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How are pay raises given at your employer ? #4102275 05/20/16 08:02 PM
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It's that time of the year when the boss gives pay raises to employees. It's been between 3-5% every year to each person. Everyone gets the same increase to avoid any bickering as to why Sally got a half % more than Tom (and someone goes Postal, LOL just kidding). This year everyone gets 4.6% whether you have 2 or 25 years with the company.

I understand how pay increases work at a union job via the labor contract with employer...

How does your boss at a non union job give pay raises ?


Re: How are pay raises given at your employer ? [Re: Mr Nice] #4102280 05/20/16 08:05 PM
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I haven't got a raise in years. They are almost non-existant in my line of work.


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Re: How are pay raises given at your employer ? [Re: Mr Nice] #4102285 05/20/16 08:17 PM
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Pay Raise? They still give those? shrug


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Re: How are pay raises given at your employer ? [Re: Mr Nice] #4102289 05/20/16 08:20 PM
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Im maxed out at my current position. But they Just Said their going to start a New Pay Raise SCale This year.

For newbies its 3 raises, once every 6 months, unless you change positions.


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Re: How are pay raises given at your employer ? [Re: Mr Nice] #4102293 05/20/16 08:23 PM
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The company I was at before would give a fixed amount and the Dept. Manager would decide, based on work, yeah, of course who got raises. Some people would get 6% , some 2% and some 10%. It was a very unfair system. Alot of corruption. Dept. Manager had favorites.



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Re: How are pay raises given at your employer ? [Re: Mr Nice] #4102307 05/20/16 08:41 PM
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I've never relied upon someone else to dictate my income.

Re: How are pay raises given at your employer ? [Re: Mr Nice] #4102309 05/20/16 08:43 PM
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When I was a cop, it was whenever the county commission would offer us one. Which was never. In 8 years, I think I saw 2 annual raises (1-2%) , and one pay cut(3%).

Also, a 15 year deputy made the exact same amount as a 2 year deputy, which was terrible for morale and retention.


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Re: How are pay raises given at your employer ? [Re: Mr Nice] #4102313 05/20/16 08:48 PM
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with my promotion I got about 10k a year more and salary but before was 1$ raise a year. havnt been meeting vacancy goals the past few nonths so no bonuses though. Don't expect those to be back for at least a year.


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Re: How are pay raises given at your employer ? [Re: Mr Nice] #4102317 05/20/16 08:52 PM
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Where I work we got 2% raise. on the other hand the the company COO got nearly a 100% increase in pay. Talk about upper management exercising their license to steal.

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I work for the Federal Gov't and many of my group are in the same position, started at the same time, and make the same pay. Our supervisors pretty freely share the pay grade for their position, which, combined with seniority, lets one figure them out too if they wanted. Plus the job description online listed an actual $ figure, none of this "hey we're competitive" junk. A huge draw.

OT and the gravy jobs are how supervisors reward above-averageness.

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I work in the mental health field. What's a pay raise?

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Where I used to work the "cost of living raise" didn't keep up with what our health insurance went up.


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Re: How are pay raises given at your employer ? [Re: Pop_Rivit] #4102338 05/20/16 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted By: Pop_Rivit
I've never relied upon someone else to dictate my income.


So you won the lottery?

Otherwise somewhere in there you are dependent on another person.


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Re: How are pay raises given at your employer ? [Re: Mr Nice] #4102342 05/20/16 09:30 PM
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I work for a DOD contractor. Our pay is set by what they call AWD or Area Wage determination. They set the pay scale by the average pay of workers in the same field in your area. I haven't had a raise in 6 years.


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Re: How are pay raises given at your employer ? [Re: Mr Nice] #4102357 05/20/16 09:54 PM
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When I was with former company for most years I got 2 pay raises a year, I doubled my salary in 7 years. I think my salary increased faster than anyone in our group of about 50-55 engineers. I also got higher stock options and grants every year too.


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