Wednesday, February 6, 2008

I Got A Raise...

Well it seems that I only find my blog when I'm having a bad time and this post is no exception...

I got notified today that I will receive a raise today effective on my next paycheck. Normally people are happy when they find out that they're getting raises but not me! No... I got my yearly raise and it amounts to about forty dollars a month assuming I work all of my scheduled hours which, I might add, is a very unsafe assumption...

I really hate to be sour over this as I could have received no raise at all... I should probably be thankful and, trust me, I've tried... However, the fact that my raise doesn't even cover the increase in the cost of gas puts a serious damper on my raise celebration. And, of course, this raise does not take into consideration things like hard work or the fact that I earned a degree and should be making double what I am... It's just the standard 'you qualified' raise.

I don't know what I expected or whether I expected anything at all but this raise feels far more like a slap in the face than a recognition of achievement. I can't understand why a company that had record earnings all year last year and is on par to do it again thus far this year would treat its employees in this manner. I've always heard that HP is a great employer but I've yet to see it in my six years...

I've said it many times and will do so many more, I'm sure; I need a new job.
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