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OUR ADVICE FOR NAVIGATING THROUGH OFFICE POLITICS:
  A:  Approach her in private to talk about your differi ...        31%
  B:  Drop a hint with your boss that you found her diff ...        20%
  C:  Keep quiet and don't say a word.        24%
  D:  Talk it over with my co-workers in the lunch room.        25%
Total Votes: 1011

Dear Anyone,

I recently went into my manager's office and demanded a raise. Two weeks later, I got it. I deserved it, but of course, I feel indebted to my manager. She really went to bat for me with upper management. So, do I need to do something to show my gratitude, or is that unnecessary?

Sitting Pretty in Vermont

WHAT'S YOUR ADVICE?

Vote for Option A   
A:  Write your manager a thank you letter. It doesn't hurt to have your gratitude "on file," does it?
Vote for Option B   
B:  Just take her to lunch. Quick, cheap and painless.
Vote for Option C   
C:  You need to make a significant gesture. Buy her a pair of theatre tickets or a fancy bottle of wine.
Vote for Option D   
D:  Don't do anything. You did the work to get the raise, not your manager.

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