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Thursday, February 11, 2010

What do you plan to do with your raises

Anonymously asked:
What do you plan to do with your raise?

Note from Scooby: Hey original poster, it would good if you are the first to answer your own question.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

It doesn't even make up for the increased cost for medical and state tax they've started taking out of my paycheck but it's better then unemployment.

From what I've been told there won't be no good pay raises until the economy turns around.

That could be a long time since "Walk Away" is projecting with all the foreclosures that're about to come the housing market shouldn't turn around until 2035.

This 2035 date was reported on the local news two nighst ago along with some advise. If you want to know more as to why you should walk away, just listen

http://www.thinkbigworksmall.com/mypage/player/tbws/23088/1081232 and then visit http://www.youwalkaway.com/ There's a calculator there to help you make the decision.

Anonymous said...

I'll use it as a down payment on the increased monthly medical costs. Note I did say down payment.

Anonymous said...

Just got my raise today; it was 1.25% but now my out of pocket health care premium will go up because I now am in the next bracket.
So my 1.25% raise = -1.5% drop.
Makes sense?
Thanks George!

Anonymous said...

These minuscule raises don't even come close to matching the enormous boosts in salary that LLNS has been dishing out to upper management... all in private, of course. Gotta keep that all important corporate "proprietary information" thing intact, right, Georgie?

Anonymous said...

I'll use my meager raise to buy a good bottle of single malt scotch so I can occasionally forget just how totally messed up this place has become under LLNS "for-profit" management.

Anonymous said...

Well glad you guys got your 1-1.5%. I got nothing so things will be tight for another year.

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...

What was the package, 5%? Are some people (non-management) just getting shafted? I wonder how we are supposed to compete with China when we are demoralizing our workforce like this.

Anonymous said...

Package for 200 was 1.5%.

Anonymous said...

I feel your pain 2/12 8:38 AM!
Many of us have been convinced that being employed is good enough!
Many of us are also wise enough to know that is fine and dandy if the raises were low across the board but it is revolting to see managers make
more and the ones that do the work make less.

Anonymous said...

The idea is not for you to compete with China, the idea is to make you just like China's labor force whereby there's a very great divide between the haves and the have not. Don't you understand the housing market crash yet. To many people were going to have a good life by using their house as a bank and for goodness sakes the rich XXXXX couldn't have that, so not only did they take your only asset away but they're going to see the value of it never returns for the duration of your life. Word is 2035 before a rebound. In the meantime they're going to cry, we need more taxes if you want your government to make it all well again. Most fools will fall for this 1/2 cent increase here and 1/2 increase there and think all will be well. Got news for all you people. You're already paying almost 50% of you income to the government now to assure SOME get taken care of. Are you foolish enough to give up 75% of your income to them. The government is banking on a big YES vote from all of you. I'll vote NO on every tax increase for any reason until death.

Anonymous said...

I got 2.4 and change which is above bring in (after George's cut).Not sure what I am going to do with this whooping chunk of money but my fantasy would be to roll it up and shove up George's butt.

Anonymous said...

2.4% is an excellent raise these days at the Lab. You must be in management or security. The 200s package is about 1.5%.

Anonymous said...

It pays for half the medical increase, so I'm only losing half as much from the take home now.

Anonymous said...

Mull this news story below over as you stare at your tiny 1% raise:

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Feb. 18 (Bloomberg) -- The 400 highest-earning U.S. households reported an average of $345 million in income in 2007, up 31 percent from a year earlier, IRS statistics show.

The average tax rate for the households fell to the lowest in almost 20 years.
...................

Hmmm, I wonder if the Bechtel's are one of those very special 400 families in the US who make around $345 million each year? And what do they do with all that money?

Anonymous said...

"2.4% is an excellent raise these days at the Lab. You must be in management or security. The 200s package is about 1.5%."

That's really good...I've heard of several technical people working for our division got +4%, and these people work 9-5, take lunch, workout sessions in the afternoon, Starbucks coffee breaks late afternoon.

Yes I am envious and would like to join them.

scooby said...

What division are you in. Remember: you are anonymous, you can say that!

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