What was Your Biggest Raise?

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by greekgeek, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    one job to another 20%

    within the same job 13%

    should be noted we are not working with large dollar figures
     


  2. yachtie

    yachtie Senior member

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    Are we talking performance bonuses or salary?
     


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  4. thenanyu

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    100%
     


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  6. unjung

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    So on a related note, I am guessing you all never disclosed what you were making previous to your jumps. Or did the offer makers not care and simply offer a market driven wage rate?

    I did, because at the previous gig, I was brought on to do task A and ended up doing A through F. At this company, I was brought on to do A through F, and so felt good about asking for that amount of comp. Now I'm finding I'm doing A through M. [​IMG]
     


  7. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    In the four year period of Y2K to 04, about 550%. Sadly, I'm locked in for only 6% for the next five years (on my base. Bonuses are performance dependent).
     


  8. thenanyu

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    In the four year period of Y2K to 04, about 550%. Sadly, I'm locked in for only 6% for the next five years (on my base. Bonuses are performance dependent).

    Rich bastard.
     


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    100% by switching companies..I sometimes wish I didn't do that move though
     


  10. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Rich bastard.

    It's easy to have a big % increase when you start at $1.00.
     


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    alanjav Senior member

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    I'm set for life.

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    at one point during college i was making around $10/hr. within 6 months i was making over $30/hr and the change took place right before summer so I was able to work 40+ hours.
     


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    Stu Senior member

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    I got an 80% raise in my last job change, and at my 1 year review, I got a 5% raise in salary, and bonus was bumped up by another 7% or so.
     


  14. Michigan Planner

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    I'm still in my first real career type job since and my raises have all been pretty meager - about 2% as yearly step raises. Unfortunately, we've also had 2.5% pay cuts each of the previous two years so after being here four years and finishing grad school within that time, I earn about the same as when I started.

    It looks like some promotions might finally be available within the next 6 months or so, and if things go right, I could be looking at about a 38% raise which is huge in my line of work.
     


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    I'm still in my first real career type job since and my raises have all been pretty meager - about 2% as yearly step raises. Unfortunately, we've also had 2.5% pay cuts each of the previous two years so after being here four years and finishing grad school within that time, I earn about the same as when I started.

    It looks like some promotions might finally be available within the next 6 months or so, and if things go right, I could be looking at about a 38% raise which is huge in my line of work.


    Is your job planning what neighbourhoods to plow under?
     


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