Ugh, asking for more money at work is a nightmare isn't it? It's cringe-inducing, sure to fill you with self-doubt and probably the last thing you want to be doing.
The stats back us up. A study from last year found that over half of women have never negotiated their salary, compared to one in four men. And while it's unfair that the system appears to be rigged in favour of those more confident individuals who are ballsy enough to ask (which comes much more naturally to some of us than others), it's unfortunately the nature of the game.
To help you get ahead, we asked seven managers what they're looking for when their employees come to them asking for more money. Also, what are they not looking for?
Read on to get the best advice.