Thursday, February 19, 2009

I just wanted a little more

I got my performance review yesterday. I have been waiting for months to get this back and yesterday was the day. I was really nervous about what would happen because this was my first official review with the company. Last year I hadn’t been at the company very long so I didn’t really get a review. It was more like a 3-month check in type of thing.

It ended up being really good! I thought it would be this long review that happened but it took a total of 15 minutes to go over. I don’t want to get into the specifics but there were only a few things that I wasn’t crazy happy about. For one item, he told me would have been a higher score but he had sent in the review to HR before I started working on the one particular project that would have bumped that score up. Oh well. It was still pretty good.

Now about my raise. It was not great in my opinion, mostly because I make so little money to begin with. It ended up being about a 3.5 percent raise. He told me that he wanted to give me more but because of the way things are right now it just couldn’t happen. He also said that I was on the higher end of the spectrum with raises and a lot of people received less then me. Which made me happy. I just wish 3.5 percent didn’t equal so little in regards to dollars per hour.

I am happy to be making a little more money each week, especially since we are not allowed overtime anymore. And I am happy that my review was way better then I was expecting. I just wanted to get a little more money. I guess I should be happy that I even got a raise.

1 comment:

Karen said...

Honestly in this economy any raise is good. People are losing jobs and taking pay cuts all over the place. You are quite lucky.