By fmjob - 17/08/2009 03:19 - United States
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I know the feeling. The reason is that you are a total doormat who doesn't have the guts to ask for real raises at appropriate intervals. My wife has been at the same place for 6 years and received two miniscule raises the whole time. She now makes 50 cents and hour more than the hobos who walk in off the street and do her job on other shifts. Since she is by far the most experienced person on the job, guess who all the hobos call when they have questions? Guess how much she makes when she is essentially training them on the phone? Zilch. Guess who pays for her cell phone minutes? Jolly, old Plexico. Read up on properly negotiating a raise. Your FML is contagious,
I used to work at a large insurance company and after two years of tiny raises I was actually making less than the people who walked in off the street. The company would bump up their starting rate of pay but wouldn't apply the new rate to the existing employees. They had a very high turnover rate. It was actually a really good job but raises were non-negotiable so I had to leave.
Here at CVS, we only get 2 percent raises a year. Considering you start at $7 and you have to nag your boss to give you your raise (I was due this April for my third raise), it's almost not worth the hassle. I think after 3 years of working there, I'll be making about $7.48... And that's IF the boss gets around to giving me my raise. Oh, and what do you know? The new hires are making like $7.30 thanks to the new pay raise. Go figure, at this rate, after their first year, the newbies will probably be making more than me. yay.
Going to college does not guarantee a good job. I go to University and my job is concession and catering which is worse than McDonald's. I'm trying to raise my child and pay bills with minimum wage for 2 years and no raise. If I negotiate, I might lose my job. Unfortunately my manager is an asshole and is always looking over my shoulder as if I don't know what I'm doing. New people get paid more than I do as well. Sure I'm lucky to have a job, but I still can hardly survive life with what I do.
I agree. Your life sucks. And so does mine. I've worked the same job for over three years and still make minimum wage. FML And fuck the recession too!
YDI for not pushing for a raise sometime in your three years. If you are good at your job and work hard your boss should give you a raise.