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Posted: 10/3/2005 6:12:24 AM EDT

Will be graduating soon so I don't know if I'll stay or now, but man that makes it harder to think about. (guilt)
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 6:14:06 AM EDT
4% which is barely above inflation.

Sucks to be at the top of your salary band...I ain't
getting a big raise unless I get promoted.

Link Posted: 10/3/2005 6:15:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheCynic:
4% which is barely above inflation.

Sucks to be at the top of your salary band...I ain't
getting a big raise unless I get promoted.




Dang, I would be comfortable for the remaining 22 years if I were at the top of my range.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 6:15:49 AM EDT
6% from making $5.75 an hour is not alot of money, sorry to break it to you
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 6:15:51 AM EDT
Asking for a raise goes something like this:

Employee: Boss, can I get a raise?
Employer: Sure, there's a 6 foot ladder in the shop
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 6:18:34 AM EDT
Got the last of my yearly raises this year. Something like 30 cents an hour. ED revamped the pay scale and it hurt me quite a bit as the raise I was supposed to get per the other pay scale was a bit bigger.

No more yearly raises with the new scale either. Next raise comes in 07.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 6:20:10 AM EDT
Only 3.5% up from 3% last year. However the quarterly bonuses are running 28% to 21%.

Cha-ching
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 6:21:19 AM EDT
I don't get a raise unless I work harder.



But then again, I don't have to stand in front of a boss and say "please, sir, can I have some more??"
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 6:23:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By armoredsaint:
6% from making $5.75 an hour is not alot of money, sorry to break it to you



Hey man, the wife and I can upgrade to the flavored Ramen noodles now - w00t!
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 6:23:29 AM EDT
What the fuck is a raise? With one exception, te only way I have ever made more money is by quitting and getting a better paying job...
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 6:24:13 AM EDT
Last raise I got was 14.28%

I didn't even see it coming!

They just gave it to me. I must be doing something right.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 6:24:57 AM EDT
Well, when you consider the 12% increase in health benefits, the 14% increase in Electricity, the 24% increase in natural gas prices and not to mention the increased fuel prices and resulting food price hikes, my hubby's 5% increase falls WOEFULLY short of making the grade.

Link Posted: 10/3/2005 6:26:52 AM EDT
7.5% for making Sergeant last month.

7.5% "Educational Incentive" for having a MS. New program goes into effect next month.

5-10% accross the board raise for all. Actual % not announced yet. This too will kick in in November.

So a nice 20-25% raise in a two month span!

Great timing for all of this with a new baby on the way!

Link Posted: 10/3/2005 6:40:19 AM EDT
I was working as a job-shopper and got a little over 4% raise. Then I got hired by the company I was working with and got a 13% pay increase, but will get screwed on any overtime. Also moved to a place with no state or county income tax and where rent is about 20% less.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 6:41:27 AM EDT
3% .gov manditated raise- This was the highest raise we could get...lower figures were available to non-performing people.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 6:42:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BeetleBailey:
Dang, I would be comfortable for the remaining 22 years if I were at the top of my range.



Comfortable, yes.

But what is the motivation to work 12 hour days if you
can never get more money?
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 6:44:57 AM EDT
The CEO of the company got a 94% raise........we got nothing in order to be more competitive in the marketplace
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 6:55:52 AM EDT
2 % raise


15 % insurance cost increase


Working for a poor state sucks. I'm enlisting.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 6:59:42 AM EDT
Over the past 6 years, I've averaged about a 1.5% to 2% raise a year. Lately the trend seems to be for us to get a 3% raise, and then have it completely offset by increased insurance premiums.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 7:05:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/3/2005 7:06:21 AM EDT by Janus]
75¢/hr after 3 years.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 7:22:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/3/2005 7:26:07 AM EDT by Backstop]
We got a new contract, which gave us 70 cents more per hour.

But...

The new contract did away with 1 of the 3 shift differentials - so now there are only 2 shift scales as compared to the previous 3. I worked at a huge remodel job, and we frequently had to work strange hours so as not to make noise when the office workers were there. 2000-0500, 0300-0330, 0100-1000, all kinds of weird stuff. With the new shift designations, I made $128 gross less per week.

Saturdays used to be paid OT - period. Now the employer can make Saturday a make-up day based on many things. Such as - if the job lacks material or is waiting on another trade, we can be sent home on Tuesday. Then told to come back on Saturday - for straight pay.

We have to pay the increase in our health care coverage. Details should be available this week. Probably will take one half of that 70 cent raise.

Anything over 8 hours each day was OT. That has been changed to anything over 10 hours each day. Now the employers are making some guys work 4 tens. And they can do that when you arrive Monday morning - 'oh by the way, we're working 10s this week.'

That's just the tip of the iceberg.

Then I got laid off 3 weeks ago.

EDIT: it's really getting old watching the other trades get raises all across the board, and us getting the shaft. We're one of the lowest paid trades around here. Hell, the sheet metal workers make more than we do.

Link Posted: 10/3/2005 7:23:20 AM EDT
No raise this year, 10% paycut on 1 January, and another 7% pay cut on 1 October. In the past 10 months I have lost 10,000/yr
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 7:26:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dawg180:
What the fuck is a raise? With one exception, te only way I have ever made more money is by quitting and getting a better paying job...




No doubt, BTW, what is this 2 weeks vacation I keep reading about?
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 7:29:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DeltaAir423:
No raise this year, 10% paycut on 1 January, and another 7% pay cut on 1 October. In the past 10 months I have lost 10,000/yr



Guess it'll only get worse at Delta. I know a Delta retiree. He's had to go back to work. I flew Delta last week to El Paso and back. Both times the plane was half empty (or half full depending on your outlook). Hope ya'll start doing better.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 7:38:53 AM EDT
Interesting news BB. What happened with you interviewing for a different job in a different department? Any relationship to the pay raise?

Patty
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 7:44:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dpmmn:
The CEO of the company got a 94% raise........we got nothing in order to be more competitive in the marketplace





BIG SUPRISE THERE!
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 7:54:49 AM EDT
Did you get a raise this year? Hell No !!

We have not got a Raise in 5 years -

The owner and his brothers DID get their Bonuses
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 8:02:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By pattymcn:
Interesting news BB. What happened with you interviewing for a different job in a different department? Any relationship to the pay raise?

Patty



I have a good idea that it has a lot to do with the raise. I think someone was aware of my unhappiness. The other job didn't come through , but I am trusting in the Lord that everything is on it's intended course. The light at the end of our tunnel is my wife graduating and getting a job, then we can move away from our quickly deteriorating neighborhood and I can sleep soundly at night.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 8:04:06 AM EDT
3%, plus a step.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 8:09:06 AM EDT
My boss offered me a 20% raise to stay in my current position...I turned it down because I hate living here.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 8:09:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BeetleBailey:

Originally Posted By armoredsaint:
6% from making $5.75 an hour is not alot of money, sorry to break it to you



Hey man, the wife and I can upgrade to the flavored Ramen noodles now - w00t!






glad you have a sense of humor!
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 8:12:15 AM EDT
.20 cents an hour WOW!! Shoulda tried clear eyes.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 8:13:57 AM EDT
.20 cents an hour WOW!! Shoulda tried clear eyes.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 8:19:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/3/2005 8:20:51 AM EDT by HardShell]
I received a nice merit-raise last month and then a 6% COLA with the new FY (my wife works for the state, too, so we both got that one ).

Every little bit helps...
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 8:20:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/3/2005 8:24:05 AM EDT by Vulcan94]
Not only did I NOT get a raise this year, my job got sent to El Paso so a Mexican can do my job for less than half of what I was earning. My only consultation prize is that they (the Mexicans) are doing so poorly in El Paso that they may close that plant as well.



Vulcan94

edit to add: Funny how we were profitable at twice the pay and they are not profitable at less than half the pay.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 8:26:49 AM EDT
6.25-6.40

I'm makin popcorn not buildings so it's OK
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 8:35:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BeetleBailey:

Originally Posted By pattymcn:
Interesting news BB. What happened with you interviewing for a different job in a different department? Any relationship to the pay raise?

Patty



I have a good idea that it has a lot to do with the raise. I think someone was aware of my unhappiness. The other job didn't come through , but I am trusting in the Lord that everything is on it's intended course. The light at the end of our tunnel is my wife graduating and getting a job, then we can move away from our quickly deteriorating neighborhood and I can sleep soundly at night.



I'm cheering for you. Congratulations on your achievements so far. Patty
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 8:39:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheCynic:
4% which is barely above inflation.

Sucks to be at the top of your salary band...I ain't
getting a big raise unless I get promoted.




+1

I got a 14% raise 2 years ago because we were down to two CAD operators and one (a worthless POS) quit because he was mad so they gave me a raise to stay, little did they know I had no plans on leaving. Now I just get 2.5% -3% which is barely noticeable but I am already above the median salary for my job in my market. I said screw it and now I am going back to college to get a different degree and hopefully a better job in some other field than engineering.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 8:44:03 AM EDT
$2 a hour, this year.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 8:46:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SnoopisTDI:
....moved to a place with no state or county income tax and where rent is about 20% less.



WOOT!

That's the ticket!!!
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 8:54:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/3/2005 8:57:28 AM EDT by mini14jac]
I work for a large, well known company with offices or plants in most countries of the world.
I guarantee that every one of you has used some of our products in the last year.

Over the the last 10 years, we've gotten less than 3% total in raises.
Considering that inflation has averaged 4% for each of those years, not to mention increasing healthcare costs, and other costs-of-living.....
The hourly workers here are in the hole.
It's depressing.

Our company creed bacame greed many years ago.

Why am I still here?
I can start drawing retirement in a couple of years if I want.

And, they could start giving raises again any time.
Ha!Ha!Ha! That was funny!
Whooo. Made myself laugh.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 9:01:50 AM EDT
10% percent here
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 9:05:32 AM EDT
Well, I just started my new job as an EMT @ 6.09/hr , which is much less than the $10.15 I was making at the grocery store. However this new job I will have MUCHO overtime, so it all evens out in the end.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 9:10:21 AM EDT
havent you been bitching about your pay for the last few years? maybe i should call up your office and tell 'em your WAAAAAAY overpaid,,,
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 9:13:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/3/2005 9:14:14 AM EDT by BeetleBailey]

Originally Posted By lostwildcat:
havent you been bitching about your pay for the last few years? maybe i should call up your office and tell 'em your WAAAAAAY overpaid,,,



Nope, in all honesty - I'm still underpaid . Just, less underpaid.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 9:58:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ZootTX:
Well, I just started my new job as an EMT @ 6.09/hr , which is much less than the $10.15 I was making at the grocery store. However this new job I will have MUCHO overtime, so it all evens out in the end.



Uhh not really dude, if you make $6.09 per hour your time and a half rate is only $9.14/hour unless you make double time on overtime you are losing out.

$6.09/hour + 15 hours overtime @ $9.14 = $19796.40/year = $9.51/ hour
$10.15/hour = $21112/year

Unless you are getting wicked benefits you should go back to the store.

$6.09/hour seems really low for an EMT is that common?
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 10:01:52 AM EDT
10% raise + 10% bonus + wifey started working again. Fuel for the BRD.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 10:11:43 AM EDT
I went from $6.50 an hour to about 200 bucks a day 2-3 days a week. The gas station sucked. Now I'm back in the familys heating and air company. I'll be here till I get on the FD, PD, or EMS.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 10:21:45 AM EDT
I found a new job that pays 18.5% more, so I feel pretty happy about it. Before that I was usually getting in the 3-5% range per year.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 10:22:33 AM EDT
We got a 4% COL increase after being frozen since 2002!
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 3:43:55 PM EDT
I went from $25,000 a year to $54,000 a year . . . but I DID switch jobs/careers
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