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My bonus is 40% higher than I was expecting.

It’s higher than my salary was when I first started working as an actuary. I’m kind of blown away at that thought. Of course, the dollar is worth a lot less now than it was then, too…

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I would be upset if my bonus wasn’t higher than the salary I first had

I believe twice it has been lower over 24 years

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My target bonus is only 20% of my salary, so it’s going to be a while before it’s consistently above my full year salary in 2008. I suppose if I get promoted it would increase, but they don’t make target bonuses at officer levels public, so I have no idea how much is typical above my level. I’m also not all that interested in being promoted.

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I make around 10x my first salary

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Elitist.

Ultra elitist.

Globalist-level elitist.

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i’d just be happy with a bonus at all.

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Nice! Outside of near-apocalypse levels of inflation, I don’t see this ever being the case for me!

Made my weekly sales target by 2pm on Monday!

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Tell your staff to go ahead and take Friday off.

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It has been 40 years

so - 5.6% growth annual growth?

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My current company doesn’t know that numbers go higher than 4% when it comes to raises!

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My old company knew that they could go as low -100%! :rimshot: :drum: :bassdrum: :cymbal:

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my exam days raises were 20%+ on passing
3 job changes netted 20 - 25% increases each

current job any increase has been minimal

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I got my wife an ‘I choo choo choose you’ card for V Day and it has arrived.

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RN & :iatp:

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My husband is sweet. Although we were not supposed to get each other anything for V-Day.


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Love it! It looks like that sewing machine quilt you made a few months ago (maybe a year ago???)

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Greece has officially made same sex marriage legal.

This was a hard fought battle against the Orthodox Church that still has a hold over a big portion of the population.

What really amazed me was that the PM who pushed this through (and it took a lot of political capital to do so) was Conservative.

Excerpt of this speech to the Greek Parliament:

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I was having problems with https websites yesterday. which is a bother because all my online payment websites are https. So I did some stuff yesterday, was able to get it resolve enough to make the payments.

Came back this morning, same problem!!! So I forked around for a few minutes, ended up following another video tutorial and deleting several unused applications, and now it works again. Can’t tell what it was, because I didn’t isolate my attempts at all, so I don’t know what I need to if this happens again, but Yay me!

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@JFG I stopped by the English bakery and got a couple of those oh-so-good, fudgy, soft, chewy, non-crunchy-edged brownies. So goooooooood!!! :yum:

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