If you're going to ask for a pay rise, do it now

If you're going to ask for a pay rise, do it now
Those unlucky enough to have still not had a pay rise will be feeling the pinch. (Image: Getty)
Frances Cook
If you’ve been waiting for the perfect moment to ask for a pay rise, the time is now. Conditions are perfect, but they may not last.The latest unemployment figures show it’s tough to find good people, with a staggeringly low 3.2% unemployment rate for the March quarter.Job ads are up too, with Seek recording a 3% increase in national listings over the month of April. It bucks the usual trend for this time of year when employers often hit pause over the Easter and Anzac breaks.Wages are edging up in response, as employers scramble to...

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