Serious Question for Someone with Kno...

Serious Question for Someone with Knowledge of common business practices

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Employee

Austell, GA

#1 Jul 5, 2014
Is it common practice for a company to give a certain percent raise during the first several years of employment, then decrease the possible amount of employees raises during the few years afterwards and then after say 12 years or so, no longer give the employee a raise?
yeahwell

Canton, GA

#3 Jul 5, 2014
Yes it is. After you get seniority and make a decent wage with a few benefits they want to push you out, so they can replace you with 2 minimum wage part time workers.

“Dont care how you did it in FL”

Since: Oct 11

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#4 Jul 5, 2014
Yea most places you top out at a certain pay. Just be glad you get any raise at all.
Jimbo

Jefferson, GA

#5 Jul 5, 2014
You need to go to work for Union County. Lamar pays you $75,000 or so a year. Furnishes you a furnished pad to shack up in and give you a car to drive with all the gas you can pour in to it and then when you cheat on your wife and go gambling on the county's money he will lie and deny everything.
Employee

Austell, GA

#6 Jul 5, 2014
yeahwell wrote:
Yes it is. After you get seniority and make a decent wage with a few benefits they want to push you out, so they can replace you with 2 minimum wage part time workers.
I guess that's why so many health care workers go from one job to another. 15 years ago the starting pay for my job was a certain amount. I got raises yearly for a while, meanwhile the starting pay for new employees increased and now, new inexperienced workers make almost what I do. I will never get another raise, so before long, they will have caught up with and passed my pay rate. How is that fair?

I have never worked for a company like this- this is where I got a job as soon as I was out of college. It just seems unfair to treat people like this.
tmi

Jefferson, GA

#7 Jul 5, 2014
Employee wrote:
Is it common practice for a company to give a certain percent raise during the first several years of employment, then decrease the possible amount of employees raises during the few years afterwards and then after say 12 years or so, no longer give the employee a raise?
It's increasingly a common practice but it's not so much the company you work for that is to blame, it's the politicians in Washington. The screwed economy is responsible for the behavior you're describing. I used to see regular increases above general cost of living adjustments. The landscape now is you get pretty much only what you came in at. There's no raises for anyone now. Upward mobility has to be done through changing companies and getting your increase coming in the door. Being a government employee may be an exception to that. I haven't wanted to lower my standards that much to see if that's true.
Marilyn

Sycamore, GA

#8 Jul 5, 2014
Employee wrote:
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I guess that's why so many health care workers go from one job to another. 15 years ago the starting pay for my job was a certain amount. I got raises yearly for a while, meanwhile the starting pay for new employees increased and now, new inexperienced workers make almost what I do. I will never get another raise, so before long, they will have caught up with and passed my pay rate. How is that fair?
I have never worked for a company like this- this is where I got a job as soon as I was out of college. It just seems unfair to treat people like this.
Years ago seniority meant something along with experience on a job. Google At Will State, Georgia and you will see we were never promised a day of employment, a lunch break, vacation or a chair to sit in if job required.
Management

Canton, GA

#9 Jul 6, 2014
Marilyn wrote:
<quoted text> Years ago seniority meant something along with experience on a job. Google At Will State, Georgia and you will see we were never promised a day of employment, a lunch break, vacation or a chair to sit in if job required.
Recently, It has become only Job Performance as a basis for raises. Seniority means little.
If you perform well, your attendance is excellent and you are conscientious, then you get a raise. Sometimes a recession or downturn in business trumps this also. If you have a job, be glad.
RRG

Bryson City, NC

#10 Jul 6, 2014
Management wrote:
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Recently, It has become only Job Performance as a basis for raises. Seniority means little.
If you perform well, your attendance is excellent and you are conscientious, then you get a raise. Sometimes a recession or downturn in business trumps this also. If you have a job, be glad.
Also, continued education and training make any employee worthy of increase in salary.

Seniority means little if a person is not being competitive by continuing their education or attending training to improve their job skills. Not just mandated training, either. How else can a person compete with younger employees? Excellence is an educated person because it shows discipline and drive.

Older employees are often stagnate and feel as sense of entitlement.
RRG

Bryson City, NC

#11 Jul 6, 2014
Secondly, right to work states suck. I was union all my life although I lived in GA. I worked for a national company in another state, commuted to the main headquarters, worked from home, and the retired benefits are very rewarding. It is essential that people plan for their future when they are young and work at it all their life.
just the way it is

Jefferson, GA

#12 Jul 6, 2014
RRG wrote:
Secondly, right to work states suck. I was union all my life although I lived in GA. I worked for a national company in another state, commuted to the main headquarters, worked from home, and the retired benefits are very rewarding. It is essential that people plan for their future when they are young and work at it all their life.
kissing up is very rewarding, added benefits lapping off the taxpayers
Harry

Blairsville, GA

#13 Jul 6, 2014
just the way it is wrote:
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kissing up is very rewarding, added benefits lapping off the taxpayers
You seem to have a smarta$s comment to everything. You must be one miserable SOB!
You are plain pitiful.
Marilyn

Norman Park, GA

#14 Jul 6, 2014
just the way it is wrote:
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kissing up is very rewarding, added benefits lapping off the taxpayers
I don't think anyone has an azz kisser as a role model. Would you trust a company that only hired azz kissers? Would you have job security if that was all you could do? You are right if that is in the area of politics certainly; for they all got where they are by doing that, that is why most of us don't trust them. That is another subject however. I don't look at politics as being a job anyway its just a lifestyle.
Employee

Newnan, GA

#15 Jul 6, 2014
RRG wrote:
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Also, continued education and training make any employee worthy of increase in salary.
Seniority means little if a person is not being competitive by continuing their education or attending training to improve their job skills. Not just mandated training, either. How else can a person compete with younger employees? Excellence is an educated person because it shows discipline and drive.
Older employees are often stagnate and feel as sense of entitlement.
Maybe nursing is a little different than a business type career. When we work 5 days a week, raise a family, etc, that leaves no time for elective continuing education courses. And we can't take off work to go unless it's something the boss wants to send us to. Pretty much, it sucks to be a nurse in her 30's with 15+ years experience and know that you're stuck.
RRG

Bryson City, NC

#16 Jul 6, 2014
Employee wrote:
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Maybe nursing is a little different than a business type career. When we work 5 days a week, raise a family, etc, that leaves no time for elective continuing education courses. And we can't take off work to go unless it's something the boss wants to send us to. Pretty much, it sucks to be a nurse in her 30's with 15+ years experience and know that you're stuck.
I suspected that was your line of work. It isn't a death sentence, but it is up to you to make changes and seek employment where you benefit. I've had many friends in the nursing field and they had to sacrifice their personal time to get additional training and education; it always paid off. Granted, if you live in a rural area, that isn't the easiest task to accomplish. It is your life to make the best of it and you sound frustrated. I wish I could help you. Now, is the time since you are only in your 30s to make some life changing decisions. You are very young. Good luck.
Employee

Columbus, GA

#17 Jul 7, 2014
RRG wrote:
<quoted text> I suspected that was your line of work. It isn't a death sentence, but it is up to you to make changes and seek employment where you benefit. I've had many friends in the nursing field and they had to sacrifice their personal time to get additional training and education; it always paid off. Granted, if you live in a rural area, that isn't the easiest task to accomplish. It is your life to make the best of it and you sound frustrated. I wish I could help you. Now, is the time since you are only in your 30s to make some life changing decisions. You are very young. Good luck.
Thanks for the kindness. I'm from here and have always worked here- I wish I could stay here and finish out my career taking care of people in this area. However, it looks like I will have to make a change soon. I just can't understand why employers wouldn't want experienced, long term employees (especially in health care) rather than wanting to hire new, inexperienced staff.
PTM

Lawrenceville, GA

#19 Jul 9, 2014
I only give advice if I am paid for it and nobody questions me. This post will be deleted
Dark Male

Ellijay, GA

#20 Jul 9, 2014
Sorry you feel that way, Mr. Malone. Kinda of hard for future clients to get a feel for what you are all about if they can't ask you questions?

But then again doubt this is the real Malone
PTM

Lawrenceville, GA

#21 Jul 9, 2014
You need to stop criticizing me or I will jump up and down and report you to Topix

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