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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.
best way to get a raise is go out and get an offer from a competitor. That netted me 12K recently.
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..........
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. :(
$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.
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.
I didn't know whether to laugh or cry when I read this poll question.
Does everyone see the alarming statistic in this pool results chart? 16% of all voters are not working. How much of that, I wonder, is due to unemployment? That's a startling number.
Going on three years now. Despite successful perfomance reviews. It ain't there. But that's OK, as long as gas doesn't go up, or food, or property tax, or insurance or medicine or ..did I say food? I just pretend I'm a tea partier practicing non spending.
Retired people have not had a cost of living raise in two or three years!
When I got posted overseas two months ago, I received a 60% raise for COLA and $800 per month for foreign post differential. I ain't complaining!
Raises happen when you establish yourself as being valuable to your employer.
And there you have it. No surprise there. Thank you Congress, Senate, Prez, and Supreme Court.
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