I have been at my new job for 5 months now. I just got a 5% raise. Cool beans. That is more of a raise than I got after 3 years at my last job, and more than I got in 7 years as a teacher.
The best part is that I am also in line for a 7 percent raise in May. So that will be a 12% increase in pay in one year. At this rate, I might be able to keep pace with inflation.