1. i was wondering how everyone's institutions determined raises. i have been on this floor for almost a year and my manager just told me i got $1.25 raise. i was so happy. but then i found out that it was an "across the board" raise. don't get me wrong, i'll take it. but i thought this was based on my performace. well, the rumor is that we aren't getting a merit raise because of this universal raise. so, needless to say, i am a little disappointed.
    am i overreacting? is this a common thing? thanks in advance for any feedback! :kiss
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  3. by   oramar
    Dollar twenty five is crappy no matter why you got it, in current enviroment it should be at least 20%. If they gave you 10% you could take it but you would be entitled to growl. Do they want to keep you or what?
    My hospital did the yearly merit based raises when I started. But before I was even there a year, they switched to a new system. A new hire gets raises at 1, 2, 3, 5, and 10 years of service for the hospital. At that 1 year mark, my raise was $3. At the 2 year mark it was only $1.

    We'll see what happens this year.

  5. by   CATHYW
    I am the only nurse/healthworker at my plant. I am salaried, like the floor employees. At the beginning of each year, we get an across the board 3% raise. Managers and Supervisors get production bonuses. We also get "profit-sharing." My PS bonus for the first 4 mos of this year was $193.17.
    Gotta love it!
  6. by   Smoked Pickle
    I'm still in school ,but the hospital that's sponsoring me also does across the board raises. I think that's fair, but they should also do merit based raises in addition to that. Otherwise, they can't complain when people don't go above and beyond the call of duty.
  7. by   kewlnurse
    our crappy union got Us a huge %3 raise this year, yeah baby that $0.50/hour is gonna get me a new Porshe, sweeeeeeeet. Not.
  8. by   Zee_RN
    We just got a "market adjustment" raise. The lower-experienced RNs got the biggest jump since they were the least well compensated. We will still be getting performance raises in July. Our brand-new RN/GN rate just went from $15.40 an hour to $17.10.
  9. by   Rottie1
    And I thought I had it bad. Where I work they have given across the board pay raises at least twice in the 3 1/2 years that I have been there. Plus we still received our annual merit raise which is based on performance, but the most one can get is 3%. So for 3 1/2 years, 4 raises isn't too bad (I think).
  10. by   galenight
    We generally get an annual raise about this time every year. but this year they are going to do some market analysis first to see where we are compared with other hospitals in the area. And the fiscal year is changing or something like that. So we aren't getting a raise until fall.. if at all. It's just as well. I used to get the annual raise in may and then my yearly one in june. We also get raises at 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 years. You cap at 5.. isn't that ridiculous? Oh well.. thank goodness june is just around the corner!
  11. by   LilgirlRN
    Used to be that we got a raise based on our twice a year evaluations, that was in the dark ages. You could get up to 6%. Then that went to a yearly eval. We still have yearly evals but no money is attached. Now we go by Press-Gainey scores and get what they call a "Piece of the Pie", equals about a week's worth of pay. We do get the occasional across the board raise.
  12. by   NicuGal
    At least you get a raise They only time we get one is when we start threatening with the union and when there is a big upheaval. Usually only 3%, but hey, we went 5 years without a raise once. Count yourself lucky if you get one!

    But we are going to performance evaluations and eventually we will get merit raises (we haven't had those in about 10 years).
  13. by   RNinICU
    Our hospital uses merit raises, you can get up to 6%, according to your evaluation. The system has only been in place for a year. They also give occassional market raises. The merit raises are based on your evaluation by your immediate supervisor. There seems to be mixed opinions on them from the staff. Those who get higher raises like them, and those who did not get as much weren't happy about the new system.
  14. by   capgirl
    we get 3% raises with a good evaluation. however our base is so LOW that 3% is only 50 measly cents....
    our starting rate for new grads is 2.oo less than our competitor. No wonder no one is applying here!