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!rant

So my employer just offered me a 57% raise out of the blue!
Last Friday, I got a meeting invite from the CEO (its a small 15 person company, so he looks after most of the management stuff) titled "{{myname}} - Salary Review". No agenda there. I was fuckin scared that maybe my salary will be chopped short due to the virus and shit. They recently let go of one guy in my team, and are about to hire two new guys. Also, my last raise was this January. So I didn't think any good could come out of this meeting.

I joined the zoom and he asked if I was happy with the current salary. I said "yes" like an idiot, but added that the prices in my country are rising a lot. He made smalltalk on costs of groceries and Corona and my family, and that was it. 57%.

I was smiling like a dumbass at the end of the meeting. This guy is like the Hyman Roth of this business.

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  • 21
    Well that shoves my 22% out the window. You win!

    Congrats on the massive raise though.
  • 9
    57%? damn

    you must be one of the few people in the company who knows all about a specific (and very important) area, aren't you?
  • 10
    You know they value hanging on to you, that's good.
  • 2
    Super awesome bro. Congratulations 🎊🎉
  • 12
    That beats my 0% this year
  • 1
    Nice! I just got ~29% payrise (my first one) 2-3 weeks ago.

    And then... they announce Yesterday, that they will have to let go people, because they just found out that the financial status of the company is not looking that good. So yeah... just hoping that maybe I will not be one of the selected people.
  • 2
    congrats!
    but can u ever be satisfied with a salary? (I would never after any raise)
  • 2
    @coffeeholic I won't say I'm satisfied. I have a lot to learn and a long way to go. I'm just happy about the idea that this is a good place to work.
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  • 2
    You beat me by 47%, congrats!
  • 3
    THE FOLLOWING COMMENT IS A JOKE. IF YOU RECENTLY HAD A HUMOUR BYPASS, TAKE YOUR ZOLOFT AND COME BACK IN AND HOUR...
    Dude, you must swallow... ;`]
  • 2
    THE FOLLOWING COMMENT IS A JOKE. IF YOU RECENTLY HAD A HUMOUR BYPASS, TAKE YOUR ZOLOFT AND COME BACK IN AND HOUR...
    Dude, you must swallow... ;`]
  • 4
    heh! :) the numbers fit
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