On Monday, you might feel like your accomplishments last month are being overlooked. No matter how much you're itching for recognition, you shouldn't ask for extra favors. And definitely don't ask for a raise. Your boss is too preoccupied at the moment. During the second half of the week, you'll be tuned into the big picture again. Complaints about working conditions and compensation will be the last thing on your mind. Instead, you'll be able to attack a new project in a way that benefits your entire department.