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Johnie
28-07-2009, 05:46 PM
Well....I am just stunned......

So, I work for the state. It's common knowledge that you really have to negotiate your salary well when starting. We just don't get great raises around here. The Govenor typically gives 2-4% raise each year. We didn't get one last Nov due to the budget issues.

So, I come back from lunch and I get this email. I think my mouth may still be hanging open. I have worked here since March 2005. Apparently I was supposed to get a 5% raise when I completed all of my new counselor skills training. I did not get it. I didn't even know about it.

I will be getting my 5% increase on Aug. 1st. They are looking into how much they owe me in backpay since March 2006. Wow. I am just stunned.

Everyone do the happy dance with me :tralala::tralala:

DisneyFreak
28-07-2009, 05:48 PM
That's great news Johnie!:thumbsup:

Over three years of back pay should be a nice down payment on a Disney trip. :yes:

ukwdwnut
28-07-2009, 05:49 PM
wow thats fab news johnie

so pleased for you its about time you had something go your way :D :wiggle: :hug2:

foreverducky
28-07-2009, 05:55 PM
Oh my goodness!!! :thud:

Now that is a reason to have a drink!!!:shaker:

Isafari
28-07-2009, 05:58 PM
Wow, fantastic news :yes: Lets hope this is the start of everything turning around for the better in your life :hug2:

lisaw
28-07-2009, 06:00 PM
OOh nice email!! Really pleased for you Johnie :hug2:

Johnie
28-07-2009, 06:00 PM
ok my rudimentary math skills tells me this should be over $6,000 :eek3::2thumbsup:

Only me....the dr just called.....I have a kidney stone in my xray.......:thumbsdown:

foreverducky
28-07-2009, 06:04 PM
Life is truly full of ups and downs, and all in one day too

arkvilla
28-07-2009, 06:06 PM
That's fantastic news about pay increase and backdated to boot - fab news

Don't worry too much about Kidney Stones - my DH gets them ( quite often ) Lithotripsy breaks them down and they come out in your pee ( may give you a slight indication of chiildbirth.....

Sandra

Johnie
28-07-2009, 06:10 PM
Oh Sandra, I've had a kidney stone once before. I think it was far worse than the caesarean section I had.

Claire
28-07-2009, 06:31 PM
Fantastic news!! I'll happy dance with you!

josh.p.
28-07-2009, 06:32 PM
Wow Johnie! That's brilliant :hug2: you totally deserve this :yes:. The best part is that it is a double surprise. It would have been nice as a payrise in it's own right, but the backpayment from 3 years is :awesome: too :yes: :hug2: about time something went your way.

mainecoon lover
28-07-2009, 06:37 PM
Excellent news Johnie. You deserve to treat yourself after the hard time you have had of late :hug2:. I am sorry to hear about the kidney stone :hug2:

Johnie
28-07-2009, 06:41 PM
Thanks everyone!

The kidney stone has not acted up so fingers crossed that it doesn't. I have some Percocet stashed away from my tubal ligation in case I need it.

Mari
28-07-2009, 07:02 PM
AMAZING NEWS!!!

yei Johnie!!!!!!

:)

arkvilla
28-07-2009, 07:13 PM
Oh Sandra, I've had a kidney stone once before. I think it was far worse than the caesarean section I had.


Serves me right for not checking before - being quite new I didn't realise you were a lady and thought Johnie ... well I'm sure you know what I thought :embarassed:

So in that case you already have a very good knowledge of childbirth :yes:- I too have had caesarians and think I was way braver than my DH when he had his kidney stiones

I shall be more careful in furutre and do a bit of investigation before letting my fingers run away with me.

Still great news about your raise, hope you have fun planning how to spend it

Sandra

Taja
28-07-2009, 08:04 PM
Woohoo!

:dance:

Deb
28-07-2009, 08:11 PM
Johnie, that is awesome news hun :hug2: It really is!

As for those nasty stones, lets hope that they're not too much trouble :(

sunsetlakes
28-07-2009, 08:17 PM
What fabulous news - so pleased for you

:flowerbounce::flowerbounce::flowerbounce::bouncin g::flowerbounce::flowerbounce::flowerbounce:

Disneybumble
28-07-2009, 08:26 PM
NOW that's what l call good news. You deserve it hun. Now kidney stones...... Did l mention the healing that vodka can do.
Seriously pleased for you hun. xxxxxxxxxxxx

Johnie
28-07-2009, 08:33 PM
:tongue: is that actual healing or numbing?

Disneybumble
28-07-2009, 08:36 PM
Numbs the pain whilst breaking it down.:tongue: Tis amazing stuff.:wiggle:

Dorothy
28-07-2009, 09:01 PM
That raise and the extra money come at the perfect time for you don't they :hug2: AND as hard as you work, the raise is very very much deserved!!!!

Did the doctor think the stone is stationary or does it look like it's going to pass?

Karen
28-07-2009, 10:09 PM
Hope you spend your money wisely, on a visit to Disney of course :)

SleepinCatz
28-07-2009, 10:45 PM
:nono: bad kidney stone Bad! :nono:

However...on the rest of the news!!!:hug2::jawdrop::bounce::dance::2thumbsup:

Tinker
28-07-2009, 11:29 PM
Truly Fabulous News, Johnie !!! See good things do happen .
Now about that kidney stone :pdust::pdust: that you aren't bothered by it . Good that you have some leftover relief in case needed .

Beccaberry
29-07-2009, 12:18 AM
FANTASTIC, my friend :) Truly so.

Tink
29-07-2009, 06:04 AM
Most excellent news on the pay raise and the retro back to 06! I'm guessing someone in your HR department was audited and the oversight was turned up. It's a matter of law for states to compensate fairly as per their policies. :yes:

As for the kidney stone, uck. :hug2: (Tubal? When did you have that? Are the meds still ok to take? Be sure they aren't out of date, ok)? :hug2:

piglet
29-07-2009, 08:40 AM
:dance::dance::dance: fantastic news I'm dancing with you

lozzy
29-07-2009, 10:12 AM
That is great news, I had this happen a few months back and got 3000.00. We may also be getting another back pay as I work after 8pm at night.

I am really pleased for you and make sure you enjoy what you get.

Debbie2
29-07-2009, 10:16 AM
Great news about the payrise and backpay - have fun spending it.

Hope the kidney stone doesn't cause you any bother :)

uscwest
29-07-2009, 11:13 AM
Congrats Johnie. Nothing like a backdated raise to lift one's spirits, in spite of the kidney stone.

Johnie
29-07-2009, 01:17 PM
I had the tubal ligation at the end of June. So the meds are still fresh. The kidney stone hasn't bothered me at all but I am completely and totally worried it will. Ugh. I had that pain once before and it was awful. I go to my reg. dr on Friday.

Beccaberry
29-07-2009, 01:43 PM
Well.....we *could* go to Disney in a couple of weeks to take your mind off of it?

:wink:

Johnie
29-07-2009, 01:47 PM
Now THAT is a splendid idea! :tongue:

MystikPiglit
29-07-2009, 01:58 PM
ok my rudimentary math skills tells me this should be over $6,000

Now that is good news! Several Disney trips worth. :lol:


Only me....the dr just called.....I have a kidney stone in my xray.......:thumbsdown:

Oh dear. :comfort:

Mandy
31-07-2009, 02:09 PM
That's great news Johnie, hope you enjoy the money. :thumbsup: