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Subject: "Job raise. Is 2.5% good? Should I be as irritated as I am or thankful?" Previous topic | Next topic
SoulSeeker
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"Job raise. Is 2.5% good? Should I be as irritated as I am or thankful?"


  

          

Year End reviews were given yesterday. These fools gave me a 2.5% raise, roughly an extra $48 per check. No bonus structure whatsoever. Been with company 5 years, this is my 3rd raise. I'm pissed because company grew, made acquisitions, hired more people... and I had a stellar review according to my bosslady. I expected at least a 5% raise given everything I do here. As valuable as I am... I expected a promotion. Should I start looking elsewhere or start applying aggressively within the company; company is promising and I really don't want to leave because we may get bought out and that's going to be $$$$$$, but still no guarantee of that happening. For now, I'm seriously just pissed off.

  

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metrics by which you can show your value?
Dec 09th 2014
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Raise? Performance Appraisals...
Dec 09th 2014
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counter it.
Dec 09th 2014
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Both
Dec 09th 2014
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that ain't a raise, that's a cost of living adjustment.
Dec 09th 2014
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damn. nm
Dec 09th 2014
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^^^
Dec 09th 2014
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thats what raises are these days =(
Dec 10th 2014
thats what raises are these days =(
Dec 10th 2014
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gladly irritated
Dec 09th 2014
6
My annual was 2.75% last year, and I was told it was good
Dec 09th 2014
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2.5% sucks, but no one ever went broke making a profit or gain.
Dec 09th 2014
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time to leave.
Dec 09th 2014
11
RE: time to leave.
Dec 10th 2014
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RE: time to leave.
Dec 10th 2014
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Nothing works better than a competing offer...
Dec 10th 2014
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^^^ this. unless you got a letter from someone else... this is
Dec 10th 2014
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You say you expected a promotion but
Dec 10th 2014
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Good things come to those who ask.
Dec 10th 2014
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Thats a COLA if you need more ask
Dec 10th 2014
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exactly! that's what i did. and got it too! closed mouths...
Dec 10th 2014
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^^
Dec 10th 2014
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I always thought COLA was 3%.
Dec 10th 2014
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That's what ours got trimmed to. It is what it is.
Dec 10th 2014
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i got a 1% pay increase after 1.5 years in this joint
Dec 10th 2014
20
I got an extra dime per hour last year. This summer, I got nothing.
Dec 10th 2014
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don't think it's very good, COL increase for gov has been 0-1%
Dec 10th 2014
24
Welcome to the age of stagnant wages where COLA bumps are called "raises...
Dec 11th 2014
27
the bullsh*t is when they give you that 2.5% as one bonus check and
Dec 11th 2014
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1. "metrics by which you can show your value?"
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or should they just take your word for it?

if you got a solid case by the bottom line numbers, i'd say hold on, boss...look at this. yall can & should do better by me.

cant hurt to ask...if you got a case.


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2. "Raise? Performance Appraisals... "
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Tue Dec-09-14 03:13 PM

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3. "counter it. "
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lfresh
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Tue Dec-09-14 03:18 PM

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4. "Both"
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It's average and yes you should be irrate that it's the average

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Tue Dec-09-14 03:23 PM

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5. "that ain't a raise, that's a cost of living adjustment. "
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7. "damn. nm"
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Tue Dec-09-14 03:43 PM

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10. "^^^"
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lfresh
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"thats what raises are these days =("


  

          


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lfresh
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12. "thats what raises are these days =("
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Tue Dec-09-14 03:24 PM

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6. "gladly irritated"
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Tue Dec-09-14 03:41 PM

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8. "My annual was 2.75% last year, and I was told it was good"
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for the company.

I am currently seeking other employment.

i still blame hip-hop.

  

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Tue Dec-09-14 03:42 PM

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9. "2.5% sucks, but no one ever went broke making a profit or gain."
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Tue Dec-09-14 03:44 PM

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11. "time to leave."
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you been there 5 years already. they're not likely to give you big money. it'll be worse if someone comes in after you and is making more money off the rip.

the best way to get a good raise is to get hired by someone else.

Y'all buy those labels, I was born supreme

  

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Wed Dec-10-14 02:18 PM

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13. "RE: time to leave."
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100% agree with this..

  

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22. "RE: time to leave."
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This. Loyalty only benefits the employer. I didn't realize this until 14 years of being loyal as shit. The best way to get paid is to get a new gig.

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14. "Nothing works better than a competing offer..."
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25. "^^^ this. unless you got a letter from someone else... this is "
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what the market is like.

companies been milking the recession and all that, and using the overall fear and dread of layoffs and everything. quiet as kept, they've bounced back, but they haven't rehired all the ppl that were fired when shit was at its worst, and until folks start bouncing for greener pastures it is what it is.


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Wed Dec-10-14 02:21 PM

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15. "You say you expected a promotion but"
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have you ASKED explicitly for one?

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23. "Good things come to those who ask."
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16. "Thats a COLA if you need more ask"
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18. "exactly! that's what i did. and got it too! closed mouths..."
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yall know the rest.

now go runtelldat, ho.

  

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19. "^^"
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26. "I always thought COLA was 3%."
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I've always received 3% for COLA and extra 1%-2% for performance.

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17. "That's what ours got trimmed to. It is what it is."
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20. "i got a 1% pay increase after 1.5 years in this joint"
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but you know what I aint complaining.

  

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21. "I got an extra dime per hour last year. This summer, I got nothing."
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Wed Dec-10-14 10:42 PM

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24. "don't think it's very good, COL increase for gov has been 0-1%"
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Past few years for employees, frozen at 0 for 3 years then 1 last year, and my job follows whatever they do

So at least you're ahead of that, think of gov workers who got 1% in 4 years

Still my min raise has been 4% and more like 5-7 on average over the ten years I've been working there

I'm a high performer though, and we get evaluated every year and I expect raises and the employer knows that

  

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27. "Welcome to the age of stagnant wages where COLA bumps are called "raises..."
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Been living with that bullshit for years, despite the profitability of the company. The problem is the number of other corporations that are all doing the same thing while handing out extra cash to executives, all of them waiting for the other person to blink and start paying out real raises again and hiding behind the "ongoing recession" and "new normal" nonsense. Last time I got a raise over 3% without a promotion was a 4.5% bump....the same year they increased our insurance cost by 6%.

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Thu Dec-11-14 10:18 AM

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28. "the bullsh*t is when they give you that 2.5% as one bonus check and "
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then tax the hell out of it.


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