So, I'm watching the Today show yesterday morning, and apparently, everyone is up in arms about salary increases for bank employees. Now, in case you haven't figured it out, I am a bank employee. I am a menial laborer--I am not a big wig hording up big money bonuses and increases. I did not take bail out money from the government. I am not gouging customers on fees.
Why shouldn't I get a raise? If you work at McDonald's or Starbucks or JC Penney's, you're probably expecting a raise. If you work for the great state of Oklahoma or the police department or you're a fireman, probably, you're wanting a little something extra when it comes time for your annual review. And so do I. So, don't come in my office and tell me how you think it's ridiculous for any bank employees to get raises this year, because you saw it on the Today show, too, and you think it is ridiculous. I am really not interested in your opinion. And it makes me want to slap you.