The United Airlines Mechanics have decided that a 37% pay increase. It takes some seriously huge stones to look your employer in the eye and say, "Yeah, almost doubling my pay is OK, but I had expected a little something more." I mean, jeez, last week United announced they have not ruled out bankruptcy protection!
I had my annual performance review yesterday. Let's just say Elmo could count the percentage increases we're receiving in the hospitality industry. (Note: Elmo only has four fingers.) And, to be frank, we're all incredibly grateful.