Cost of Living, maladjusted

136 words written by dylan
Posted August 09, 2003 @ 10:14 AM
3 comments

So my employer (which I will decline to name) announced that we're all getting cost-of-living adjustments. I received my letter from the head of my unit this week, thanking me for the excellent job I've done the last couple of years and rewarding me my employer's highest possible COLA:

Two percent.

I should be horribly outraged, but I'm not. It hasn't been a good time for my current employer; they have had to deal with the recession, turnover in management, and the loss of some of their best R&D people. Two percent is paltry, but it's something.

Funny thing is, I'm getting more from them than I am from Dubya's most recent round of tax cuts. I can barely buy a Happy Meal with my cut. I got yer economic stimulus package right *here*, Mr. President....

Comments

  1. You need to have some children. I just got back $800. Of course, it's already going to pay county and local taxes (and credit card debt). :-)

    Posted by: Bryan | August 9, 2003 07:45 PM

  2. Yeah, the kid thing. Working on that. We'll see what happens.

    Posted by: dw | August 9, 2003 11:01 PM

  3. Great site, upon which I stumbled via Fotolog.

    Posted by: APR | August 14, 2003 02:12 AM