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going rate for a raise?

My husband is finishing up his first year of employment at a retail store. He pulls customer orders off the shelves. He was offered a 4% raise. What is the average % for raises at this time.

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:42 AM on May. 28, 2009 in Money & Work

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  • At this time most people aren't getting raises, paycuts are more like it. I think 4% is pretty good given the economy.

    Answer by gramsmom at 11:45 AM on May. 28, 2009


    Answer by rkoloms at 12:23 PM on May. 28, 2009

  • Sounds pretty decent to me, esp. with so many that aren't getting any raises at all.

    Answer by lifeasinoit at 1:15 PM on May. 28, 2009

  • Where I work, we get 3-5% based on our evaluation. So 4% sounds pretty good =)

    Answer by Silvertears1275 at 2:09 PM on May. 28, 2009

  • At the company my husband works for they give 4% raises to the people who are "excellent" and less the further from excellent they are.

    Answer by slw123 at 3:12 PM on May. 28, 2009

  • My husband just got a 4% raise this year. The boss told him most were only getting 2-3% if that. He works so hard and I think he deserves more. But they are really cutting back. Some are just telling them they are lucky to have a job.


    Answer by Anonymous at 9:16 PM on May. 28, 2009

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