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.

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Boneman · November 20, 2023 at 6:03 am

Outstanding. It’s deeply satisfying to have one’s talents, efforts and intellect actually recognized and appreciated. Took me 35 years to finally find a place that actually DOES that… and I’ve worked at a couple of companies with supposedly extremely excellent reputations. In fact, at this juncture, that’s about the only thing they have going for them.

BRAVO for YOU, Sir!

Kentucky Headhunter · November 20, 2023 at 8:24 am

Noice! I finally got a decent raise(4%) this last go ’round after 13 years with the company, but since they don’t do individual merit raises everybody in my department ( we all get the same increase, or not…) has been getting the same kind of screwed, so I didn’t take it personal. Doesn’t mean I haven’t dialed my enthusiam for the job and related output waaaaaaay back though.

Wife works for the same company, but is still doing direct care. She joined 3 years after I did and was $11/hr behind me (though I’m salary), but is now $2/hr ahead as her job code gets a “market adjustment” every year plus the yearly general increase. That has helped a lot to makeup for the paltry raises on my side. Still, I’ve been working from home now for 5 years, so no commute or eating lunch out costs on my side and I get to take care of a bunch of other stuff during the day as well.

Every Single Time · November 20, 2023 at 2:43 pm

The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation. – Vladimir Lenin

Dirty Dingus McGee · November 20, 2023 at 3:39 pm

If the 5% was unexpected and the 7% was pre arranged, it will work out to more than a 12% increase from your initial pay. As far as keeping up with inflation, good luck. Way things are going I’m gonna take up pickpocketing or rolling drunks just to keep up as I’m in the process of semi retiring.

    Rick · November 21, 2023 at 7:04 pm

    Doubtful you’ll keep up with inflation. But it will perhaps maybe* look good for your S.S. account.

    *I compared two official statements from SSA. 2007 showed monthly payment $217 higher than 2017 state. A difference of ten years and additional $40,000 in taxes but a lower monthly payment. In both, I was elgible for S.S. payments, although not taking.

Bad Dancer · November 20, 2023 at 6:27 pm

Good on ya fella!

GreenCross4Safety · November 20, 2023 at 7:33 pm

Good on you! Cream rises to the top!

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