kmart26 well you rel luck. I never work anywhere in Trinidad where my salary raise was based on experience and performance. You could over perform and they would still say you didn’t some unachievable target.
I asked for a raise once and was advised to budget better. My boss even suggested I make sandwiches at home and bring to work. It was a good suggestion but the reason I was asking was because I was being offered a higher paying position at another branch (yes within the same company) but the manager didn’t want me to go. I eventually resigned for a better job as newcomers were being offered better salaries than I was receiving despite good performance appraisals.
I’ve worked at two large insurance companies at basically the same job and because one wasn’t unionised the salaries weren’t as competitive. However, both companies did annual appraisals and both gave bonuses and increased salaries every year. It really depends on where you work.
I’ve never asked for a raise because of those factors. I just did my best at my job.