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Poll From: 09/22/2013

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Do you expect a pay raise each year? Submitted By kallykally, MN
Yes, I feel I deserve it.
Yes, because it's in my contract.
No.
I'm not employed.
Vote
Comment on this poll
snowman221
on 09/26/13
i am the boss
KCow
on 09/25/13
I don't expect it, but I do get one. We receive a raise each year depending on how we meet standards until we "cap out."
sammy0354
on 09/25/13
What's a raise? lol
Lyfeaintfreedom
on 09/22/13
cdj41 and 4 others liked this  
I would love a raise
cdj41
on 09/25/13
I work as a substitute teacher. There are no raises every year. There is a raise after 40 days worked in a school year, but you start over again each school year.
tfjparadise
on 09/22/13
Billy5160 and 2 others liked this  
Me too, I don't get raises on my job :(
NeAti2d
on 09/24/13
we all need money :)
silencebabyy
on 09/24/13
no but only cause im at a minimum wage job
dilley00
on 09/23/13
I need a raise
00juls00
on 09/23/13
Billy5160 liked this  
i'm self employed...so i guess if i want to give myself a raise i could just up my prices? haha
ladykaliflower32
on 09/23/13
That's why I got you now swagbucks you are the best as a second job.
carolshanbe
on 09/23/13
its not necessary to have raise each yr...
TigerLady56
on 09/23/13
Billy5160 and 1 others liked this  
Have not had a raise in over 5 years. I work for my state. Those that can vote for us to get a raise say that it isn't in the budget for this year, yet they some how find it in the budget for them. As a consequence many of our state's employees are border line poverty.
MSUN
on 09/23/13
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RedHotAZ
on 09/23/13
Billy5160 and 2 others liked this  
How about the option: I wish!
RamaVazquez
on 09/23/13
Who doesn't?
danicampo
on 09/23/13
yes because it helps make you a better worker every year
TXsunlover
on 09/23/13
Billy5160 and 1 others liked this  
I'm not employed and hubby's company hasn't given any raises to anyone for the last 4 years :(
But he's got a job and is grateful for that!
JustRoyalty
on 09/23/13
Billy5160 and 1 others liked this  
THIS IS SO TRUE
Cyrilluv
on 09/23/13
intersting
miripantoja
on 09/22/13
yes
InfinityInk
on 09/22/13
Billy5160 and 2 others liked this  
Need an option that says If I work hard, Yes.
wendimac
on 09/22/13
Billy5160 and 9 others liked this  
I'm self employed; that said, my boss is too cheap to give me a pay raise...
LuLouLemon
on 09/22/13
Billy5160 and 1 others liked this  
I wish it was in my contract
dilshadswag
on 09/22/13
yes
CrazyKay1003
on 09/22/13
Billy5160 and 1 others liked this  
I have to put up with the public on s daily basis, I deserve all the money I can get.
Businessrewards
on 09/22/13
I wish
AGStylZ
on 09/22/13
Billy5160 and 1 others liked this  
As long as you DESERVE it, then I say yes, a raise per year should be an absolute. A valuable employee should feel that way.
Darete
on 09/22/13
Billy5160 and 3 others liked this  
i think everyone should gradually get higher wages that matches the rise in inflation per year.
WiccanLady
on 09/22/13
Billy5160 and 6 others liked this  
Are you kidding? As a medical transcriptionist, my pay goes down. I don't even make minimum wage. Do you know that a lot of medical transcription is sent off-shore? That's right, your medical records are transcribed by people in places like India, Philippines, etc., while American transcriptionist pay is going down and we can't even make minimum wage. There's something wrong with that picture.
tfjparadise
on 09/22/13
Billy5160 and 1 others liked this  
Same here with customer service reps, a lot of the jobs are off-shore :(
verita
on 09/22/13
Billy5160 and 1 others liked this  
Medical Transcription is the pits right now. I'm glad I got out when I did. I burned right the hell out several years ago. I did the MT thing from 1999 to 2006 and some in 2008.
Dupac
on 09/22/13
wonderful
matt93011
on 09/22/13
Nicel
AlexHS
on 09/22/13
Good
vulpixawesome02
on 09/22/13
i would like my free account plz
armigold
on 09/22/13
i usted hace un "buen trabajo" por lo general es del 3%, yo siento que hago un trabajo excepcional y he recibido hasta un 6,5%. Mientras el acompany continúa permaneciendo en el "verde" que recibimos un bono de desempeño cada año .Yo soy un empresario y acabo de enterar que mi cuota (cuota patronal) de mis empleados seguro médico va a aumentar en un 45%. Apenas estoy yo sobrevivo porque las ventas globales de la industria Estoy en están en su punto más bajo en los Estados Unidos. Como resultado, los aumentos para mis empleados son la última cosa que me mantiene en la noche. Lo que me preocupa es poder seguir ofreciendo empleos para mis empleados. Sé que es un hecho de que voy a tener que despedir a un gran porcentaje de mis empleados. Triste pero cierto: Mi familia y yo tenemos que ser capaces de sobrevivir.
CherryLane9
on 09/22/13
I am an employer and just found out that my share (employer's share) of my employees health insurance is going to increase by 45%. I am barely surviving myself because overall sales in the industry I am in are at an all time low throughout the United States. As a result, raises for my employees are the last thing keeping me up at night. What I worry about is being able to continue to provide jobs for my employees. I know for a fact that I will have to lay off a large percentage of my employees. Sad but true: My family and I need to be able to survive.
Readheaddeb
on 09/22/13
Billy5160 and 1 others liked this  
If you do a 'good job" it's usually 3%, I feel like I do an exceptional job and have recieved as much as 6.5%. As long as the acompany continues to stay in the "green" we recieve a performance bonus each year.
alephnumer
on 09/22/13
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profile1
on 09/22/13
Billy5160 and 3 others liked this  
Yes. Swagbucks where is my raise??
a4graves
on 09/22/13
Billy5160 and 1 others liked this  
I selected 'unemployed' only because I work for myself. I am self-employed, there should have been a option for that. I have a sewing business. I would love to earn more but I can only do so much. Right now is a very busy time for me as I have craft shows every weekend from now through the middle of Dec. From Jan. to August there are almost no events so I rely on selling on the internet. My husband is retired from the State of Illinois and has not gotten a cost of living raise in 5 years and this year health insurance premiums increased so in reality he got a pay cut.
mgtheman
on 09/22/13
Oh, I deserve a raise alright, but I never get one, and I can't complain to my boss about it. That's the trouble with being your own boss and owning your own company.
maelburleson
on 09/22/13
cdj41 liked this  
I'm a teacher...I deserve a raise, but likely won't get one--especially because of the state I work in.
diamondk
on 09/22/13
yes
FrmSyriaWithLuv
on 09/22/13
Where I work we get raises every summer. I got a raise and I haven't even worked there a full year yet. Also, I love that 30% of us don't work...
debsolimine
on 09/22/13
No, we have not had a pay raise in years. As a matter of fact a few years ago our company cut wages, stopped paying for Holidays and cut paid sick time out completely.
Matttoye
on 09/22/13
Yes where I work everyone gets a small raise at the beginning of the year based on a combination of department sales and personal performance. It ranges anywhere from $0.10 to $0.26 per hour raise. If you don't deserve a raise then you probably would get fired for not doing the work that is expected of you.
Flamingokitty22
on 09/22/13
Billy5160 and 2 others liked this  
I work at a gas station making food. On my 3 mo trial period I make $8 after that time I get increased to $8.25. At a nursing home in the kitchen. I started at $8 and after a year I went to $8.16 a year of me working 6 days a week 8hrs a day (even when I was pregnant) and driving 45min just to get there. No one appreciated all the work we did in the kitchen. There was a gap between cooks, laundry, and housekeeping compared to the CNAs making $12-15 when we worked just as hard as them if not more. We all needed to do our job but it hurt that they made $4 more and were treated better by management. I went to school for hospitality and restaurant management (2yrs) and the CNAs went to school to be certified (6-8wks), why would they have a $4 pay gap. My main thing is it's amazing how make 9 cents more at my new job just starting than what I did working a year at a nursing home. If I am PROVING I'm worth another 10 cents, then I deserve it.
sweetpeajaysmom
on 09/22/13
Billy5160 and 4 others liked this  
I'm sorry you were getting paid less to put in just as much time. I have no doubt that you worked very, very hard at what you did, but have you ever been a CNA? I have. It's *the* most thankless job I've ever had and that's saying a lot. There are people who do it while pregnant too. You have to change adult diapers while a full sized grow-up is acting like a toddler. I got cursed to my face many, many times, pooped on, scratched, hit, bit, my hair pulled, stuff thrown at me, food (and poop) smeared all over me while trying to wrestle with poor residents who have no idea what they're doing. It's not only physically draining it's mentally draining too. Again, absolutely no disrespect, I'm sure you work very hard but being a CNA is one of the toughest jobs out there. I think they deserve to get paid even more than they do.
nelita7
on 09/22/13
tfjparadise liked this  
CNA is the hardest, worst paying, thankless job on the planet. I was a LPN and I helped the CNA's whenever I could. I could not do that job 8/hrs day. It is physically/mentally/emotionally draining. But you do have the satisfaction of taking care of someone who can't care for themselves. And yes, I had my hair pulled out, bit, scratched, kicked, spit on and hit.....and I am certain if they knew what they had done they would be horrified......I will do anything I can to not end up in a home.....I'll probably have a terrible potty mouth!!! Did you ever consider private duty/home care? Us baby boomers are getting old by the thousands!
Ac3sHigh
on 09/22/13
This is a weird poll...
dmsmith4409
on 09/22/13
jend80 and 7 others liked this  
It's kind of crazy to see the amount of people on this site who consistently report being unintentionally unemployed, yet the positive results of polls about impulse shopping, video game system purchases, etc are just as high. Something isn't right here...
Carebear3825
on 09/22/13
What question
sweetpeajaysmom
on 09/22/13
Billy5160 and 4 others liked this  
Actually, the poll question did not ask if people were unintentionally unemployed so you really can't assume that's the case. I'm a SAHM. I'm not officially employed. My job is to take care of my children and my home but I don't get a pay check for it. Therefore, I'm considered unemployed. There are teenagers here still in school, other SAHMs, people on disability, retired people. I don't think it's a crime for any of us to spend our money, do you?
condo211
on 09/22/13
Maybe some of thos positive results are from very young people or older people. Some people who are unintentionally unemployed are old enough to collect Social Security. I know a window can collect Social Security at age 60. But I did wait until I was 62 to retire on purpose.
LeannePalmer
on 09/22/13
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dmsmith4409
on 09/22/13
Billy5160 and 1 others liked this  
Funny, you're assuming so much about me and I haven't said anything about myself at all. What did I say that would lead your judgmental mind to believe that I am fortunate? Talk about being rude. What a judgmental hypocrite.
bluejayguy
on 09/22/13
You don't really believe that people answer these polls honestly, do you?
elvisfreak
on 09/22/13
Billy5160 and 4 others liked this  
who ever said polls are correct??? Depending on how many people were asked, what part of the country they are from can skew poll surveys greatly. I would think that a site like this that offers benefits other than simple pleasure would have more unemployed people using it just because it IS that kind of site. I would have NEVER even thought of using a site like this to earn money if I had not had to semi retire due to health. I am sure there are many more who are here to earn due to similar circumstances like health or unintentional unemployment.
jend80
on 09/22/13
Billy5160 and 1 others liked this  
Not everybody on here are even from the same Country - Swagbucks is not an American only site & America is not the only place that has problems with low wages & unemployment.
cheri3d
on 09/22/13
Billy5160 and 2 others liked this  
Interesting that 30% are unemployed. I am in the health care field, union, and we were told there will be layoffs in
the next month. Many medical facilities are also laying off- Cleveland Clinic (over 3000 people).
My husband works with a Fortune 500 company and they also are letting 1000 people go.
The reason- trying to align their costs with ObamaCare.
Henrich
on 09/22/13
Billy5160 and 2 others liked this  
It's interesting that someone in the healthcare field would pin the blame for job losses in the healthcare sector on legislation that directs funding towards healthcare.
lotusenta
on 09/22/13
Billy5160 and 8 others liked this  
And there are people like myself who are disabled and cannot work. Not everyone on this site has the ability to work, whether they are underaged, retired, disabled, or whatever. Just remember that when you try to generalize. There is no option for "I'm not old enough to work", "I'm retired", "I'm disabled.' The only option that fits is "I'm unemployed." Unemployed simply means not employed.
condo211
on 09/22/13
Billy5160 and 2 others liked this  
I am retired, but there was no response for this. But I am very busy with volunteer work. usually over 30 hours a week. I just don't keep track of all my time.
estine2522
on 09/22/13
Billy5160 and 5 others liked this  
I'm unemployed because I am a stay at home mom. Do you know how many KIDS are members of this site as well? If you are over 13, you can join this site. remember that when you start trying to claim that 30% of the people are ADULTS who are on UNEMPLOYMENT.
dmsmith4409
on 09/22/13
She never said the 30% are adults who are on unemployment. Not even close... Why would you say that?
estine2522
on 09/22/13
Billy5160 and 3 others liked this  
they didn't have to say it. it was said between the lines when they started talking about lay-offs and blaming it all on Obamacare.
jend80
on 09/22/13
They also need to remember that every person on this site is American ffs.
LoveBeautyNGlam
on 09/22/13
Cheri3d may have been eluding to a connection between Obamacare and unemployement but she never mentioned being ON unemployement. The only person that said that was you estine2522.

I think if you stuck with your original point, which I believe was an extremely significant answer missing from this poll, along with an answer for retirement and homemakers, to make it a fair, accurate representation of Swagbuck's members.

I do believe that unemployement is too high in America, but I don't think it's at 30%, if 3 answers were added (maybe even 4, there should be 1 for people on Disability) Homemakers, Retirees and Underage/Still in school. Even with these answers added I'm sure there would be someone that doesn't fit into these answers.
nidhiloyapally
on 09/22/13
Billy5160 and 1 others liked this  
Yes. I deserve
coggieb
on 09/22/13
Billy5160 and 3 others liked this  
NO other? I'm self-employed- I never get a raise- I only get paid when business is good. I can't take a salary at all from thanksgiving to valantine's day (slow season)
mfluderx
on 09/22/13
same here! but oct 1st to march 1st is my busy season

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