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Raise in 2020

The_Crow

So does anyone think raises are a possibility this year or is that completely of the table due to the economic crisis?

 
Sep 12, 20 10:52 am
BulgarBlogger

I just got a $15k increase when I got a new job. 

Sep 12, 20 11:47 am  · 
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curtkram

grats :)

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Non Sequitur

most likely, yes. Our office did not loose much and no staff or pay was cut. No gov assistance either. I don’t think those that performed poorly while working from home will get much of a raise tho. 

Sep 12, 20 1:07 pm  · 
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thisisnotmyname

Yes, but the answer is going to be based on how your particular firm was either hurt, unaffected, or helped by COVID disruptions and changes in the market.   As others have said, some employees have hurt their standing with management by not being productive in a WFH arrangement.

Sep 12, 20 1:15 pm  · 
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randomised

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Sep 12, 20 1:51 pm  · 
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Non Sequitur

Quality.

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awaiting_deletion

I'm giving them out in January.

Sep 12, 20 4:48 pm  · 
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How many employees do you have?

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poop876

Yes! We didn't slow down and hired one more architect. Hope it stays busy. 

Sep 12, 20 4:57 pm  · 
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Wood Guy

I had planned to increase my billing rate on Jan. 1 2020 but decided to hold off. Now I'm planning a raise for Jan. 1 2021, about 15%. I won't change my salary but hopefully there will be some profit at the end of the year. 

Sep 13, 20 10:49 am  · 
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Bench

MM - are you working for yourself or is there a broader partnership/entity?

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Wood Guy

I work for myself, by myself, with an LLC filing as an S-corp. All residential design with a focus on high performance/low carbon. I know the OP may not be asking for feedback from the self-employed, but I do my best to run it as a business so it's not that different.

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The_Crow

Thanks for all of the responses! Hope you all get raises :)

Sep 13, 20 11:01 am  · 
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Jay1122

Mean while my firm has 10% cut until the end of this year. But, 1/3 of the firm got laid off. what can i say. The market is too terrible to even allow me to jump.

Sep 13, 20 7:35 pm  · 
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I got a 10% raise a few months ago so it is possible.  

Sep 14, 20 10:16 am  · 
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tintt

I give myself a raise with almost every project. :)

Sep 14, 20 10:19 am  · 
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Yeah but $0 with a 15% raise is still zero.

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tintt

You have a point there.

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Quentin

Highly unlikely, we'll be lucky to have our full salary restored.

Sep 14, 20 11:29 am  · 
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atelier nobody

I got a couple percent - not great, but not nothing.

Sep 14, 20 12:39 pm  · 
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If it's not above the cost of inflation it's not a raise. I was very sad when I realized that. :(

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atelier nobody

Fortunately, inflation has been pretty low.

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Even sadder to realize that not getting an increase each year to cover the cost of inflation is like getting a pay cut.

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OneLostArchitect

still unemployed... sucks really... been applying everywhere and not getting one interview! Ugh

Sep 14, 20 3:31 pm  · 
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randomised

I’m sorry to hear that! Have you tried Gensler though ;-)

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OneLostArchitect

Are they hiring?

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Jay1122

Of course not. The few openings remaining are there to pick up the senior level good ones that got laid off. Unless you are one of those, you are out of luck.

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OneLostArchitect

Thanks Jay... wonder why randomised recommended them?

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randomised

Because of you...


OneLostArchitect
why so much hate in the big G? I don’t get it

SEP 13, 20 3:31 AM

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code

Nope

Sep 14, 20 5:12 pm  · 
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