mauser1959 wrote:Wackem , ex IBEW here also. I never had more than a 3% raise either after 20 years in the shop; before moving into management. As far as the statement that using someone else's ID is not theft is totally bogus, that is theft sure and simple... on more than one level and once again illegal. And one last thing you can always tell those who are not able to win a argument on logic as they tend to berate those that they are arguing against by talking about their spelling or comparing them to hitler; I am sure that in an oral discourse that no one ever asks someone to spell a word to prove that their ideas are valid.
Wackem and Mauser... ex IBEW here too. Raises in the union weren't that big, but the overtime and double time was great, except that when that happened you wouldn't come home for several days in a row. (worked on utility line crews.)
Never got a 25% raise till after I left the union for a managment job, got my engineering degree and then walked on water for another 6 years, outshining everyone doing my best... including a few honest mistakes made for the right reasons... big jumps like that are rare but it's happened twice to me.
MODS: can we get spell check and a grammar Hitler?