IBM gave out raises again this year and I received one in contrast to last year. Given the economy and job situations that are out there, I’m happy to have a job. I’m happy to have gotten an increase when so many people in IBM didn’t. I’m happy that I live below my means so I don’t need an increase. I’m not oblivious to how lucky and blessed I am.
That said, I’m personally unhappy with the results. IBM had a strong year last year. IBM, Tivoli, and Tivoli Security all three had a great first quarter. And with all of that, the raises across the board sucked.
I’m now at 85% of the MRP meaning that people in my position in my area make on average 15% more than I do. Despite my management team telling me that I’m a top performer I’m just not feeling the love from IBM right now.
Yes, I know: cue the world’s smallest violin…