Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella says women don’t need to ask for a raise. They should just trust the system – one that, in technology companies, is overwhelmingly male.
Nadella spoke at an event for women in computing held in Phoenix this week. He was asked to give his advice to women who are uncomfortable requesting a raise.
“It’s not really about asking for the raise, but knowing and having faith that the system will actually give you the right raises as you go along,” he answered. Not asking for a raise, he added, is “good karma” that would help a boss realise that the employee could be trusted and should have more responsibility.
Un-believable that a major corporate CEO could be that dense. Â Of course you ask for a raise! Â And when you don’t get it, and you feel you are undervalued in the market, you change companies.
What sort of slave-mentality is it to sit there quietly and hope you’ll get noticed?