Dare you ask for a raise now?

Updated: Jun 12, 2009 2:57 PM UTC

Believe it or not, two-thirds of U.S. employers plan to give pay hikes before the year is over, according to a new survey, writes Fortune's Anne Fisher in her June 12 Ask Annie column. Has your company cut or frozen pay in the past few months? Have you asked for a raise lately? Did you get it? If so, what do you think helped you the most in persuading your boss you're worth more? Did asking help or hurt your relationship with higher-ups? If you're in a position to give raises, how do you decide who gets one?