Refusal of Employee Request for Early Raise

You may want to keep this Refusal of Employee Request for Early Raise sample letter on hand specifically for those ambitious employees that may 

jump the gun on getting paid a bit more.

They've been putting in long, arduous hours, much appreciated overtime, and their overall performance is simply top-notch.  And they know it!

Now, they want to cash in on that hardwork...literally!

Problem is, the budget won't allow for any changes in pay for at least another 4 months.

You will want to commend your worker-bee but explain to them clearly that a raise isn't possile at the moment.

Let them know that you appreciate their work ethic and encourage their ambitious spirit, but inform them that it is too early to request a raise.

A nice closer idea, encourage your enthusiastic employee to continue the hard work and ask again for a raise in a few months.


Dear ___________,

Although the company appreciates all that you have pointed out in your letter, we do not believe a raise is in order at this time. 

It is the custom of Chambers & Associates to review all employee benefits and compensation in July, at the end of the fiscal year.

Certainly, at that time you will be considered for a salary increase, providing the production figures for your division are significantly increased.


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