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Monday, January 29, 2007

Are You Getting Paid What You're Worth?

Yep, it's that time of the year again folks; well, for some of us at least: It's job evaluation time. A moment where we, career-minded opportunists, have to take an objective, introspective view of ourselves and document it for our bosses to read. Should they agree that you are as fabulous as you say you are, you get a raise. If they don't, you will be 'subjected to a money freeze' or 'you are doing fine, however, current budgets have the company holding back monetary adjustments until Q2'.

Some people are so happy that they've even got a job, especially in the IT field, that they are content with collecting a paycheck every two weeks. This is irregardless of the dollar amount in the top, right-hand square marked: "Net Pay".

Are you getting paid what you are worth? I'll bet a lot of people out there wonder this everyday. The current rate that IT workers can expect this year for a raise is: 3.03%. That's up from the 2.5% that I got last year.

So go in to your evaluations with your eyes open, folks. Find out what you are really worth.

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3 Comments:

  • isn't that pronounced "what you're worth" or at least "what you are worth"? It's not being used as a possesive form of you, is it? ;)

    By Anonymous fett, at 3:04 PM  

  • Grammar nazi alert: Your headline should read "...what you're worth".

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:05 PM  

  • hahah. yip - you're right...
    I had a 'goof moment'
    Thanks for pointing it out..

    By Blogger AlRo, at 3:06 PM  

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