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Old 06-04-2018, 11:33 AM
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Just another way employers try to penny-pinch you.
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Old 06-04-2018, 11:36 AM
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Just another way employers try to penny-pinch you.
Kinda what I meant by "HR running things", although when it's an HR policy, I allow for two possibilities:

1) Somebody understood what would happen and is penny-pinching
2) HR just really isn't thoughtful enough to run through the various scenarios and understand the impact of the policies they're putting in place
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I am surprised that such a policy has survived from being challenged.
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I have a question for the AO regarding this situation:

I recently received a promotion and was given a % based raise about a month before my performance evaluation. Given my performance evaluation, I was set to receive an additional X% raise, but have been told that since I recently got promoted I would be receiving a prorated raise of only X%/12 (for the 1 month).

Is this standard? I was told this was an HR rule and my manager was genuinely apologetic regarding the timing.
That's pretty weird. I have seen people get no "merit raise" because they were close to a promotion. That's not how it was messaged to the associate but that's what happened behind the scenes. I guess compared to that scenario, you made out better.
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how it was messaged to the associate
Anybody have a link to the heinous business-speak thread?
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Old 06-04-2018, 12:11 PM
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Anybody have a link to the heinous business-speak thread?
lol thought someone would pick up on that. The sad part is I really can't think of the human way to say that. Been doing this shit too long.
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Update: I did speak with my manager again about this and it seems like it is just a silly HR rule and they made a mistake by not waiting to promote until after the evaluation date. Luckily it is a minor amount anyways and not worth causing a big fuss over. Also, I was told that he would try to make up the difference in an extra bonus at the end of year. Thanks for the responses.
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For clarification an example would be:

I received 7% raise for the promotion.
My salary is now 50,000*(1.07) = 53,500

The performance evaluation gave me a 2% raise.
My salary should have been 53,500*(1.02) = 54,570

But, they prorated the raise to be 2%/12 (.16667%)
My salary is now 53,500*(1.0016667) = 53,589.17
This is insane. Any normal place would calculate your raise as:

50,000*(.02)*(11/12) + 53,500*(.02)*(1/12) = 1,005.83
for a total salary of 53,500 + 1,005.83 = 54,505.83.

They're basically punishing you for getting promoted.

Expect that they will continue to pull crap like this for as long as you work for them.
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Just another way employers try to penny-pinch you.
How much did that fake moustache cost?
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Update: I did speak with my manager again about this and it seems like it is just a silly HR rule and they made a mistake by not waiting to promote until after the evaluation date. Luckily it is a minor amount anyways and not worth causing a big fuss over. Also, I was told that he would try to make up the difference in an extra bonus at the end of year. Thanks for the responses.
That's such bs...
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