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Friday, February 26, 2010

How was your raise?

Anonymously contributed:

I'd like to hear about the raises again. Did anyone quit over the poor raises, or are they taking it in stride? Are people working less, or putting in resumes to other corporations? Anyone file an administrative review over a zero raise? Any luck?

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Got $25/month for a raise. I have been told for years I am the best.
The raises do not match the praises.

Anonymous said...

Got the same praises, but was ISPed in 2008.

Anonymous said...

I got nothing last year so no raise for 15 months since they extended the period. This year they instead of raise i get
$200 which for me comes out to .5% if they don't tax the extra two hundred. and believe me i have work my ass off these two years and all I ever want is some recognition meaning bin 2 and 1% percent raise. Got neither. It's hard to destroy my self-motivational way but they are starting to succeed.

Anonymous said...

Most people know it futile to complain because all you'll get from management is, "be glad you have a job". However I will tell you there are many who're saying, "well I guess I'll give them eight for eight and out the gate and not a minute more for any reason" and by the way, if you think I'm going to bust may ass for you poor planing or unreasonable deadlines and demand, think again clown. You can get in line with the rest of the JA's just like you. If that not good enough find yourself another lackey that'll kiss your feet cause your in the wrong cube / office bubba. Basically it's a nice way of telling each and everyone of these bozo's to go to Haiti's and have a good trip. Need help getting there, I'm sure I can muster up a working party to assure you won't be late. Have a good day !

Anonymous said...

NNSA wants cheaper labor at their "science" labs. Hiring a for-profit LLC management team was the best way to get it.

Why should anyone be surprised by the ultra-low raises? Just wait and see what they have planned for your future benefits!

Anonymous said...

Got a raise that turned into a drop in salary: it got me to the next bracket that makes me pay about 30% more for health benefits.
Net result: loss of .75%!!!!

Anonymous said...

"You should be glad you have a job" wont work forever!
As soon as the job market improves, the 20-40 somethings will have to be complete goofs to stay!
We have seen that happen during the dot com boom. LLNL scrambled to offer incentives to stop the bleeding and lure some of those who left!
"People are our most important asset"
sooner or later will disappear from the HR language because there is nothing to back that up!
"People are just another commodity" sounds more truthful!

Anonymous said...

Comparing your raise with the "bring in" percentage in the salary package is misleading. There is always other money available, e.g., "adjustment."

Considering the raises that go into management, you shouldn't be surprised that you didn't get the "bring in" if you're not in Group 1.

Anonymous said...

I work at Los Alamos. Since LANS arrived here I have received a $900 bonus per year. They have frozen my salary with the ranking they placed me in. I am no longer able to get base pay raises. They also forced me out the nuclear weapons program that I worked in for 30-years.

Anonymous said...

I think the real question should be "did anyone get a raise that kept up with the cost of living"

Anonymous said...

(1) LANS said they would be taking a percentage of staff salary (2 to 4%) to help pay for the losses in TCP1 starting by mid-April. Well, it is now early March and they have yet to say anything about how much we'll soon be forking over.

(2) LANS made a big deal about the ultra-low ratings for this fall's morale ("Engagement") survey, telling staff they would be rolling out big changes to "fix it" by early February. It's now March, and just as with the TCP1 contributions, nothing has really been said or done about it. It's all been swept under the rug and conveniently forgotten.


The for-profit corporate types now running the NNSA "science" labs are sucking the life out of the place with their extremely poor management. The only thing they care about are PBI metrics for safety and security so they can make their big bonuses.

No one left at LANL trust these guys and gals anymore. They only thing they have offered as a "fix" for the low morale is a new PR campaign launched with lots of fake happy faces.

Anonymous said...

We have a work life blog at LLNL that is full of happy people. That boosts my morale, or I might dwell on my raise only covering 33% of the increased cost of medical.

Anonymous said...

March 3, 2010 7:05 AM

Do you really think anyone is going to post how they really feel at the LLNL work life blog? These are people making points in hopes to be the director someday. Typical CEO material.

Anonymous said...

Just heard of another group of top rated scientists who are finally calling it quits and leaving for a better managed research institute.

The 'best of the best' staff seem to be fleeing with increasing urgency of late, not that the lab's upper management team seems to care one bit about any of this.

Anonymous said...

I got nothing. Sending out resumes as we speak.

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