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When a raise isn't really a raise...

October 25th, 2006 at 04:48 pm

When it comes with a gigantic insurance bill!

My wonderful husband had a contract for three years, it just ended. Instead of hiring him outright, or firing him, he was switched to a new contract company...with a raise.

Not to shabby of one eihter...Not tops, but should keep us in milk even with our newest drinking his share instead of nursing.

Then we got the information on insurance with the new company...almost 1 grand a month!!!!!

That is a month! 1,000 a month for insurance! We pay only 400 now, and that is killing us!

So my genious husband figured out the math, and went back to the recruiter...he got him to give us a real raise. One that will keep us in milk and insurance. I am soo proud of him, a raise you expect is good, one you ask for and get is even better!

We now have an actual raise...not only will it keep us in milk, it will keep us in donating to the church and socking away a 'real' amount of money (as in more >1% as opposed to

5 Responses to “When a raise isn't really a raise...”

  1. PRICEPLUS Says:

    Perky you point out something that a great many people don't think about. It is so important to have affordable health insurance. I always point out ot people it is just as important as how much you make! Sounds like everything worked out! Thank God and good for your DH!Smile

  2. nanamom Says:

    Wow, That's great. Kudos to your DH.

  3. LuxLiving Says:

    bully for you guys!

  4. kashi Says:

    Good for you! I'm glad they raised his salary.

  5. monkeymama Says:

    Agreed. It amazes me when people just look at the dollar figure for salary and do not consider all the benefits. Or for example, when I moved here I got a 10% pay cut BUT I got OT pay (the missing 10%) and profit sharing. I don't have medical benefits and people freak out about that. But it is common in my industry. What is uncommon is to get 10% profit sharing. I come out ahead in the end. Wink
    WTG on the REAL raise!!!!!

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