When was the last time you got a pay rise?

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When I joined the Money Shed four years ago:

Populous surveys were paying up to £4 a survey. Today, they are still paying up to £4
Pinecone had just reduced their surveys to from 4 to £3. They are still paying £3
User testing paid $10 a test. They still pay $10
Roamler had lots of quick easy tasks for £3 to £5. Now they have less easy tasks and more barge polls.
Matched betting netted me around £700 each month. Now its less than half that, due to gubbings and less offers.

Started at my current place of employment 2 years ago. No pay rise yet. I'll have to get one April next year because minimum wage will have caught up with my pay rate by then.
 

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When I joined the Money Shed four years ago:

Populous surveys were paying up to £4 a survey. Today, they are still paying up to £4
Pinecone had just reduced their surveys to from 4 to £3. They are still paying £3
User testing paid $10 a test. They still pay $10
Roamler had lots of quick easy tasks for £3 to £5. Now they have less easy tasks and more barge polls.
Matched betting netted me around £700 each month. Now its less than half that, due to gubbings and less offers.

Started at my current place of employment 2 years ago. No pay rise yet. I'll have to get one April next year because minimum wage will have caught up with my pay rate by then.
So before I quit my full job job to spend my time putting words on the Internet and crack'in wise on social media i worked in Local Government.

The ONLY Time I got payrises over the 11 years I worked there was due to either incremental upgrades every year (£500 odd or so which barely covered inflation), restructures or applying for a role higher up and getting it.

So basically the only time I got any REAL amount of extra money was through something bad happening where loads of people lost their jobs alongside it or I did it off my own back and applied for jobs higher up

I DREAD to think in the private sector how pay rises are going to be treated over the next few years because most companies will be scared as hell to ever increase their costs!
 

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So before I quit my full job job to spend my time putting words on the Internet and crack'in wise on social media i worked in Local Government.

The ONLY Time I got payrises over the 11 years I worked there was due to either incremental upgrades every year (£500 odd or so which barely covered inflation), restructures or applying for a role higher up and getting it.

So basically the only time I got any REAL amount of extra money was through something bad happening where loads of people lost their jobs alongside it or I did it off my own back and applied for jobs higher up

I DREAD to think in the private sector how pay rises are going to be treated over the next few years because most companies will be scared as hell to ever increase their costs!
We didn't get our yearly incremental one this year due to Covid. First time in over 10 years, that that has happened and we've been told not to expect a bonus either. We all agreed that we could deal with not getting one but to not get either just seems wrong. Especially when the performance of the company has not been affected by Covid as such and we have saved a fortune. But that's the private sector for you I suppose.
 
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We didn't get our yearly incremental one this year due to Covid. First time in over 10 years, that that has happened and we've been told not to expect a bonus either. We all agreed that we could deal with not getting one but to not get either just seems wrong. Especially when the performance of the company has not been affected by Covid as such and we have saved a fortune. But that's the private sector for you I suppose.
Is the big issue with what you do that the prize money isn't what it was before all the crowds went away so there is less money to go around / pay staff etc.?
 

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Is the big issue with what you do that the prize money isn't what it was before all the crowds went away so there is less money to go around / pay staff etc.?
Not so much for us as there are other revenue streams with the horses that were not at all affected. Plus prize money abroad is still at Pre-Covid levels due to their funding structure and we have had a lot of decent wins/placings there.

The prize money thing affects the smaller trainers really with owners that really have to justify the expense of running a racehorse. We would be better off all round if we had a PMU type system like the French. That pumps so much money back into the industry and not into the bookmakers back pockets, so staff would get better paid, and owners would see bigger returns.

On a side note, I did see a news article today that said that even pre-Covid that the Public Sector was 7% better off for pay rises than the equivalent in the Private Sector.
 

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