know how414 votes (19%)
No – it just feels rude to do it135 votes (6%)
No – I feel my pay’s adequate/too high62 votes (3%)
No – the firm is quite clear it won’t do it184 votes (9%)
No – another reason125 votes (6%)
Not applicable – always been self-employed/in education/never worked22 votes (1%)
I’m agender/don’t wish to disclose my gender (32 votes)
Yes – often and it usually works0 votes (0%)
Yes – and it has worked5 votes (16%)
Yes – but never got one5 votes (16%)
No – I’m too nervous/wouldn’t know how7 votes (22%)
No – it just feels rude to do it0 votes (0%)
No – I feel my pay’s adequate/too high2 votes (6%)
No – the firm is quite clear it won’t do it2 votes (6%)
No – another reason5 votes (16%)
Not applicable – always been self-employed/in education/never worked6 votes (19%)

                   3,923 votes received.

We try to use technology to limit voting to one per person. Occasionally, this may erroneously block a few people's votes (eg, from shared offices). Apologies for that.