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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:34 PM
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What kind of raise did you get this year?
I had my review yesterday afternoon and for my hard work I got a 2.6% raise...

Doesn't even cover the cost of living. Heck GAS goes up by that amount on a DAILY basis.

Company is always crying poor mouth when it comes to employees.


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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:41 PM
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1. None
I haven't gotten one in two years. Is that illegal?? :shrug:

I work for a cheap-ass, repuke company. :mad:
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mad-mommy Donating Member (884 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:42 PM
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5. it should be
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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:43 PM
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6. No, it's not illegal...state of Missouri workers went
about five years without a pay increase and I believe that was at a time Democrats were governors.

It may not be illegal but in my opinion it's immoral for a company not to give you SOME kind of pay increase. I'm sure the higher ups are doing quite well while those who create the wealth by their work struggle.

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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:46 PM
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10. We deserve some kind of pay increase
Esp. since we usually always work over the 37.5 hours per week we get paid for and don't qualify for overtime.

Our gas mileage just went up to 29 cents per gallon.
It was at 25 and then when gas went up to $3/gallon for the first time last year, it went up to 27 cents.

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mad-mommy Donating Member (884 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:42 PM
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2. $0.00
when I did work, I, as well as the rest of the gang got nothing. it was a small business, and they give that small business can't afford story. Hubby not getting the cost of living raise or merit raise this year. I'm glad you got something, though it means practically nothing.
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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:45 PM
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9. A co-worker, who is a Bush supporter, calculated
that her raise comes out to less than $20 after taxes...ooh weee, I think I'll buy a Lexus with that.

This same co-worker believes the company when they cry poor mouth.
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mad-mommy Donating Member (884 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:50 PM
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15. 2 things
1. I like the little yoda picture, my baby was yoda last year for halloween

2. Is she brainwashed?
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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:53 PM
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20. Two things...in response
1. Thank you for the compliment on my avatar

2. I don't know what to make of this co-worker. She grew up working class but she and her husband, although they have working class jobs (he works on the river but makes GOOD MONEY doing difficult work) they make a lot of money each year. They have no kids and have A LOT of discretionary income. She lives in the suburbs and has said that she believes the war on Iraq would have happened regardless of who was in the White House so she does not hold * responsible for the deaths.

To answer your question...I think she's brainwashed. She's not a deep thinker and takes pride in not reading books.
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mad-mommy Donating Member (884 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:00 PM
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28. well....
well at this point, I'd be happy for anything that comes our way. If you can still go about your life, spending the way you want, you won't feel the squeeze. But people who just accept, make it harder for the people who really need the money....

I can't figure out how to paste his yoda picture...I'm losing it tonight
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:42 PM
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3. none
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:42 PM
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4. I lost my job.
:(
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mad-mommy Donating Member (884 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:43 PM
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7. i'm getting burned up again
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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:44 PM
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8. Sorry about losing your job LeftyMom
I hope you find another one soon.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:46 PM
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11. I'm going back to school to do better things.
I miss some aspects of it, but mostly I'm glad to have put the whole mess behind me.
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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:47 PM
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13. Good luck..what are you studying?
How are you supporting yourself, if I may ask.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:50 PM
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17. I'm staying with family right now.
At the moment I'm getting unemployment but that only lasts a few more months. I'm either going to have to find a job that pays enough to justify daycare (unlikely in the extreme) or go on aid.

Just doing my general ed stuff at the moment so that I can transfer to a uni and get a real degree.

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mad-mommy Donating Member (884 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:47 PM
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12. me too
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:52 PM
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18. Congrats on 100 posts!
:hi: :bounce: :party:
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mad-mommy Donating Member (884 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:01 PM
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29. i've been really busy
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Katina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 08:02 AM
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69. me too
but right now is a good time...IT'S SUMMER!!! :D
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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:48 PM
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14. Still waiting on my review
I was supposed to get it in early June but the CEO is slow and has now been out sick for a few weeks. I have no problem being patient since I have seen some evidence that I may be made a VP. Probably get just a small raise like 3% since we haven't had any new business lately.
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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:50 PM
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16. Being a VP though you probably make a fair
chunk of change...three percent of a fair chunk of change is nice...
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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:08 PM
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31. Very true
We are grateful for what we have. Even if I got nothing being made a VP would be very nice. Its a small company and I would do anything for my boss.
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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:18 PM
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34. You know I've had three bosses like that in my
working years so I know what you mean. I knew those bosses had my back and they proved it many times.
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:52 PM
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19. Bupkis
RL
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querelle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:54 PM
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21. None
I work for the Canadian federal government and since January, we have the conservatives in power who have traditionally been hostile to civil servants. I'm not expecting a raise for a long long time.

Q
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brook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:54 PM
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22. Raise?
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :banghead:
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pagerbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:55 PM
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23. Shhh! Don't remind them it's review season!
We usually get reviews at this time of year. But who knows, considering the many ways my company has transmogrified over the past year.

Raises come with the calendar year, usually. Not tied specifically to performance reviews--or so they say.
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Tripper11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:56 PM
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24. Funny you should post this ....I just got one today!
Effective immediately I will get an extra $5,000 a year, and then when my actual review comes up in December at least another 3%, maybe 4%!
I asked and they gave. I almost feel like I should have asked for more but I am not so astute in these situations and it was tough enough to go in and ask for what I got.
I will say I was somewhat surprised today when my boss told me about it. I had asked 3 weeks ago and was denied pretty much outright. Then yesterday I got a phone call at home from him saying he hadn't given up and was going to take another run at it with the "higher ups"
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:57 PM
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25. Good for you!
Congrats! :toast:
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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:21 PM
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36. Congrats...someone is making money and it
isn't moi.

What irks me is that my boss is eligible for a bonus representing 10% of her salary...how does she get that bonus you ask...well she gets that bonus by the people she supervises making department goals. However in her defense she does work very hard and I've never seen her in a bad mood or stressed to the point of taking it out on us.

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Tripper11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:23 PM
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37. Thanks....
plus he told me how valued I was and they didn't want me to leave.
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:57 PM
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26. I'm hoping the rumored salary freeze doesn't happen
before my review...but the raise will be minimal at that.
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Fox Mulder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:00 PM
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27. I get a $2/hr raise at the end of the year.
Not because the higher-ups are being generous, but because my union says so.

Thank the gods for unions!
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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:25 PM
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38. If I could find a union job I'd take it in a minute
Trouble is there aren't many union jobs in my industry.
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Fox Mulder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:41 PM
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41. What industry is that?
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 08:41 PM by Fox Mulder
If you don't mind me asking...

Edit: I'm in the printing industry.
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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:12 PM
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51. insurance
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:02 PM
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30. I had my hours cut back
The union and I are still trying to figure out how this happened (and what can be done about it), since we had just finalized an agreement which stated that as a long-service part-timer I was entitled to a number of hours which matched the annual average I worked, based on the previous 3 years. I know it's not due to quality complaints, since the department just gave me a satisfactory evaluation.
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reyd reid reed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:11 PM
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32. Raise? What's that?
I've gotten one raise in 5 years...and I had to fight to get that one. And it wasn't this year...it was back in 2005.

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mad-mommy Donating Member (884 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:13 PM
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33. it's called the crumbs they throw you from the table
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Fountain79 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:19 PM
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35. I'm a teacher....
I get a near 1000 increase in salary...so that's good.
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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:32 PM
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39. I am self employed
As gas ( and everything else) goes up, I make less than I did before. Add the cost of health insurance and things get really scary. I wouldn't trade though- I am forever ruined for being employed by someone else.
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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:38 PM
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40. What kind of work do you do?
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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:52 PM
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46. I am a sales rep
I work independently, choose my own lines and am paid a straight commission. I sell to gift stores, fine craft galleries and museums.
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bluethruandthru Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:43 PM
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42. I got 4 percent..
which is what I get every year. No one can get more than 5 percent. The problem is the cost of living goes up more than that each year.
Hubby and I keep making more but having less!
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prole_for_peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:48 PM
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43. i actually got 10%
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 08:58 PM by kmlewis
our annual reviews are at the end of june (our year end). they had such good things to say about me that i got worried. i was wondering what they were setting me up for. but they told me the good news and then started pushing me on passing the CPA exam so i could make more (and they could bill me for more)
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:51 PM
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44. Raise? I don't NEED no esteenkin' RAISES!
I own the business. So my recompense depends entirely on what I do.

Been in the Land O' Bosses, though, and I do commiserate with you. It's damn discouraging to have to suffer the idea of having someone else decide what your time is worth.

Redstone
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dorktv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:52 PM
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45. I have no idea...they have this weird way of doing them.
I may get anywhere from $0.02 to 2.50...just depends on how high I am on the budget.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:55 PM
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47. I've gotten a couple raises from Rachael Ray and Hillary Swank this year
Also Kirsten Dunst, Natalie Portman, Sandra Lee, and Amy Sedaris.

That's what I remember, anyway.
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Momgonepostal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:02 PM
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48. Something like 15 cents an hour
And it was a contractual increase, not an actual "you're doing a good job" raise.
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mad-mommy Donating Member (884 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:05 PM
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59. that's terrible, you deserve better
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Momgonepostal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 12:05 PM
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76. well, I could quit, but...
It's part time might work, which is what fits best with my lifestyle. Most of the rest of part time night stuff in the area is retail which pays minimum wage. I get paid more than that and get some vacation pay, which is practically unheard of here for parttimers. There's also a fair amount of flexibility in the scheduling which is good for me. So, even though the raises are never going to make me rich, overall it's a good fit me me.
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TroubleMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:03 PM
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49. I've gotten a $1.00 per hour raise every year.

Been there almost 5 years now.
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:10 PM
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50. mine was a joke....
in other words, about the same as yours
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:22 PM
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52. In the past four years
My raises have totalled about 1.25 per hour. Totalled!

Every year my employers offer some excuse, a la "we're reinvesting in the company" or "it's time to tighten our belts." But every year they produce these offensively and narcissistically expensive Christmas cards featuring formal portraits of every sub-unit of the company's ruling family, so there's clearly enough money floating around for that.

And why do I want a Christmas card, for fuck's sake? I'm an atheist! I don't send them a volume of Bertrand Russell every holiday season, do I?

Also, a week or so after my yearly "sorry, there's no money for raises" ass-kicking, the department heads of my company each take home multi-million dollar bonuses. Each of those bonuses is six or seven times what my entire department earns in a year, but there's no money for raises.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:26 PM
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53. My husband got $400 extra a month and a $6k cash bonus
happy camper :)
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txwhitedove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:28 PM
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54. Annual salary now 16% more than at this time last year....
but had to move to Houston due to Hurricane, now in
2nd week of 2nd job, hopefully to stay for a long time.
Didn't get 'FEMA rich' so actual gains won't show until
next year.
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:41 PM
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55. we don't have annual reviews. There are performance standards
everybody knows them, and if you meet the monthly performance standards, you get a step increase. In my particular dept, they distribute them quarterly, so you could get one in the quarter or three in the quarter, then they would apply.

Sometimes you get one and sometimes you don't. We also have bonus opportunites for a variety of things and I have managed to get a few of those. Nice part about that is if your bonus calcs out to some weird amt likde $242.00..the company does the with holding, and SS Tax and 401K matching on whatever amount it would take to have you net out $242.00 so in addition to the actual bonus, I get matching in my 401k and it doesn't hurt me tax wise either.
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Godhumor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:47 PM
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56. I'm a teacher, so I'm on a salary table
I start at a new school in Septemeber, and I find out what the current contract's table looks like tomorrow.

I would have never guessed ten years ago that teaching would provide me with envious conditions compared to other "white collar" professionals. What a strange world this has become.
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cmf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:53 PM
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57. I'm lucky
I got a promotion, and my union finally settled on the salary issues with my employer. So I'm making about 45% more than what I was making last year at this time. But, my husband got out of the military last year and took a pay cut, so we're actually looking at a decrease in household income. But at least it's not as bad as if I hadn't been promoted. And I'm happy my husband is out of the military, no matter the price.
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dropkickpa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:03 PM
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58. 3.25% of jack-squat
Which is a whopping .25% increase over last year's max raise allowance. It is so bad this year that all but three of my coworkers are seeking out second jobs (and all three of these are in married dual-income households). I'm stuck because I'm a single parent and see little enough of my kid as it is, and am loathe to give up that little bit of time I do have. But, I've been pulling the belt tighter and tighter each month and I am definitely feeling the pinch (I have $1.63 to last me until september!!). After rent and bills, I literally have nothing until the following month (I get paid once a month).

:cry:

Thanks god I don't (can't get) credit cards, or I'd be even further up shit creek.
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6000eliot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:08 PM
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60. Hasn't happened yet.
My review is still in process.
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:18 PM
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61. I'm also a teacher.... we have a salary scale in our contracts.
We get around 2-3% raises, depending on seniority. BUT.... the administrators each got a nice 5% raise this year. This is while they cut sports, activity buses, equipment, supplies and other purchases.
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 12:17 AM
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62. I got a zero raise
my wife got a 7% raise...a total of hmm...around a 1.30 raise...
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 12:33 AM
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63. none.
I don't have a "job."

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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 01:13 AM
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64. What is this "raise" of which you speak?
I don't even get raises at my jobs, I get measly 2-3% "Cost Of Living Adjustments". For the past three years one of my jobs hasn't even given me that lousy kick in the backside, and I haven't received anything from the other yet though they keep promising something soon.
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Stardust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 01:51 AM
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65. 20% but from a low start, plus lots more responsibility.//
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ncrainbowgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 02:53 AM
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66. 5.5%- I work for the state of NC.
Thank god we got a raise this year greater than 1%. :eyes:
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 04:13 AM
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67. Hey, they NEED that money for the executives' pay rise
You don't expect them to go without, surely? What are you, some kind of fucking commie?
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Bassic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 07:02 AM
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68. Sweet fuck-all.
My employer does not believe in raising wages to cover increases in cost of living. They say it "rewards bad workers". Of course it's just bullshit cause they don't want to pay us a damned cent more.

So every year, we all do the same work for, effectively, less money.
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mad-mommy Donating Member (884 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 12:25 PM
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77. well...
well, they're dumbasses

a cost of living raise is what you give people across the board to meet the demand of the increase of "the cost of living" this in turn keeps people stimulating the economy(which benefits them as a company in the long run), and helps people from filing chapter 7.

a merit raise based on each person's work, is how you don't reward bad workers by not giving it to them, you only give it to the people who deserve it

what the hell are these people saying, they hire bad workers? That does make them look too swift.

Maybe if they paid better, they would get better people doing a better job.

I have a suggestion...do less work, less effectively. I'm so bad/mad. Just don't get fired, or I'll feel badly.
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Bassic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 02:31 PM
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80. Don't worry, I'm very good at doing little work
and looking like I'm working my ass off. They get what they pay for.
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mainegreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 08:09 AM
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70. 14%. But I was woefully underpaid for what I do.
And it was a long time in coming, as the company was on shaky grounds for many years.
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 08:47 AM
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71. None yet....however....
I started a new job back in October, and my annual review is coming up this October. When I started this job, my base pay was 25% higher than my previous job, and I get quarterly "incentive compensation" (i.e. bonuses). So if you look at my pay from last year at this time, it's risen substantially. :D
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Phillycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 09:01 AM
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72. I got a really nice raise.
Will work out to about another 5K a year, net. But that's because I low-balled myself when I started here and they had to compensate me for being awesome. :D
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trackfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 09:57 AM
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73. 0000000000000
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newportdadde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 10:02 AM
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74. 4.8%, best raise in 7 years.
Previous 2 years were 2% and 2.5%... of course healthcare premiums also doubled the past 2 years. I felt great till I talked to my friend who makes 65k at a workplace that only does 35 work weeks, telecommute etc.. he got a 10% raise.... :shrug:

Difference between a growing and stagnat company I suppose.

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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 10:21 AM
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75. 3 percent "cost of living" increase
Edited on Fri Aug-11-06 10:23 AM by MorningGlow
Nothing tied to performance. Everyone got 3 percent, which is so frickin' generous compared with last years 2.5 percent. Now, pay no attention to the man behind the curtain who's raising our parking fees at the same time (last year's 2.5 percent "raise" was trumped by parking's 3 percent increase).

And yes, we MUST pay for parking--less if you hike from what I term Way Far Lot, or more if you can swing it, so you walk a shorter distance from a closer lot--but there are absolutely no accommodations for not paying for parking at all--especially if you live 25 minutes away, like I do, in a small town not on a bus line, and with a toddler in tow who needs to go to grandma's.

Phkers.

Oh wait--why do I suspect that those VPs who get six-figure salaries and can park right behind the building have their parking fees waived? Hmmm...

On edit: This is a university, so they always cry poor because they're "nonprofit". Never mind the newspaper articles that talk about how some of the professors and researchers here are paid in the $1 mil range.
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FILAM23 Donating Member (344 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 12:32 PM
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78. Not time for my raise yet'
my annual review is end of the month. However
the last 2 years have gotten a 3% each year and the
year before that I got what worked out to about 6%.
Plus our milage allowance went up.
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 12:34 PM
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79. I got 2 paycuts...
The airline biz...making all kinds of money. :eyes: We are just lucky to still have jobs (for now).
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taught_me_patience Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 03:59 PM
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81. I'm making 20k more than last year at this time
5% pay raise, followed by a 25% promotional raise, followed by another 6% "adjustment"


:headbang:

for some reason, though, it doesn't feel like much more. i still can't even come close to affording a house

:shrug:
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NC_Nurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 04:00 PM
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82. 0.00 for me, 4% for hubby...
not a banner year, for sure.
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Throd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 04:09 PM
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83. 25%
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