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Raises happen when you establish yourself as being valuable to your employer.
The only way to get a "raise" is to quit your job and get a similar one in another department with a higher pay range. That's kind of messed up.
There have been no merit or cost of living increases for a while now there.
Ditto...OR any government employer. Doesn't matter how much you contribute or do; if the employer is going broke, the employees are lucky to have a job and don't push for raises.
That is the way it used to be. In these economic times, not so much. There are lots of people out there without jobs that can replace most people at a lower rate of pay.
Unless you're a State of Kansas flunkie.
Retired people have not had a cost of living raise in two or three years!
For the state employees that I know, it's been 5 or 6 years. And that's just the ones that still have a job.
Some bosses have taken to begging people not to leave, promising that they'll make it up to them when the economy turns around. They say it used to work, but not since Brownback.
I didn't know whether to laugh or cry when I read this poll question.
I assume you're talking about a meaningful raise... the kind where you can actually afford to go out and buy something, or add an extra night at the movies every month to the family budget. That kind of "raise" hasn't happened in about 10 years.
I've had a handful of small pay raises--but either simultaneously, or shortly thereafter, there comes a health insurance cost increase that eats it right back up.
$3K mid-year raise two weeks ago. My first mid-year ever. Woohoo!!!
But yeah, it still doesn't make up for healthcare increases this year.
Let's see, between the county tax increase, gas price increase, westar about to go up, food prices increasing , and house insurance going up I guess I am making about what I made twenty years ago. :(
You have to ask yourself....how much do you love Lawrence and that "hometown" atmosphere?
Can you put a price on it?.....yes....you can.
And again.....How much do you love Kansas and that Midwestern (insert cliche) atmosphere?
Can you put..........
Well, since I got posted overseas from the KC area in May, my pay has jumped substantially. We get a 60% COLA and $800 per month post differential.
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