Spoke with a colleague recently, who told he had not gotten a raise in 4 years.
He is one of the most productive person I know. The situation he is in is simply disgusting (no raise for 4 years and he is a single dad).
He told me he did not want to make a "fuss" and that he was happy to have a job. My response was something close to: "F* THIS SH* YOU NEED THE MONEY!".
I told him the goal of our company is to make him work as long as possible, for as little money as possible.
I guess nobody ever told him that -- he looked really surprised and hurt. Not by me, but by our employer.
He is just a sweet, trusting guy, and he paid for it, his salary is just so ridiculously low.
F* this company and, especially, f* his boss and the HR people who let this happened.
@ParadeGrotesque sounds like a good time to look for a new job. His experience should warrant an easy offer with better compensation if he's so underpaid now.
Yup, this is exactly what we are discussing right now.
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