In this video of the English Conversation Topics series, I take you through an English conversation for asking an employer about a pay rise.
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Video Transcript: English conversation topics: Asking for a pay-rate increase
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Asking for a pay-rate increase
A: Hello Ms. Sara. Do you have a few minutes to talk?
B: Hello John. Yes I have a few minutes to talk. What’s on your mind?
A: I would like to discuss an increase to my hourly rate of pay.
B: Okay, let’s talk about it. What are you thinking?
A: I have been working for you for a long time, my work is always high quality and I work very quickly.
B: I agree with all of those things.
A: I would like to suggest a pay increase to keep my hourly rate consistent with the market rate for my services.
B: What do you suggest the rate should be?
A: I thought an extra $1 per hour would be a fair increase.
B: Your work has been exceptional thus far and you produce work very quickly. Will I still receive excellent value at the higher price?
A: I certainly assure you that you will still receive excellent value for money.
B: I am certain that I will too. I accept your proposed new rate of pay.
A: Thank you very much Ms. Sara.
B: You’re welcome John. I will adjust your rate in your contract so you can start billing at your new rate. I look forward to continuing to work with you in the future.
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