Thursday 23 July 2020

Another Year, Another Pay Cut

So, it is the anniversary of the last time that I got a pay raise (technically yesterday). I last got a pay raise on my July 22, 2014 paycheque. 

So, each year I note this anniversary and look at my paycheque and see that the number, the pay rate is the same. 

I still make the same amount per hour and I still make the same per sale that I process. That has not changed in six years.

First of all, I am thankful that I am still employed and I like my job, I like my company and I like my boss, and co-workers. I have my complaints but all in all, everything is okay.

My point, and the reason why I raise this every year is that I don’t think that I got worse in the performance of my duties in the past year.

So, why am I expected to work for less, when in fact I have increased in value to my company? 

The longer I work for my company, in my current job, the more experience, job-wisdom and expertise I gain in doing what I do.

Every time someone (like me) raises the point of “pay increase tied to inflation” people come out of the woodwork saying that would lead to unchecked inflation and a spiral of price increases.

It is almost as if they are saying that workers should and must work for less as time goes on. That this is the only way the current system works. 

If that’s true than the current system is busted and I want a new one.

It is also with this in mind that I (and now my darling dearest, Kim) are working to found The House and Our Town, in order to correct things, or at least do so in a small part of the world. 

I know that I will never get a raise while working for my current boss, as after a certain amount of time you just know that you have topped out.

That and with all of the hullabaloo that Boss has been making about drop in revenue and Boss himself not getting paid, I know that I am just lucky to remain employed.

I am thankful and, as I said, I do like my job, I just don’t think I deserve to be mandated to make less and less as time goes on.

As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward!

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