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So what's your raise?
Posted by: New.Dad
Date: December 21, 2005 08:35AM
if your company has a "review" process at the end of the calendar year, and this is when they announce the raises (based on performance, supposedly), what is your raise?

mine is 3.5%, which is the average for the entire company. IT SUCKS!

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Re: So what's your raise?
Posted by: pinion
Date: December 21, 2005 08:40AM
Looks like I'll be getting 3.1% this year.
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Oh well, I guess it's better than nothing.






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Re: So what's your raise?
Posted by: punkindrublik
Date: December 21, 2005 08:40AM
I just had my review last week. I got about a 9% raise. They're actually doing profit sharing for the first time in 5 years. I find out about that next week. I've been here for 10 1/2 years.





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Re: So what's your raise?
Posted by: the_poochies
Date: December 21, 2005 08:51AM
2.5%, just like all of the other public employees in my office.
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Re: So what's your raise?
Posted by: Gutenberg
Date: December 21, 2005 09:08AM
None. We aimed our raises at a woman whose husband lost his job a couple of weeks ago.
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Re: So what's your raise?
Posted by: kap
Date: December 21, 2005 09:09AM
what raise? Not as long as the state of CA has a budget deficit ;(

Kap




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Re: So what's your raise?
Posted by: onthedownlow
Date: December 21, 2005 09:17AM
Pre-9/11...it was anywhere from 4%-10%...and possibly more based on "merit".

Now, it has basically been 2% across the board, and some people get more based on merit; but usually that is the ones in 'control' who give themselves and each other the higher percentage. One year (2002) they didn't give raises at all, which caused some unhappy people.

I've received the merit raise once...probably around 5% of my salary, at the time. This past few months though, I negotiated to have a nearly 27% increase...which finally kicked in during October - but I was lucky there...three key people left...two from my area, one Director from another, so I was essentially the only one left, and they didn't want to lose me, so I told them what I 'wanted'...and they actually took it. Whew. lol

Starting mid-Jan. though, I will finally have some help, as I recently hired for a position.
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Re: So what's your raise?
Posted by: $tevie
Date: December 21, 2005 09:27AM
Our raises come in July. And they aren't raises, they are "cost of living increases". There are only "merit raises" here, which evidently nobody here merits. Ah well.
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Re: So what's your raise?
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: December 21, 2005 09:28AM
raise?
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Re: So what's your raise?
Posted by: Patroklos
Date: December 21, 2005 09:33AM
I hear we may get raises in Feb.



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Re: So what's your raise?
Posted by: Furiously Stylish
Date: December 21, 2005 09:41AM
I get to steal an extra quarter every time I raid my wife's purse.

Honest.
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Re: So what's your raise?
Posted by: bangman
Date: December 21, 2005 10:04AM
We get reviewed monthly. Raises are based on performance. No guarantees of a raise ever.

Times are tough.



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Re: So what's your raise?
Posted by: JoeM
Date: December 21, 2005 10:33AM
We usually get about 3.5% and I negotiated an annual preformance bonus of about 16.5% which is delivered half in the end of Jan and half in the end of July.

Trouble is they will work me like slave labor in January making sure I earn every penny in blud and sweat.



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Re: So what's your raise?
Posted by: TLB
Date: December 21, 2005 11:01AM
We received an across the board cost of living increase in July (June is the end of our FY) of 3%. I have never been in an organization that provided merit increases. My largest annual increase in over 25 years was 11% (high inflation in late '70s, early '80s.), but typically is 0-5%.
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Re: So what's your raise?
Posted by: Greg the dogsitter
Date: December 21, 2005 11:03AM
Depends on my next job, I guess; contract is (thank heavens!) up at the end of the year.
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Re: So what's your raise?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: December 21, 2005 11:47AM
If my company can ever renegotiate their contract with my union then I might get a 2-3 percent raise, but that was supposed to happen LAST year, and we will not be getting any retroactive pay for that. They are stalling big time, refusing our basic requirements and imposing ridiculous demands on us.
The only good thing about this year so far is I will be working more hours, so that means more overtime, probably 10-11 hour days- if you consider that a good thing.

I just hope I can find a job better suited to my skills and interests that will pay as well as this one does. It's funny how something like money can keep you in a job that you don't really like, but there is some potential to move up to where I want to be, so that's really why I stay I think.
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Re: So what's your raise?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: December 21, 2005 11:49AM
won't know til the "anniversary" of my hire date but they laid off 3 people. .. I don't think I will get diddley-squat.

:-(
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Re: So what's your raise?
Posted by: timg
Date: December 21, 2005 12:08PM
Raise? what's that? i seem to vaguely recall something that might have been a raise back in 2001....
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Re: So what's your raise?
Posted by: kahuna1342
Date: December 21, 2005 12:19PM
The way things are going around here, there won't be any raises for a while. Oh well, better than being unemployed.





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Re: So what's your raise?
Anonymous User
Date: December 21, 2005 12:23PM
timg,
A raise is what happens when a femanina "wakes" up your other head. tongue sticking out smiley

No raise here, just a cost of living increase also.


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Re: So what's your raise?
Posted by: MacMagus
Date: December 21, 2005 12:59PM
If we meet earnings expectations this quarter, the company stays in business.

Raises are not something discussed around here.
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Re: So what's your raise?
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: December 21, 2005 01:04PM
Ours come in May.

They are called merit increases, but merit seems to have little to do with it. They average about 3.5% and you would think the slackers would get zip and the movers & shakers would get 5%, but it usually ends up with everyone getting 3.5%.

Our incentive bonus, OTOH should be 6% this year, which is a nice chunk.
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Re: So what's your raise?
Posted by: Furiously Stylish
Date: December 21, 2005 01:16PM
Well, the wife called, and she got 6%. She also missed company-wide recognition (week-long resort trip to the Caribbean, etc.) only by virtue of not having been in her position long enough. Bonuses are in Q1.

I guess I can bump that up to an extra two quarters each raid, huh?
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Re: So what's your raise?
Posted by: bill b
Date: December 21, 2005 02:03PM
I get a shingle under my chair.
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Re: So what's your raise?
Posted by: Donkey Hotay
Date: December 21, 2005 02:33PM
No raise, no COLA. 3 years now. Time to go.
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Re: So what's your raise?
Posted by: MikeF
Date: December 21, 2005 03:46PM
Well, let's see...

Got a 60-day layoff notice in November, but managed to find another job to transfer to, so no lapse in employment... Which may or may not be such a good thing...

Here, they take the grade of the position, factor in things like what your performance was, what the relative salaries of other employees in your grade and position are getting, the price of tea in China, phase of the moon, and generate a number. The manager has no input to the actual value (other than performance input) -- it's a secret formula no one knows...

Generally 3-4% maximum.
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Re: So what's your raise?
Posted by: timg
Date: December 21, 2005 03:52PM
Carm Wrote:
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> timg,
> A raise is what happens when a femanina "wakes" up
> your other head.
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> No raise here, just a cost of living increase
> also.
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> C


guess I got no shot at it then ... I'm married.
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Re: So what's your raise?
Posted by: Mike Sellers
Date: December 21, 2005 05:23PM
I'm self-employed so my salary goes up and down each year. I can raise my hourly rate but that's no guarantee I'll make more money.

For most full-timers, I think the only way to get a substantial increase in salary is to come in with an offer from another company and see if the current employer will match it. Don't bluff on this, of course, or you may find yourself out on the street. And always be prepared to walk. If they question your loyalty to the company, try to suppress the natural urge to laugh in their face and ask about their loyalty should the company experience a downturn. The days of working for the same company all your life are gone. And never depend on the company pension fund to take care of you in retirement. My parents have several friends who are working into their 70s because their company went backrupt and took the pension funds down with them.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/21/2005 07:19PM by Mike Sellers.
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Re: So what's your raise?
Posted by: Harbourmaster
Date: December 21, 2005 05:35PM
I never raise until after the flop...




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Re: So what's your raise?
Posted by: pinion
Date: December 21, 2005 05:42PM
Ever play on Live3dPoker?



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Re: So what's your raise?
Posted by: MacArtist
Date: December 21, 2005 07:59PM
A 3% raise the first of the year.

Everyone in the company got a bonus of an extra week's pay we collect the end of this month. A total surprise. Turning out to be a very Merry Christmas, indeed.



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him carry me, and yet assure myself and others
that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his
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his back. - Leo Tolstoy, novelist and Philosopher
(1828-1910)

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Re: So what's your raise?
Posted by: incognegro
Date: December 22, 2005 12:07AM
no raise, none in sight. might see a COLA in 2006, if i'm lucky. we landed a good contract client due to a competitor doing lousy work. i'd move on, but as others have said, times are tough if you're not in demand.

my brother-in-law is in demand. he's moving to AZ to work for Intel. he had 3 companies trying to land him. he's leaving Agere in FL. i'd guess he's going to make 6 figures. he doesn't even have a 4 year degree!



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Re: So what's your raise?
Posted by: kap
Date: December 22, 2005 12:17AM
I have a four year degree and earning less than my neighbor's gardener! He's earning $40 for an hour work!
My S/O has a four year degree plus 10 years of experience in her field; she is earning 1/2 the hourly wage of a co-worker who has high school diploma and less experience but speaks Spanish!

Kap

P.S. She is learning Spanish in a hurry now.



SoCal for now.
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Re: So what's your raise?
Posted by: eeyore
Date: December 22, 2005 08:47PM
Haven't had a raise in 4 years. We've been negotiating for a contract for three years.

Just received a 19% PAY CUT 4 weeks ago, pending an expected contract settlement deadline on Jan 17th. If we settle, maybe the cut will be less. If we don't settle, then the company can set the pay where they want it and change/throw out other work rules.

Sadly, the 19% cut puts us back about 19 years, as previous delays in contract negotiations and a pay cut back in '93 have given us an effective annual increase of only 1%/yr for the past 20 years.

I'm fscked and actively looking for other employment.

Raise? In my dreams! So it goes in the airline business.

Happy flying!
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