Have you ever asked for a pay rise?

Have you ever asked for a pay rise?

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 works 106 votes (6%)
Yes – and it has worked 663 votes (38%)
Yes – but never got one 271 votes (16%)
No – I’m too nervous/wouldn’t know how 219 votes (13%)
No – it just feels rude to do it 98 votes (6%)
No – I feel my pay’s adequate/too high 94 votes (5%)
No – the firm is quite clear it won’t do it 165 votes (9%)
No – another reason 109 votes (6%)
Not applicable – always been self-employed/in education/never worked 21 votes (1%)
I'm female (2145 votes)
Yes – often and it usually works 51 votes (2%)
Yes – and it has worked 644 votes (30%)
Yes – but never got one 508 votes (24%)
No – I’m too nervous/wouldn’t know how 414 votes (19%)
No – it just feels rude to do it 135 votes (6%)
No – I feel my pay’s adequate/too high 62 votes (3%)
No – the firm is quite clear it won’t do it 184 votes (9%)
No – another reason 125 votes (6%)
Not applicable – always been self-employed/in education/never worked 22 votes (1%)
I’m agender/don’t wish to disclose my gender (32 votes)
Yes – often and it usually works 0 votes (0%)
Yes – and it has worked 5 votes (16%)
Yes – but never got one 5 votes (16%)
No – I’m too nervous/wouldn’t know how 7 votes (22%)
No – it just feels rude to do it 0 votes (0%)
No – I feel my pay’s adequate/too high 2 votes (6%)
No – the firm is quite clear it won’t do it 2 votes (6%)
No – another reason 5 votes (16%)
Not applicable – always been self-employed/in education/never worked 6 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.