5 Things Kindergarten Teaches You About Asking for a Raise

Grade School Salary Negotiation Lessons You Didn't Even Know You Learned

Back to School, Back to Basics

Most kids are either already back at school or starting up again in the next week. My oldest is starting the first grade, and as we say goodbye to summer and hello to a new school year, I’ve been realizing the lessons he learned last year in kindergarten apply directly to the world of salary negotiation.

Sounds crazy, right? But if you really stop and think about it, it’s a lot of basic lessons and common sense. The old saying “all I really need to know I learned in kindergarten” applies to the world of work in many ways, and if you’re looking to get a raise this year it’s worth harkening back to your grade school days for some reminders of how to do things properly.