I tell ya I just can't win for trying!!!!!
I got a whopping 3% raise two weeks ago. Last week while I was on vacation SB&D had an unannounced lay-off and one of my friends unjustly got the axe. Then management issued an edict that they had decided to close the CDIY complex the week of thanksgiving and the week of Christmas. Everyone at CDIY (Construction & Do it Yourself Div ie Dewalt Industrila Power tools) would have to take a total of 6 furlow days without pay or burn their VAcation time. I was also told that the pending promotions had been frozen.....Whoopie, there goes my salary adjustment!!!
So, lets do some math.....
3% raise issued in August instead of January.... effective raise for 2011 = 1%
6 furlow days out of 260 workdays = 2.31% pay reduction for the year.
1% raise - 2.31% reduction = 1.31% loss of pay for 2011 and little hope of my promised promotion.
Inflation is in the doule digit this year and we're losing pay....go figure.
Remember, the Stanley management cut our pay 5% in 2008 during the B&D merger while at the same time giving themselves 200+% raises justified by the B&D profit numbers. Since the merger SB&D has been hired several Directors and VPs, all with 6 figure salaries, stock options and perks...
Can anyone tell me what a "VP of Complexity Management" is?!?!? (The latest Hire).
Not hiring one VP with 6 digit salary, stock options and perks would easily saved at least 10 of the people laid-off last week.
Inflation is in double digits this year so I'm wondering what kind of raise those thieves are going to give themselves this year while hamstringing the worker bees!
How hard is it to make my AR-15 full auto?!?!?! I'm seriously thinking of going on a vertical hog hunt!!!!
And Yes Earl...my Funk has returned, already, in spades!!!!!