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'RHONY' Star Countess LuAnn De Lesseps: How To Ask For A Raise

Mon, July 23, 2012 3:36pm EDT by 1 Comment
LuAnn De Lesseps Advice

The Countess is ready to help HollywoodLifers keep their cool this summer — in every way possible! Check out her advice on how to handle a flaky friend, how to ask for a raise and what to do if you accidentally offend someone.

The Real Housewives of New York City star Countess LuAnn De Lesseps is ready to help HollywoodLifers with their toughest love, beauty, and health questions with her weekly column. Considering how cool and collected the Countess is, it’s not surprising how great her advice is! Check out her answers to some of your questions!

What should you do if you make plans with a friend and then they bail on you at the last minute? — Laura H. in Chicago 

Sometimes friends bail, it’s just a fact of life. When this happens, shoot out an email or call some of your other friends to see if they can join you. Also, in the future, when making plans with this friend invite others too so if she flakes, it won’t change your plans. HAVE FUN!

What’s the best way to ask for a raise or promotion at work? — Jasmine B. in Portland

If you think you deserve a raise or promotion, schedule a time with your boss to discuss your goals. Before the meeting, make a list of what you’ve accomplished in your current job and try to be a specific as possible about how you’ve boosted sales or improved the company and why you would be the right candidate for a promotion. STAY POSITIVE.

What’s the best thing to do if you say something offensive to someone and they call you out? — Jesse T. in Los Angeles

We all occasionally blurt out thoughts better kept to ourselves but when we do this, it’s important to immediately apologize. You can say, “I’m so sorry I offended you and I understand why you are upset with me.” The best way to avoid situations like this is to think before you speak. MEA CULPA!

Feel free to ask the Countess more questions on’s Facebook & Twitter accounts! And tune in to Bravo tonight at 9pm EST to see the new episode of The Real Housewives of New York City.

— Countess LuAnn De Lesseps

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