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View Poll Results: annual raise status
No annual raises at my company (merit or COL) 8 7.92%
My company does some sort of annual raise 93 92.08%
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Old 01-29-2019, 01:48 PM
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And yet you're still there?
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And yet you're still there?
People stay in jobs for reasons other than money, complacency, laziness, etc., oh also location.
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People stay in jobs for reasons other than money, complacency, laziness, etc., oh also location.
Fair enough.
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Checking back in and it looks like we ended up with just under 10% of respondents reporting no annual raises at their company, pretty sad for us!
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I won’t know mine until May or June.
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I won’t know mine until May or June.
the question wasnt what yours is personally, but rather your company offers them at all in some standardized way.
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Do they give big bonuses instead or what?
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the question wasnt what yours is personally, but rather your company offers them at all in some standardized way.
Whoops, there’s another similar thread on here and it seems I got lost.
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Do they give big bonuses instead or what?
I imagine it depends how far up the ladder you are.
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I don't really understand why everyone is so against this. It's not like no raises are going to be given. Just not a one size fits all 2%-4% COLA adjustment. The COLA raise was never high enough to keep talent anyway. So for those that aren't on the bottom rung, I would assume your opportunities haven't changed at all. Maybe they've even improved.

Makes total sense to me that if you hire someone and they're not worth what you're paying them (even harder to gauge talent in an interview than while working), you give them a raise anyway. Or when good employees get lazy, you're going to give them the same X% they would have earned if they actually did work. Even if you move that X% by + 1% for good behavior. That's hardly enough to motivate talent.

That said I would certainly leave if I didn't get a raise. Actually happened once, company was trying to save on costs so they didn't give raises that year.
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