We got a COLA raise!!

Posted by: yoyo52

We got a COLA raise!! - 05/23/14 12:11 PM

After four or five years without a raise, we finally get a COLA. Not a percentage, but a flat sum. For me, it comes to .5%. Not bad after four or five years, eh. tongue
Posted by: Celandine

Re: We got a COLA raise!! - 05/23/14 12:18 PM


yup
and I received a letter from SSI
stating we're getting a "One-Time-Payment"
to be expected later this month.

I have a hunch I'm not going to get mine. frown


ah, well
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: We got a COLA raise!! - 05/23/14 12:19 PM


"Pardon me, but could you help out a fellow American who's down on his luck?"

whistle
Posted by: Celandine

Re: We got a COLA raise!! - 05/23/14 12:22 PM


lol
great movie! great BB cartoon! laugh
Posted by: lanovami

Re: We got a COLA raise!! - 05/23/14 01:11 PM

Yoyo, with a raise like that, you might just be able to buy a few more colas each month. I suggest a generic brand.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: We got a COLA raise!! - 05/23/14 01:16 PM

Wow, what a joke. You did mean equal to .5% not 5% right? Do they think that's supposed to raise morale or something?
Posted by: steveg

Re: We got a COLA raise!! - 05/23/14 01:25 PM

Oh SNAP! whistle
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: We got a COLA raise!! - 05/23/14 04:04 PM

.5%, Jim. No error. And yes--morale is flying high!
Posted by: Nana

Re: We got a COLA raise!! - 05/23/14 06:45 PM

Originally Posted By: Celandine

yup
and I received a letter from SSI
stating we're getting a "One-Time-Payment"
to be expected later this month.

I have a hunch I'm not going to get mine. frown


ah, well

Why not?


I thought cola calculations came out in October.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: We got a COLA raise!! - 05/23/14 06:54 PM

Originally Posted By: yoyo52
.5%, Jim. No error. And yes--morale is flying high!
They'd be better off doing nothing. Sheesh. So it will pay for groceries for a month maybe, be thankful, huh?
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: We got a COLA raise!! - 05/23/14 07:45 PM

For a month? On a per month basis it'll pay about .25% of the grocery bill. For a week.
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: We got a COLA raise!! - 05/24/14 10:34 AM

A half percent raise? Are you f#cking kidding me???
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: We got a COLA raise!! - 05/24/14 10:41 AM

Wish I was, Giz. And keep in mind that it's the first raise over the last 4 or 5 years.
Posted by: drjohn

Re: We got a COLA raise!! - 05/24/14 11:54 AM

Originally Posted By: yoyo52
After four or five years without a raise, we finally get a COLA. Not a percentage, but a flat sum. For me, it comes to .5%. Not bad after four or five years, eh. tongue


How much did they raise tuitions because of that? wink
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: We got a COLA raise!! - 05/24/14 12:02 PM

WE now have an all-needs-covered policy. YMMV, as they say.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: We got a COLA raise!! - 05/24/14 12:39 PM

Originally Posted By: yoyo52
WE now have an all-needs-covered policy. YMMV, as they say.
I'm dense today, I don't get it, and you're talking-to yourself again. grin
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: We got a COLA raise!! - 05/24/14 12:56 PM

I'm the only one who listens. frown


wink
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: We got a COLA raise!! - 05/26/14 08:42 AM

I'm of the opinion that you don't DESERVE a raise, you EARN one. And even when you earn a raise, you only get it when the company can afford to give it.

That being said, I'm also of the opinion that you don't insult someone whom you've decided has earned that raise by offering them an amount that can be effectively erased with the purchase of a pack of smokes or a bottle of their favorite wine.
Posted by: steveg

Re: We got a COLA raise!! - 05/26/14 09:02 AM

Quote:
a bottle of their favorite wine.
Ripple® or Thunderbird™ ? smirk
Posted by: DLC

Re: We got a COLA raise!! - 05/26/14 09:28 AM

Yup I agree… 2-3 sodas WalMart Brand !! Woo hoo !! tongue

and businesses wonder why customers have been dwindling !! crazy
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: We got a COLA raise!! - 05/26/14 01:27 PM

I don't drink colas, but without COLA, not getting a COLA means that you're actually losing pay if you don't get a raise. In the most equitable of all possible worlds, it would follow that if someone really deserves to get a pay cut from year to year, then that person should be fired. I do understand about a business not having the money to give raises. We have been without a raise for four or five years, after all. But .5% is simply a slap in the face. I'd rather the money went to service our increasingly needy students, or to the staff, which is woefully underpaid.

I won't get into the reasons why we haven't had the money for raises for the last 4 or 5 years, but the responsibility goes to the administration, not to the staff or faculty. Does the administrator pay for his or her failures? Here's an account of administrative salaries for your reading pleasure. It gives averages, and averages really don't indicate much. But I can tell you that the president of my institution is right on the mark with the averages, as is the provost. I don't know about the other ones. By contrast, staff and faculty are nowhere near the averages. How can that be? Well, who sets the agenda for salaries? From what group does the BOT get its information? Who has the power of life and death, especially over staff?

It ain't me, babe--I say no no no, it ain't me babe!