Believe it or not, a quick, definite no is good news.
It sounds counterintuitive (“What? No raise?”) but now you know where you stand, Salemi said. “You know what your worth is, and you’ve quantified your accomplishments.”
If you’ve been put off with mentions of a hiring freeze, or an across-the-board ban on raises, you definitely want to start thinking about looking for a new position in a new company — and thanks to your groundwork, you are in a great position to find something better.
Disclosure: NBCUniversal and Comcast Ventures are investors in Acorns.