Uh oh...wage freeze...

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  1. WVUPharm2007

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    The recession is starting to hit us hard here in B.F.E. de PA. Today the directors for every department had to announce a wage freeze...we're lucky...UPMC will have to fire 1000-1200 workers...other local hospitals may even close. But my $3/hour raise will have to wait until 2010 it looks like. I still get my $5000 annual bonus though....only because its in writing. The older pharmacists are pissed...after you are there for 3 or so years, you start getting bonuses measured by documented clinical work...that's frozen for the time being, too. And staffing is on freeze, too. Hurray for the economy. :thumbup:

    Interestingly, it makes my existence even more valuable to my director because if I leave..I ain't getting replaced for at least a year. :laugh:
     
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    Considering you got paid 40 hours a week for the full calendar year... thats $6,280 your missing out on!!! Ahhh. That sucks.

    Sorry, I know you didn't want to read that. Im just bored and dont want to study so I thought I'd help. But I know that didn't help...
     
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    well after tax... who cares.
     
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    After taxes...that's WVU football season tickets on maybe the 20 or so yard line...look at it that way and it's CRUSHING.
     
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    yeah, now you'll have to watch their OT losses to Cinci from home:eek:


    sorry, I was at that game too:scared:
     
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    QUESTION: How does WVU lose to a school who LOST what should only be known as the ugliest game in history? (AKA the 2008 Sun Bowl?)
     
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    There is always CVS when they down size you.
     
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    :laugh::laugh::laugh: In time for superbowl too...

     
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    I wouldn't count on it!
     
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    That a really good question that nobody seems to have the answer to.
     
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    We haven't experienced a wage freeze per se, however the entire company postponed merit increases for about 9 months, and they will go into effect next May (rather than last fall).

    For the purpose of illustrating that you can still be rewarded for hard work...I was able to negotiate a 18% annual salary increase that went into effect a couple months ago.
     
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    Can you loan me some money?
     
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    Only if we go 60/40 on the profit! :smuggrin:
     
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    An 18% salary increase? WTF? Was there a corresponding 18% increase in the number of hours you worked as well?
     
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    Nope! Actually...I expect hours as well as on-call time to go down now that staffing has improved.
     
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    That is crazy, good for you. Maybe you can throw some coin my way?
     
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    When you are a doctor maybe you will throw coin our way
     

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