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I had to interview for a job I've been doing for 4 years last week to get the actual promotion. (But it's still July?)

Today I find out I won't get a raise until September 22nd. They freeze promotion in August since it's our annual review/raise period and they won't have time to push it through until September.

Meanwhile I've been sending out resumes like crazy because things have gotten weird here (DUH) I might get another job and never know what my raise would have been here for a jobe I've been doing for 4 years.

Last year we got the first raise we've had in 3 years. Mine was 1.3% because I'm topped out in my range. :rolleyes:

You have to love the corporate world and the way they think..... :thumbsdow


I know I have to be thankful for the job I have and I am lucky. It's just so frickin' weird how these decisions are made.
 

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stranger things have happened ;). If you staying there and finding out the raise is meant to be then it will happen - but sometimes moving on to a new job is more fulfilling. Or like a close friend of mine - he had finally bought a nice house and then his company is bought out and downsized. He survived the first downsizing but not the second. He was in MI and interviewed for jobs in Mass. and Cali. The companies he interviewed with were paying for his plane fare and stuff and he finally took the job in california. Talking with him - he never thought that he would live outside of MI (it wasn't in his plans anyway), but he and his wife are happy with the move and the money (and he sold his house in MI). Sorry to ramble - I guess what I am trying to say is sometimes things happen for a reason; and we don't always know what the reason is.
 

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I know what you mean Sniper. I got a call about a job in Morgantown VW for more money. It's an area I would love to live in and it's got me thinking.
 

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Congratulations on the promotion SH! :thumbup1: Its always nice to get a raise! I'm sure there are many that can relate to you. Around here the only way to get a raise is to go out and interview for other jobs. If you've got an offer on the table, my company comes running with open hands and wallets to keep you around. Most everyone I know here has done this at least once. Some 3 times!
 

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My company never negotiates. Infact, when you state you might be taking another offer they say there is the door! They've lost some people that crippled the company by taking their knowledge with them.

I think I need to leave!
 

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I hate my job too and had one with the US Post Office and turned it down. All my friends tell me I was crazy for that. It was a pay cut to go work at the Post Office as a Mechanic. I had to take 2 tests to get to the point were I told them no. I make OK money now but I want more money. The US Post Office lost me at you have to work 3PM to Midnight.

I want another job but am a long term employee of the one I am at. I hate change and that is what keeps me there.
 

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Congrats, Sang Run.

I think the accounting firms a.k.a. consulting firms have always been shortsighted and greedy. I was on the client end and often had to put some of the senior managers and partners in their place. I hate to phrase it that way, but that's the way it was.

Regular corporations are not perfect either, but I think most are much better places to work and the egos are usually in better check.
 
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