Cash-strapped workers would rather change their lifestyle than face an uncomfortable conversation with their boss to ask for a pay rise.
A study of 2000 employees found they feel awkward, nervous and anxious about asking for more money from their employer.
As a result, many would prefer to simply cut back on eating out, ditch treats and even sell their belongings than try to increase their income.
Others would shy away from asking for a pay raise by cutting their hair rather than going to a hairdresser, downgrade their car and rent out a room in their home.
44 percent have stepped up to ask for a salary increase at some point in their career, and 30 percent didn’t get one.
As a result, people are adjusting their lifestyles which includes cancelling subscriptions and even using less toilet paper!
Top 30 things workers would rather do than ask for a pay raise!
- Avoid eating out
- Avoid takeaways
- Do DIY jobs myself rather than pay a professional
- Cut back on treats e.g. chocolate
- Buy No Name brand items rather than named brands
- Wear layers around the home rather than put the heating on
- Eat leftovers
- Use my car less e.g. walk or cycle instead
- Spend less on birthdays/anniversaries
- Sleep in layers rather than put the heating on
- Work from home more to save money on the commute
- Avoid buying takeaway coffee
- Cook in bulk
- Sell personal belongings e.g. on Facebook Marketplace
- Cancel subscriptions e.g. Netflix, Spotify etc.
- Put fewer clothes washes on
- Buy clothes from charity shops rather than new
- Cut my hair rather than pay a hairdresser
- Avoid using the dishwasher
- Pay in cash rather than my card to easily budget
- Cancel my gym membership
- Grow my fruit and veg
- Only heat one room of my home
- Wash my hair less frequently
- Only use one pump of soap
- Feed my pet leftover human food rather than buy them separate food
- Upcycle clothes rather than buying new
- Use less toilet roll
- Take fewer showers
- Use old towels instead of kitchen roll