Report: Women still aren’t asking for raises, even though the pandemic hit them hard

Asking for a raise is hard enough even in the best of times. But when you’re afraid you’ll lose your job, it’s even harder. Since the pandemic had a disproportionate impact on women and record numbers actually lost jobs over the past year, it’s not surprising that a new survey found that they’re less likely to ask for more money.

Glassdoor partnered with the Harris Poll to ask nearly 1,500 employed U.S. adults about pay raises, bonuses, and/or cost-of-living increases in the next 12 months. Sixty-five percent said they didn’t ask for a raise during the pandemic but of those, nearly three-quarters (73%) of women didn’t ask for a raise as compared to just 58% of men. That’s despite the fact that a quarter of U.S. workers took a pay cut over the last year.

That said, more than half (54%) are going to take a deep breath and make the pitch to get more money this year.


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