Wednesday, May 10, 2006

I received a raise! Soooo, what?

The angel on my shoulder says that I should appreciate the 3% pay increase I received today. He says that the company is going through a restructuring process and needs the money to help improve and rebuild the company. Why, with the raise freeze for 12 months back in 2003, He says I should be grateful to even get one this year. The company isn't even making money, it's losing money. Besides, he hears that is the average for most of company, and even America. 3%?! Sooo what?! The devil shouts. You received 3.5% last year, what happened this year? That's not even beating inflation! If you want to help your money grow, and have an early retirement you will need to protect it from, and beat inflation! Saving and investing isn't good enough, you need increase your income! You deserve more than that! Why, you should demand a bigger raise and quit if they don't. It's always a never ending battle with these two...

2 comments:

makingourway said...

ladder, the job market is reaching a competitive peak right now.
find a new job with a company that's making money or values you more. the three hours ittakes to dust off an old resume could give you a 10-20% pay raise with an improved career path.
good luck,
makingourway

John said...

That's what the devil says. And even the angel says I need to keep my resume up to day. But the angel says it's good job that i'm fortunate to have and points out that i'm comfortable there...