As the global economy improves, profit margins are soaring – but it’s rarely the regular employee who benefits. We’re taught that we work in a fair system and should appreciate what we’ve got – especially when good jobs are hard to come by. But did you know that nearly half of Americans believe that they’re actually underpaid? It’s no wonder workers find it difficult to ask for a bigger raise. But there is no shame in asking to be paid for the value of what you do for your company. After all, it doesn’t hurt to ask.