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My Reaffirmation That I'm In The Wrong Business

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Pete Incaviglia, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    My wife works for a bank. She's a teller. Ok, head teller. So she oversees three other tellers and still performs teller duties herself.

    Anyway, yesterday, she received a three per cent raise and her annual bonus: More than $2,000. For being a teller.

    Know what we got? Nothing. Not a card. Not a gift certificate. Nothing.

    Our raise in January, as per our collective agreement? Less than two per cent.


    YGBFKM Guest

    Lots of people aren't getting raises, or paychecks. Could be worse.
  3. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    Very, very true. Which is why today we spent some of that bonus on toys we donated to a mission I'm fond of in town.
  4. Lieslntx

    Lieslntx Active Member

    I am 42 and make $7.36 an hour while putting myself through college.

    Pick your battles.
  5. Lieslntx

    Lieslntx Active Member

    Of course, we all know I am not in the business, so I really can't comment here.

    But I'm just saying ...
  6. Den1983

    Den1983 Active Member

    There's a lot people these days who find themselves "in the wrong business", I'm sure.
  7. Bob Slydell

    Bob Slydell Active Member

    Yeah, but even in good times, Pete's situation probably wouldn't be much different I'm afraid.
  8. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    That's why she wears kneepads.
  9. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member


    This isn't new. It's just magnified during a recession. Journalism/newspapers couldn't/wouldn't do it in the best - ok, average - of times.
  10. BigRed

    BigRed Active Member

    I got a 3 percent cut this year. And with all the furloughs going around, I consider myself lucky. You should too.
  11. Den1983

    Den1983 Active Member

    We had a salary freeze this year, and another one is all but certain for next year.
  12. bagelchick

    bagelchick Active Member

    Seriously. You have a job. Be grateful. When I was employed, I didn't get a raise for 4 years.
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