RE: Salary review help

Subject: RE: Salary review help
From: "Jane Carnall" <jane -dot- carnall -at- digitalbridges -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2002 15:39:26 -0000

Keith Cronin wrote:
>I agree with Mr. Posada that just doing your job well is not reason enough
>for a raise, unless your company is particularly flush right now, and is
>handing out cost-of-living adjustments.

Yep. This is why the usual length of time for a stay in an IT job is around
two years: because the only reliable way to get a pay rise - even if the
cost of living and the market rate for the job has gone up - is to change
jobs. You'd think that IT managers would have figured out by this time that
it's worth it to their company to keep effective and competent employees
around long term by giving them regular pay rises. After all, an employee
who leaves is costing the company money: recruitment costs, time to learn
the new job costs, the new employee may not be as solidly reliable as the
one who left (or may be better, of course) and if the market rate for the
job has gone up, you'll have to pay the new employee more anyway.

But none of that seems to register on your average IT manager's mind. I
suppose because some of the costs are invisible and the rest come out of a
different budget.

Jane Carnall
Utinam logica falsa tuam philosophiam totam suffodiant! Apologies for the
long additional sig: it is added automatically and outwith my control.


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