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"That new vendor I found is saving us $5,000 a month."
Why: A hard number makes it easier for your boss to justify more dough for you, says Roy Cohen, an executive coach in New York City.
"Since Sue left I've doubled the number of people I'm managing -- and we're still hitting our quotas."
Why: Reminds him you're doing the job of two people on one person's pay.
"I love my job, but I've been getting calls about better-paying ones."
Why: Shows you know your value in the marketplace -- and therefore might just decide to walk.
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