My pay has gone down, accounting for inflation.
Year 1, 1 year prior YOE 71k
Year 2, 1% raise, 71.7k
Year 3, 1.2% raise, 72.5k
Year 4, .7% raise, 73k
I bust my ass at work. Long hours. Always ensure our customers are happy. Always taking on more responsibility and succeeding. No promo. No decent raises. Always told “there’s no room in the budget”. We’ve had record breaking company performance every year.
Since 2014 cumulative inflation means 71000 is the same spending power as 75589 this year.
I’ve lost spending power due to these poor raises. How do I cope! I feel worthless working here.