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

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Pay is big news, with many bigger companies having to report their gender pay gap.

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 (3133 votes)
Yes – often and it usually works131 votes (4%)
Yes – and it has worked1053 votes (34%)
Yes – but never got one529 votes (17%)
No – I’m too nervous / wouldn’t know how406 votes (13%)
No – it just feels rude to do it227 votes (7%)
No – I feel my pay’s adequate / too high181 votes (6%)
No – the firm is quite clear it won’t do it343 votes (11%)
No – another reason199 votes (6%)
Not applicable – always been self-employed / in education / never worked64 votes (2%)
I'm female (2949 votes)
Yes – often and it usually works66 votes (2%)
Yes – and it has worked844 votes (29%)
Yes – but never got one605 votes (21%)
No – I’m too nervous / wouldn’t know how571 votes (19%)
No – it just feels rude to do it221 votes (7%)
No – I feel my pay’s adequate / too high80 votes (3%)
No – the firm is quite clear it won’t do it333 votes (11%)
No – another reason187 votes (6%)
Not applicable – always been self-employed / in education / never worked42 votes (1%)
I’m agender / don’t wish to disclose my gender (70 votes)
Yes – often and it usually works6 votes (9%)
Yes – and it has worked6 votes (9%)
Yes – but never got one10 votes (14%)
No – I’m too nervous / wouldn’t know how8 votes (11%)
No – it just feels rude to do it6 votes (9%)
No – I feel my pay’s adequate / too high1 votes (1%)
No – the firm is quite clear it won’t do it4 votes (6%)
No – another reason8 votes (11%)
Not applicable – always been self-employed / in education / never worked21 votes (30%)

                   6,152 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.