My husb. works at a "non-profit" hospital. For a nonprofit, they sure pay their CEO's & other higher ups very well. They've also been snatching up property & building new buildings all over the place. They just had a meeting today telling the employees that their measly 2% COLA raise to cover the 2.5% increase in Medical insurance coverage wasn't happening this year. And that they may need to sacrifice more to help the co-workers in their dept. keep their jobs. WTH?! Every year for the past 10 yrs. the 2% COLA raise doesn't even cover the increase in Medical Premiums, let alone the increase in everything else in life! Now this?! How much more are we supposed to take?! The next so-called expert that says our economy is headed in the right direction, I think I will punch him in the face! What about you?
Answer by anime_mom619 at 9:40 PM on Aug. 22, 2013
Answer by tempsingl3mom at 11:08 PM on Aug. 22, 2013
Yeah, the suffering isn't anywhere near coming to a close. Reading about all of the companies that are going to a majority of part time workers (at least one of which is going to ALL part time employees to avoid having to provide benefits), along with the UE rate going way back up, and the news reports stating that in most states that welfare pays more than a minimum wage job in 35 states isn't very comforting either. I still have yet to figure out where the recovery is.
That said, homes in my area are still selling and rental rates are steadily rising as well. It will be a wonder how many families will continue to have a roof over their heads AND food on the table when things get a little worse.
Answer by QuinnMae at 12:31 AM on Aug. 23, 2013
Answer by midnightmoma at 9:20 PM on Aug. 22, 2013
Answer by 3libras at 10:45 PM on Aug. 22, 2013
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Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 9:22 PM on Aug. 22, 2013
My DH has a GS/Government job. We did that furlow BS. Might have to go through it again.
Answer by louise2 at 9:23 PM on Aug. 22, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 11:31 PM on Aug. 22, 2013