Originally posted by miniatus
The pay raises appear to be minimal at best .. $900 per year in most cases.. as much as I want to, I can't find myself angry about this... $75 per month .. $37.50 per pay check .. before taxes mind you.. hell, perhaps this will put them in a better mood so things get done..
We have far more pressing issues than a tiny pay increase
edit on 12/28/2012 by miniatus because: (no reason given)
What exactly have they done to deserve a pay raise?
At most companies an employee is reviewed and based on their performance, as well as other factors, a pay raise is discussed and/or given. So please tell us, what exactly has Biden done to deserve a pay raise? What has Congress done?
I was one of the best at my previous job that I held for 20 years. In that 20 years, not once, did I get pay raise. At my current job, after 1 year I can get a pay raise. However, that pay raise at most will be .25 cents per hour.
You say "perhaps this puts them in a better mood to get things done" and I say that is an unbelievably naive and foolish statement to make. What exactly do they have to feel bad about? They make a triple figure salary per year, have the best healthcare, are legally permitted to engage in insider trading practices, get more vacation time and days off that I have seen in my lifetime, and after they are finished with this current job they will continue to be paid. I would argue that they should already be in a great mood and have failed miserably.