(Closed) got a raise but not happy

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

That, sucks, I’m sorry.  I used to work at a place that had 3 tiers for raises. 10 cents for a good annual performance review, 15 cents for a great review, and 20 cents for an outstanding review.  Most years we didn’t get raises though.  I am so grateful for the job I have now, we actually get good raises.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Ugh. I feel your pain. I recently got an insignificant raise and my bosses made a huge deal out of it. Undecided 

My goal in 2012 is to become my own boss…

Post # 5
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2554 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@As_You_Wish: Good goal. It will be mine as well! Good luck!

Post # 7
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1944 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We usually only get 3% each year, but due to federal cuts for Medicare and Medicaid (I work in a nursing rehab center) our raises are in hold and we don’t know when they’ll be back. 🙁 It’s something I guess!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My DH`s raise this year was 0.08 pence,its just ridiculous given the stupid hours and hard,manual labour he does!DH says that after I finish college and start working hes going to retire,haha,I wish!!!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I hear ya…they froze our wages here and no one in our building has seen one in over 3 years (well…hooray for newspapers being a dying trade!).  And if/when raises are reinstated, that 2% or whatever will never be enough to keep up with the inflation.  I feel like I’m drowning some days, but I’m too afraid to yell for “help” because everyone is playing the “be thankful you still have a job” card.  I really hope the economy improves soon.  🙁

Post # 10
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9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

My raise in August was essentially 50 cents yet they spent howeever much to change the name of our hospital to drop the Saint.  Yay.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We have been furloughed the last 3 years meaning instead of a raise I LOSE money! lol! It’s cool though cause I get more days off = more wedding planning time! Glass half full. Maybe you should look for other better paying jobs in the meantime? My Fiance is doing the same, finally got a job but is paid a tiny fraction of what he was making before. SIGH.

Post # 12
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3601 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

COLA was frozen for federal employees for two years. Not even .32

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Im lucky to get maybe a 10 cent raise a year. It all depends on a few things.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I took a 10% pay cut at the beginning of 2010.  My boss at the time thought that my pay could be restored by August of that year.  He waaayyyy overestimated his abilities to make the company profitable, so I never did get my full pay back.  Meanwhile, they demanded encouraged everyone to work more hours (and didn’t believe in paying overtime).  They also piled on a ton of more responsibility.  I was already ticked off working 8-5 and eating my lunch at my desk while I worked. For under $25k a year.  By the end of March of 2011 I was sick of it, and put in my 2 week notice.  

Thank goodness Darling Husband makes just enough to support us, and because of his job at the local university I can now go back to college full time and not have to pay tuition.  

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Instead of a raise this year, my sister was given three days off work paid… that they had to take on three specific days when their office was going to be closed anyways.

I would blame the eonomy, but I think it would be best to blame some cheap bosses.

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