…and she had some serious news to discuss with me.
I got a 10% raise. This is on top of the 12% I earned at my annual review. And the promotion I received last October after finishing B-school. I tried to eek another 2% out, but no dice. I did however also get approval to take a certification course I’m interested in at company expense and the Monday mornings off I’ll need to attend the training part.
I just need to plan a nice weekend away for the wife and myself to celebrate.
Nobody in my organization (over 1,000 employees) has received a raise in the past 5 years. My net salary is now 5% less than it was 5 years ago, thanks to raising deductions. Inflation has been 10.2% in that time.
Can you tell I work for a government funded organization? You know - those overpaid civil servants?
I dunno, I hate to defend Rand Rover even indirectly, but the post in question (not RR’s, the downer post) was kind of threadshitting. It’s like interrupting an engagement announcement by mentioning how horrible your marriage is.