have you ever had to ask for a Raise before? After working for the same company for 7 years now... I had to finally ask for a Raise for the very first time. Although I've gotten raises in the past, I've never had to ask for one.... unfortunately what with the Economy being as crappy as its been, I havent gotten a raise in about 2 almost 3 years. I put in my request today for a Raise, hopefully it works out good for me and I get it. But it definitely proved to be a hard task to muster up my confidence, pride, and all the other stuff that wads up in your throat when you need to ask for help. So what about you? Ever had any experiences with asking for a raise?