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Old 05-18-2005, 12:50 PM   #41
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I had one manager that was annoyed that I sometimes managed people to 'game the review system' (her words). My comment was to change the way you measure people if managing them to the way they're currently measured isnt pleasing. :
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Re: Stupid #&%!!$% Job!!!
Old 05-19-2005, 11:51 AM   #42
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At my work the Director sets the raises BEFORE he even sees the supervisors reveiws. Less than useless. My boss keeps his reviews under ten minutes because of that.
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Old 05-19-2005, 12:14 PM   #43
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Re: Stupid #&%!!$% Job!!!

Ah, nothing like a fine example of merit to start off the day. So what exactly motivates people?

Run.

Run away.
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Old 05-19-2005, 12:18 PM   #44
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They have my loyalty for 3 more years (pension vests), the pension and 401(k) match is addicting. And I do enjoy the actual work that I do.
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The department is given a 'pool' of 3% to 4% of salary.
Our average raise is 4% this year. If you are a "star" performer, you might get 6%. The company says that they will increase the workforce by 40% because of record sales and the desire to grow the business but keep the raises to a manageable level. My interpretation is that they are willing to pay more for new employees.
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My interpretation is that they are willing to pay more for new employees.
And this comes as a complete surprise to you?* * Common wisdom dictates that increasing one's earned income is achieved through changing employers, not performance (or even superstar performance).
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No a surprise. I am not really thrilled about looking for another job.
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Our average raise is 4% this year. If you are a "star" performer, you might get 6%.
I like how you said "might."* If you are a "star" performer, what are you doing killing yourself for a company that "might" give you a reward?*

I know a lot of "star" self-employed performers that double their business and give themselves a 50% to 100% raise.

I can understand killing yourself when you do it for yourself, but I'll never understand how an employee can want to sacrifice himself for the hope of getting a pat on the back by his owner and being thrown a 6% treat.
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I know a marketing manager who spends 10 hours at work and brings his work home so that he can do more work during nights and weekends. I tell him that he's nuts. He says that he wants to move up and make more money so that he can retire early. He is signle and in his mid 30s. I guess he has the energy to do that.

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Hey Jay, it's nice to see you back.
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