Skip to comments.What Your Boss Really Means By "No One Is Getting A Raise."
Posted on 07/07/2015 5:08:35 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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It means find another occupation, this one you are not obviously excelling in, or swallow your arrogance and enjoy your family and just get the paycheck - God wants your focus to be family, not career.
f. I have a goal to maintain expenses on the P&L to XX% of revenue, and if I do I get a bonus and stock options.
And you still won’t get a raise. You will just be lucky if the boss doesn’t just remind you about how hard times are, how fortunate you are to have ANY job, how you can always go to work at McDonald’s for $15/hour if you don’t like it here, how he DID let you leave 1/2 hour early on Christmas Eve, etc., etc.
Date his daughter.
The only way I ever goat a decent raise was getting a new job. That is the only time you can really negotiate a wage. I will take a low ball offer just to get a pay check while actively seeking a new job. it is a dog eat dog world.
I remember our VP’s announced that there would be no Christmas party this year because profits were down. We would all have to sacrifice...blah..blah.
Later I saw them at a very ritzy restaurant with their spouses for a Christmas party.
Liberals have no moral issue with lying so long as they think they mean well. They are protecting the company.
B an D are the most common ones for me.
Another should be “I wasn’t bowed to and worshipped enough by you.” The state government way.
A common attitude out there in HR land is that the purpose of the company is to pay people what they would like to be paid, and to ensure that everyone is provided with all of the benefits that they deserve. These people are usually shocked when they discover that the perfect social welfare company is going out of business.
Is lying to your face worse than lying behind it?
I had a boss that told everyone we were getting across the board 10% pay cuts. Come to find out he and his wife gave themselves huge raises so payroll stayed the same.
These days, it is more appropriate to date his son.
As my company’s payroll stayed flat, I’ve negotiated a greater percentage working at home. Now work from home in IT 90%+ of the time, only coming in on planned days for service matters you can’t do remotely.
As I explained, it saves me 2 hours of driving a day, gas, tolls, and reduces childcare on those days like after school care.
I also realize many people can’t negotiate that type of thing. But if you can’t get a raise, see what you can get in lieu of it.
The $500 a month in childcare I’ve saved by this strategy is more than the pay raises I might have received.
Blah, blah, blah - he’s still the boss. Period.
Problem is you can’t get the son pregnant out of wedlock.
Exactly. I got crap 1.5% or 2% raises for years while the executive team was getting 5 figure bonuses. I got fed up with it and changed jobs twice in 2 years and increased my salary by 40% overall. I used to be an old fashioned company man loyal to the bone, now I am looking at least once a week for any opportunity that pays at least 20% more.
Jumping around is the only way. It is a rigged game. If you do stay too long the new hires end make MORE than the ones that have been around for 5 years. It is a stupid game.
“swallow your arrogance”
Wanting a raise is arrogance? What are you, some kind of commie that thinks everyone should be working for the “common good”, meaning the “ruling elite???
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