Promotions and Raises
Promotions and raises are advances in career status and earnings that most people shoot for when they have been in a position for a while. Not all jobs provide for a high level of access to promotions or merit raises, but raises related to cost of living tend to be commonplace. For some individuals, access to and success at obtaining promotions and raises can define career success. The chances of obtaining promotions and raises are influenced by such factors as availability, an individual worker’s commitment to skill development, on the job behavior and even workplace dynamics. Ideally, promotions and raises are given to those who earn and deserve them, but this is not always the case.