1. Rose640's Avatar
    Too lazy to answer so someone else will...
    That was nice of you.
    03-07-2017 11:34 AM
  2. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    And before I had to quit my job, I had 1 raise in the last 3 years and the most I received as a raise was a 1% increase, which at one point was a net increase of $20 per paycheck.
    I'm going on two years without a raise and they just changed the formula to some new vague idea on performance, not sure how that's measured I don't have KPIs. The old was not much better...

    Even though the company is doing OK here in the UK, the rest of the offices are not, so we suffer.

    My last raise was in the 1% area as well.

    Doesn't matter I guess. I don't plan to be here for too much longer, hopefully.
    03-07-2017 11:35 AM
  3. libra89's Avatar
    Now, I valued my own space. And in some cases when I was apartment hunting in the city they were asking for essentially 55% of my monthly expenses upfront. So when I got my apartment I had to sacrifice 4 hours of each day just to have access to a bit more of my income. The point is in sharing all this just to say it's important to know what you're willing to work through and improving your lot is essential.

    Being an adult sucks sometimes.
    Noted, thank you for the wise advice. I have friends who live on their own but they also make a quite a bit more than me. Idealistically, I wouldn't want a roommate but it might make more sense for me at this point in time.
    03-07-2017 11:38 AM
  4. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    That was nice of you.
    An academic place to get a Masters or Doctoral degree.
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    03-07-2017 11:38 AM
  5. libra89's Avatar
    Too lazy to google, what's a grad school?
    Grad school is an optional level, where you get Master's and PhD (doctorate) degrees. If you wanted to be a lawyer, you would get your first (Bachelor's degree) and then instead of grad school, you would be going to law school.

    It just depends on how far you want to go and how much education is needed for what you'll be doing.
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    03-07-2017 11:41 AM
  6. libra89's Avatar
    I'm going on two years without a raise and they just changed the formula to some new vague idea on performance, not sure how that's measured I don't have KPIs. The old was not much better...

    Even though the company is doing OK here in the UK, the rest of the offices are not, so we suffer.

    My last raise was in the 1% area as well.

    Doesn't matter I guess. I don't plan to be here for too much longer, hopefully.
    I'm starting to wonder if this is just normal or something to get 1%.

    Where I am, we only get a small raise to account for cost of living. Nothing more.
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    03-07-2017 11:43 AM
  7. worldspy99's Avatar
    Omg the green one is amazing. I love it, just not that price tag haha. So pretty.
    We in the USA don't need to be worried about temptation too much since Huawei is not going to sell the P series devices here. But we can get creative and try to import them from Canada...
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    03-07-2017 11:48 AM
  8. worldspy99's Avatar
    Like I said, good luck with this one. I'm wondering what will happen first...You getting a new phone or Trump leaving office...
    My money is on the phone for everyone's sanity sake!
    03-07-2017 11:49 AM
  9. worldspy99's Avatar
    In a perfect world, I'd own a 950XL, G6 and Mi 5. The G6 as the daily driver, the XL for shooting pictures dedicated, and the Mi 5 for days when I don't want to lug around a big phone. I really, really wished the Mi 5 had proper T-Mobile support...
    Meanwhile on Earth 2 MIA has a Honor 8, Nextbit Robin and a 950XL.
    This year's Xiaomi devices get LTE on T-Mobile, just confirmed that with my Mi Note 2.
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    03-07-2017 11:51 AM
  10. worldspy99's Avatar
    Thanks!
    I did compare the cameras for like one day but the issue with my contacts disappearing and reappearing pissed me off with the X Compact so it was immediately returned.
    X Compact and the Z3 Compact are okay devices. If you were able to snag them for about 50% off the retail price then great, otherwise not worth it.
    The Honor 8 is a solid device, actually feels slightly better in the hand versus my Pixel but that could be due to the difference in case quality.
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    03-07-2017 11:53 AM
  11. libra89's Avatar
    We in the USA don't need to be worried about temptation too much since Huawei is not going to sell the P series devices here. But we can get creative and try to import them from Canada...
    That's true.

    I tried to do that with the Huawei Nova (not the Plus) and I couldn't even find one. :( Just wanted it because it was smaller than the Honor 8. I don't think I can be bothered to deal with that lol.
    03-07-2017 11:54 AM
  12. worldspy99's Avatar
    Too lazy to google, what's a grad school?
    If you are too lazy to search for that it's best you focus on your current line of studies.
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    03-07-2017 11:55 AM
  13. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    That was nice of you.
    Just being honest as I am still doing laundry while posting as my excuse for my laziness.
    Last edited by MSFTisMIA; 03-07-2017 at 12:07 PM.
    03-07-2017 11:56 AM
  14. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    So for the newer folks here, I've been studying part time to get a Master's in Social Work for the better part of the life of this thread (4 years). In order to practice as a social worker in the US, you need a license...In order to get access to federal jobs, you need to be a citizen. So I need to get those two things to really make some headway in the social work field.
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    03-07-2017 12:02 PM
  15. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Meanwhile on Earth 2 MIA has a Honor 8, Nextbit Robin and a 950XL.
    This year's Xiaomi devices get LTE on T-Mobile, just confirmed that with my Mi Note 2.
    That's why I wanted one of those if the camera was a bit better because it had everything I was missing outside of the wireless charging. I was reading the camera wasn't better than the Mi 5.
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    03-07-2017 12:03 PM
  16. libra89's Avatar
    X Compact and the Z3 Compact are okay devices. If you were able to snag them for about 50% off the retail price then great, otherwise not worth it.
    The Honor 8 is a solid device, actually feels slightly better in the hand versus my Pixel but that could be due to the difference in case quality.
    Hmm that's interesting that the Honor 8 feels slightly better in the hand. Funny that you say that because my hand is adjusting to the size of it and the adjustment period has been painful. The whole shifting in my hand thing again is making me debate my decision. I keep debating trying it again, because of this. I swear that the SE has spoiled me.

    I really wanted a z3 compact but no band 12 doesn't work for me at work. :( The Honor 8 has amazing radios though and a very good selfie camera (not used all the time but still) so it's hard to give up that combo...
    03-07-2017 12:05 PM
  17. libra89's Avatar
    So for the newer folks here, I've been studying part time to get a Master's in Social Work for the better part of the life of this thread (4 years). In order to practice as a social worker in the US, you need a license...In order to get access to federal jobs, you need to be a citizen. So I need to get those two things to really make some headway in the social work field.
    Thanks for this! Wow, that's so awesome that you are doing that. Many props.

    Ah okay, I see. That makes sense. I wish you luck with all of that.
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    03-07-2017 12:08 PM
  18. worldspy99's Avatar
    I'm starting to wonder if this is just normal or something to get 1%.

    Where I am, we only get a small raise to account for cost of living. Nothing more.
    It is becoming the normal unless you keep getting an Exceptional or Outstanding rating year in and year out. I went without a single $ raise for 2 review cycles in my current job for some really outlandish and bizarre reasons.
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    03-07-2017 12:10 PM
  19. libra89's Avatar
    It is becoming the normal unless you keep getting an Exceptional or Outstanding rating year in and year out. I went without a single $ raise for 2 review cycles in my current job for some really outlandish and bizarre reasons.
    Wow, that's a while to go without o_o

    I'm in the public sector so I guess my raise for completing my probation is all I'll see for a while.

    Edit: I stand corrected, there's different levels of the public sector that do get raises, like local government and such, but I'm not a part of that.
    03-07-2017 12:14 PM
  20. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Thanks for this! Wow, that's so awesome that you are doing that. Many props.

    Ah okay, I see. That makes sense. I wish you luck with all of that.
    Thanks.
    It is becoming the normal unless you keep getting an Exceptional or Outstanding rating year in and year out. I went without a single $ raise for 2 review cycles in my current job for some really outlandish and bizarre reasons.
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    03-07-2017 12:14 PM
  21. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    It is becoming the normal unless you keep getting an Exceptional or Outstanding rating year in and year out. I went without a single $ raise for 2 review cycles in my current job for some really outlandish and bizarre reasons.
    Yup. Employers don't like paying raises these days the same way Trump doesn't like poor brown folks and or women with these policies of his...
    03-07-2017 12:16 PM
  22. Rose640's Avatar
    An academic place to get a Masters or Doctoral degree.
    Thanks Rue.
    03-07-2017 12:20 PM
  23. Rose640's Avatar
    Grad school is an optional level, where you get Master's and PhD (doctorate) degrees. If you wanted to be a lawyer, you would get your first (Bachelor's degree) and then instead of grad school, you would be going to law school.

    It just depends on how far you want to go and how much education is needed for what you'll be doing.
    I get it know, I wasn't familiar with the term
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    03-07-2017 12:21 PM
  24. Sport Driver's Avatar
    Nice. Is it an old-timers thing or someting different?
    Nope, new cars. Hope it will be great :)
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    03-07-2017 02:17 PM
  25. libra89's Avatar
    On one hand, I miss not shuffling my phone in my hand so the X Compact looks nice for that but it's a bummer that I can't get it less than $250 unless it's banged up. I keep hovering over the B&H page for one.

    If I was to try it and like it, the Honor 8 will have to go. I don't want to have 4+ phones again lol.
    03-07-2017 03:26 PM
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