I hate to yet again be happy about money, but...
In December I have now received a Silver recognition reward and a Bronze recognition award. I get my ex gratia
First Aider thank you payment in my December pay as well. These three between them cover my expenditure at Greenwich last month
Today I got asked if I had five minutes, yes I do...turns out that while inflationary pay rises are going to remain in April each year, the performance pay rise is now moving to December. As my role has been assessed as business critical, it has also been externally benchmarked (i.e. compared to similar jobs in similar companies). This benchmarking, in combination with my high performance, has led to a whopping 7% pay increase
It's just ludicrous.
So, happy that our role/department has been recognised as important (for a long time we have been regarded as unimportant), happy that my work personally has been recognised. Happy that I'll take even less time to save up for the new bathroom whcih we are intending to have next year
Determined to find something unmaterialistic to be happy about in my next posting