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Carmen faced a crossroads in her nursing career. She could stay in the comfortable position she had worked for the past 10 years or accept an exciting, new job offer with more complicated responsibilities.
The one catch is her boss had not indicated there would be a raise with the new position. However, Carmen is friends with Jeff, another nurse who worked in the exact new job she was considering. But she couldn’t imagine that he was working for the salary she was being offered.
She thought she deserved a raise if she accepted the new position. She felt awkward asking Jeff about his salary, but didn’t know how else she would know how much money to ask for. She also felt awkward about asking for more money, period. What should she do?