By Anonymous - 04/07/2012 16:41 - United States - Aurora

Today, I got a raise at work. It will bring my hourly wage to about a cent more per hour. Our CEO just reported record-breaking profits for the year. FML
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CVeNgineer 0

Hey, that's still one more cent you didn't have before

Do you work at a lemonade stand?


At least your job is secure, right?

Time to become the CEO of Original Post Inc.

Time to become the CEO of Original Post Inc.

If you work an average of 40 hours a week, that 20 extra dollars per year :D

Hey, I would take what I can get.

Is bob diamond your boss?

thatKidzmOm 10

Do you work for At&t? I sure know that feeling!!!

That's what I'm thinking. My Mom hasn't gotten a raise in 3 years despite exemplary reviews and the fact that her work is also making record breaking profits. Secure job = amazing. YDI for not understanding how corporations work.

CVeNgineer 0

Hey, that's still one more cent you didn't have before

A penny saved is a penny earned. Or, a penny earned, is pointless. Either way...

At 40 hours a week that's an extra $21 a year. Don't spend it all in one place.

Captain obvious reporting for duty X_X

MagicGiraffe 12


That's the right attitude. At 5 years, you'll make 100 more dollars

Meanwhile all that hard work is leeched from people like op to pay for bonuses.

CVeNgineer 0

You could always use the penny to throw into a wishing well and hope for more money

First! And wow that kinda sucks, I know how you feel about the raise thing though, hopefully you get another sometime soon!

Hiimhaileypotter 52

Actually you were third. Let me clue you in; the reason you're getting down-voted? Nobody likes the person who says "first!" when commenting. It isn't insightful. And it's just plain annoying. Sorry if I'm being a bitch, I just wanted to help you avoid future mistakes.

Hiimhaileypotter 52

At least you didn't get fired! Make every penny count. :P

A penny earned is a penny wasted. No. A penny saved is a penny dropped. No a penny wasted is a penny dropped. No. What was that thing again...?

A Penny and Leonard is a Sheldon frustrated...?

Do you work at a lemonade stand?

Well, it is a hot summer. Profits are up, and lemonade is in high demand.

When life gives you lemons... Hey it's free lemons

KiddNYC1O 20

That means the CEO is about 8 years old and a quarter goes a long way for them.

unknown_user5566 26

36- That's one accomplished 8 year old. :)

KiddNYC1O 20

40- Yeah if I worked at a lemonade stand I wouldn't want my CEO to be an old fart. =P

I don't know... Tim Horton's is killing it for lemonade, so I dont think a lemonade stand is gonna do too well.. They have advertising and monopolies... It would be tough... Lol

Wrong, 34. when god gives you lemons, YOU FIND A NEW GOD!

Habacadavarus 10

Dude, now I have to go find that video again. GODBERRY! KING OF THE JUICE!

How bout for Mr Krabs

RacistPancake 6

I'm the guy who's gonna burn your house down! With the lemons!

When life gives you lemons, throw them back and ask for apples.

Got any grapes?

When life gives you lemons... Ask for water and sugar.

Maybe your boss is trying to tell you something

Really?... Please, don't hold back your emotions.

#7 Coincidentally, that is the same exact thought I had when i read your comment.

We found Stephen Hawkings. Oh wait, never mind.

unknown_user5566 26

World of Warcraft just World of Warcraft? ;)

Self proclaimed grammar nazi yet no punctuation...

BubbleGrunge 18

It's almost like what is the point? I know you should be grateful for any raise especially with how bad the economy is, but I think I would tell them to keep the penny, I'm good.

Well if OP works 40/week and 52 weeks a year its a full 21 dollars, almost.

BunchieRules 31

That may have been the CEO's intentions, though, to convince OP to not ask for a raise again. But I'm pretty sure that's illegal...

It's not illegal to give someone a raise at any amount.

kmart011 2


Hey, all those pennies add up after a while. A long, long while...

hwkfan1 10