Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Salary Increase - Misused Words


Salary Increase

Collectively the 2 most misused words in the English language.

Most employees each year get an inflation adjustment and not a salary increase.

Often, it’s only a partial inflation adjustment depending on the individual’s inflation rate and the impact of taxes.

A salary increase could result from a promotion or a merit increase.

Recent public service adjustments certainly had an element of a salary increase but a large part of it was in fact an inflation adjustment.

Notwithstanding, as an employee, I always look forward to my partial inflation adjustment each year and I still call it a salary increase.

Old habits die hard. :)

Greg Beykirch

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