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What was Your Biggest Raise?

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

  1. dshin

    dshin Senior member

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    I recently changed positions in my company. Went from a sales director (leading a sales team) to a hedge analyst/trader on our capital markets team. Salary more than tripled. BUT my overall income will be reduced by about 30-40% since I went from a salary + commission pay structure to salary + end of yr bonus structure.
     
  2. cretaceous_cretin

    cretaceous_cretin Senior member

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    I worked as a software engineer making $36K. I decided to start working on a contract basis and went to $80K in 1985. I have been doing the contract gig ever since then. (The numbers are for W2; 1099 basis was $108K for 1985.)
     
  3. imatlas

    imatlas Senior member

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    Before starting a new job I negotiated a 25% raise based on the cost of commuting from California to New Jersey, maintaining a second apartment, etc. By the time I started a couple of months later, a reorg had occurred and the hiring manager was elsewhere. Nobody ever mentioned commuting to the NJ office again, in fact I wound up working from home most of the time. I kept the raise.
     
  4. Eason

    Eason Senior member

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    Jumped ship for greener pastures, got 100% raise.
     
  5. scientific

    scientific Senior member

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    i did 50-100% on last job switch depending how you figure. absolute joke raise this year of about 1%. looking to jump ship again for another 100%

    edit: and im by no means well paid
     
  6. GQgeek

    GQgeek Senior member

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    i did 50-100% on last job switch depending how you figure. absolute joke raise this year of about 1%. looking to jump ship again for another 100%

    edit: and im by no means well paid


    Same. And I'm realistically hoping for another a 25-30% bump when i just ship sometime in the coming year. [​IMG]
     

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