News flash: If you are waiting around for your boss to up your salary 50-70% because she/he thinks you deserve it, think again. Take your life and career into your own hands and learn how to negotiate! Too freaked out to have the initial conversation? Confused on what to say? Check this piece I wrote for www.totaljobs.com. Bottom line- don't be a part of the 42% who never negotiate (source: salary.com). Ask and you shall receive. And if you don't, know your self worth + be certain you will get something else that will meet your career criteria.