How to Celebrate Your Recent Pay Rise

You’ve just learned that your boss is going to be increasing your wages to reflect the amount of time and effort you put into your job – and you’re looking to celebrate.

Whether a pay rise comes as part of a promotion, or as a reward for a job well done, it’s always going to be worth celebrating. However, you might not want to throw a party just so you can tell everyone that you’re now earning extra money.

If you’ve earned yourself some extra cash lately and you’re not sure how to go about celebrating it, I've got some advice that could help you move in the right direction. Here’s what you need to know about celebrating raises, bonuses, and more. This is an ad.

Be Respectful


The first thing you need to do when you’re celebrating an increase in your wage is to make sure that you’re discrete. Don’t go rushing to your coworkers to tell them how much more you’re going to be earning than them. Just because you’re getting a bump in your income doesn’t mean that they are, and this can lead to some tension between team members if you’re not careful.

Don’t make a big fuss about receiving the extra money to the people that you’re working with. Even offering to buy everyone a drink can seem a little big-headed and boastful if you’re not careful. Wait for your colleagues to come to you and congratulate you, then you can ask them if they want to celebrate with you later. 

Don’t Share It On Social

Just like you shouldn’t start shouting about your raise in the office, it’s probably best to avoid mentioning it on social media too. Especially in the current situation where people are worried for their jobs. This can also make you look bad to your employer, and your colleagues, by indicating that you can’t keep things private. It could also mean that you upset other people in your social circle that aren’t having the best time with their finances.

If you want to make a statement, then try doing it discretely, by saying you feel blessed with a picture of you in your work uniform or giving a shout-out to all the other successful people in your life. If someone wants to ask for more of an explanation, that’s up to them. 

Change Up Your Budget

When you earn some extra money, you shouldn’t just spend it all on things that you don’t really want or need. Unfortunately, a lot of people fall into this trap. To avoid wasting the cash you’ve just now started to earn, look at your existing budget and see how you can change things up. Maybe you can put some extra cash into your savings account going forward?

Would you be able to pay your debts off faster now? If you can close down some of your old credit accounts with the extra money that you’ve earned, this could be an excellent opportunity to make a huge difference to your financial situation. 

Treat Yourself

Once you’ve taken the time to check your budget and figure out exactly what you’re going to do with your new income, you should know how much you can reasonably afford to spend. This is when you can start thinking about how you want to treat yourself. You might want to avoid going too over the top with your first new pay rise, but a small treat is definitely deserved.

It’s totally up to you to decide what you spend your money on. UKGifts has some great ideas for gifts for new jobs, promotions and pay rises or perhaps it could be something new for work, like a new jacket or a pair of shoes. Alternatively, you could completely ignore the business side of your life and invest in something fun. After all, you must have worked pretty hard to deserve this pay bump, so why not relax?

Celebrate With The People Who Matter

Finally, just because you shouldn’t be boasting about your pay rise to the people in your office, doesn’t mean that you can’t celebrate at home with your loved ones. Take the opportunity to let your hair down and pat yourself on the back for all the hard work you’ve done that’s helped you to get this far. It might be a good idea to take your partner out for a fancy meal or invite the family over for some drinks and a celebration.

The chances are you’ve been working extra hard lately, so it’s a good idea to remember that there’s more to life than your career. Have some fun with the people you love.

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