That is the pay raise I received…14%
Today I had my 1 year review at work. It went awesome…. I wish the pay raise was a bit more (it sounds like a lot, but when the starting salary was low, 14% still isn’t much!), but a raise is a raise and I am excited that I’ll have some more income to spend on the printing of my maps.
I came into the review meeting with two documents: a comprehensive listing of all the activities I worked on from December 2004 to November 2005 and the other a listing of what I’d like to do in 2006. I compiled the listing of my work activities by trolling through all my e-mails and this next year I am going to need to keep an ongoing listing so I don’t have to spend the time looking through so many e-mails! I think the 2006 goals impressed my boss because he recognized my future focus and shares my vision to some extent. Walking out of the meeting I genuinely realized that my boss values my presence at the organization and that alone makes the 14% seem all the more special :)