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My first guess is that it will save the company from compounding salaries.
Let's say your salary is $100,000 (hahahahahaha, but hey it's just an
With a 5% raise, you now get $105,000. Next year they give you another 5%
raise, which is 5% on $105,000, not $100,000. The following year 5% is on
$110,250. After three it's $115,763.00. So after three years they have paid
an additional $31,013 ($5000 + $10,250 + 15,763)
If, on the other hand, the give you a 5% "bonus" then the don't raise your
actual salary, and after three years they've only paid you an extra $15,000.
That's a lot of money for a company to save. The benefit to the employee is
that a $50.00 per paycheck increase doesn't really do anything, but an
single check worth $5000 is pretty good, and you can justify it to yourself
as "an added paycheck".
That's my guess.
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