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Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Tucsondriver, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. Tucsondriver

    Tucsondriver Member

    So, nobody's actually saying it, but in my shop it just seems like its understand that we're not supposed to ask. With all the buyouts/layoffs fears and rumors swirling, there's a sense that it's just plain bad form to even think about raises. But if nobody asks, nobody gets em. Is not asking for raises the new etiquette?
  2. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    not even COL?
  3. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    We certainly didn't get COL raises this year.
  4. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    the place where i work gave me a COL after having been here just two months.

    i have to admit that surprised me just a little bit.
  5. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    What are these ``raises'' you speak of?
  6. Make them look you in the eye when they are screwing you over. Ask for it at the usual time.
  7. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    Buddy who works in a relative white-collar sweatshop, cubicle city, something out of Dilbert or The Office, was moaning about how his performance review pegs him at a raise of about 4.5 percent to 5 percent. But the company, in a nod to the economy, is going to only give him 3 percent.

    This is in some non-essential, 8-to-5, M-F environment. No one getting laid off either.

    Yeah, he's got it real rough. I just zipped my lip though. He is, after all, a buddy. More power to him.
  8. IGotQuestions

    IGotQuestions Member

    I'm getting a raise.

    In workload.
  9. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    Supposedly in October.

    A mere 3 percent.
  10. bob

    bob Member

    Aquaintence works at a Gatehouse shop that's currently negotiating a new contract. Their wage offer: 0 percent.
  11. NoOneYouKnow

    NoOneYouKnow Member

    I got a 2.5 percent raise and a 22 percent bonus.

    ...But I don't work for a newspaper, so that would explain it.
  12. SlickWillie71

    SlickWillie71 Member


    In the words of Ozzie Guillen, "hummph....please."
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