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jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 2:56 PM, May 15th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

How often do people get pay raises?

I have worked in various jobs where pay raises were built in like steps... you worked to a certain level and got the pay raise.

I don't think I've ever worked where I had to "ask" for a pay raise.

As a teacher each year is considered a level of experience and you step up to the next salary... assuming they haven't frozen the raises for the last 8 years like they have in my district.

Gaby's question got me curious.


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Default  Posted: 3:18 PM, May 15th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Pay is very restricted at my company. Raises and promotions have been suspended many times but there really only is a single time of year where you might get a raise and you are always in competition with everyone else.


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Default  Posted: 3:23 PM, May 15th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

We all get 2-3% at the start of our fiscal year but every few years our company does an audit to make sure you're getting comparable pay. Like if you're a director, do you make what other directors around the nation make. So a few years ago I got 10%.


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Default  Posted: 3:32 PM, May 15th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Pay is very restricted at my company. Raises and promotions have been suspended many times but there really only is a single time of year where you might get a raise and you are always in competition with everyone else.

Ours is structured a lot like this. We haven't had raises every year and when we do its a max of 3%- and that's only for the folks that basically live in the office.


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Default  Posted: 9:13 PM, May 15th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I was told when I started this job that there are annual reviews done at the anniversary date of hire. The highest amount for a raise I've heard mentioned is 4%, with it most likely being 3% instead.

Most people in the warehouse don't make it through the 3 month probationary period, much less last for 1 year. But even if they do, 3% of less than $10/hr means something like a 30-40 cent per hour raise. For the salaried positions, it typically comes to less than $100 a month increase.

Otoh, I recently changed positions in the office, and I got a raise with the new position. Not a great one, because my salary wasn't great to start with, but something like 5.3%. The really sad thing is that I'm now apparently making what the woman I've replaced was, and she worked for the company for 4 years. (I've been there 8 months).

I'm really, really hoping I won't be around at the 1 year mark, to see if I get another 3% or 4%.


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Default  Posted: 9:24 PM, May 15th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

We have annual pay reviews. There's typically a pool of 2 or 3% that managers have to divvy up among their staff. High performers might get 4% while a low performer might not get anything. It all has to average out to the pool percentage.

At the same time, managers have the opportunity to make adjustments in order to get people in line with the market range for their roles.

At any other time of the year, raises are only from promotions.


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Default  Posted: 9:44 PM, May 15th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Working for a government, we get regular annual increases until we max out. Every 5 years, they do a survey of local salaries and make any adjustments they feel necessary. They also look at perqs like paid parking, health club memberships, etc. Everything has to be very FAIR.


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Default  Posted: 9:53 PM, May 15th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

At the corporation I worked for, I have always have been paid based on an annual review and performance. If you didn't perform well enough to get at least an increase every year, it would look bad.


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Default  Posted: 11:04 PM, May 15th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Pay raise? What's that?

Seriously - I have not had a raise at my job since I was hired nearly 5 years ago.


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Default  Posted: 8:51 AM, May 16th (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Too _Trusting...

I haven't had a pay raise since I started in this district... so I'm in the same boat as you...

Even 3% would be nice compared to 0%.


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Default  Posted: 11:49 AM, May 16th (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

We get increases annually with the budgeted amount being 2.9%. It is based on performance so some people get less, some people get more (not much, but a little more), and some get nothing (rare). I believe about 4 years ago the company didn't give raises due to budget issues. I think that's the only time that's ever happened. Last year I got the budgeted amount(2.9%) but this year I was given over budget (3.5%).


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