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Old 02-22-2007, 02:49 PM   #21
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Re: Put them on notice

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The reason for this is that you can't get a requisition for to fill an open position until it is in fact open.
Man, and I thought the military's alleged "personnel management" system was screwed up.

Once upon a time I was told that I couldn't get a new drain valve for a military toilet until I turned in an old drain valve. The Supply Officer eventually regretted preaching that policy at me.

Steve, your post has been a real eye-opener. By any chance are you employed at a publicly-traded company whose stock may be available for shorting?


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Re: Put them on notice
Old 02-22-2007, 02:56 PM   #22
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Re: Put them on notice

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...Steve, your post has been a real eye-opener. By any chance are you employed at a publicly-traded company whose stock may be available for shorting?
Take your pick...they are all about the same. :

Work? I don't have time to work....I'm retired.
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Re: Put them on notice

When the money (raise pool) is divided, I have seen people targeting ret get short-changed on the raise. The money is used to retain other employees. Money is the biggest retention tool.

Granted your raise may have been only a %, but it could affect you if you have a traditional pension plan since the amount is often calculated using an average of the last x years times a percentage for each year of service. Bottom line is that the last few years of wages have a real finanacial impact. Granted, it is a small amount, but it is real.

And by the way... when it comes to dividing the money up in large departments and Mid-size to large corps, your boss has only partial input... they often cannot override the mob (other mgmt). In other words, despite your immediate bosses intentions, they could be overriden

Also, if you change your mind and dlay the ret, this same situation is liable to haunt you going forward for the same reason. They are likely to believe you have only delayed the ret decision. The same raise situation will occur the next year.

I have seen it happen!

One final note: no one will ever tell you that it occurred.


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