How to Lobby for a Bonus By Touting Your Hard Work  
11/15/2007 3:53:17 AM

By Jaclyne Badal (WSJ) -- Every autumn, managers nationwide decide whom to reward with merit raises and bonuses, and what it will take for employees to earn pay increases in the coming year. This means employees need to start lobbying managers now. Remind the boss of this year's accomplishments, and emphasize all the ways you've "exceeded expectations," to use performance-evaluation lingo. Just as important, make time to understand -- and maybe try to shape -- your boss's expectations for next year. Read full article below.