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What to Do When Your Less Qualified Coworker Makes More Money Than You

Don't Freak Out After Discovering a Coworker Brings Home a Bigger Paycheck

Be Ready With Alternatives to Salary

As much as your boss might want to give you a raise, it may not be in the budget to do so. So be prepared with a list of other workplace perks that would make you happy in lieu of cold hard cash.

You can ask to take classes (on the company’s tab) that can help advance your education. Or you might want to ask for a flexible schedule that will allow you to work at home part-time. Not having to commute into the office every day will not only save you time and money, but can also give you greater work-life balance. And that, as they say, is priceless.

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