How to ask your boss for a salary increase?

One day an employee sends a letter to her boss asking for an increase in her salary:


Dear Bo $$
    In thi$ life, we all need $ ome thing mo$t de$perately. I think you $ hould be under$tanding of the need$ of u$ worker$ who have given $ o much $ upport including $ weat and $ ervice to your company.

I am $ ure you will gue$$ what I mean and re$pond $ oon.
Your$ $ incerely,
Marian $hih      

The next day, the employee recieved this letter of reply :  

Dear Marian

    I kNOw you have been working very hard. NO wadays, NO thing much has changed. You must have NO ticed that our company is NO t doing NO ticeably well as yet .

NO w the newspaper are saying the world`s leading ecoNOmists are NO t sure if the United States may go into aNOther recession. After the NO vember presidential elections things may turn bad .

I have NO thing more to add NO w. You kNOw what I mean .


Yours truly,