I just got back from dropping off the payroll for Free Wheeler Pizza. I was surprised to see extra money in my pay envelope, with a little note from the owner saying “It’s been a while, here’s a cost of living raise.”
The legislature also gave me a raise on my teaching salary this year. My first raise from them since 2009, which would have been a pay cut if I hadn’t earned my Master’s that year. And it’s a whopping 0.33%.
⅓ of 1% from my full-time (and a half) job and 10% from the small pizza place I do payroll for. Now you might think “Yeah, but ⅓% of a teaching salary is gonna be a lot more that 10% of what you’d get paid to process 20 paychecks a month.”
Au contraire, mon frère. It works out to a difference of $450 a month.
Yeah, the Utah Legislature respects and values their teachers. Oh, yeah. Not more than a struggling local businessman.
P.S. – red is the official Math Department color for sarcasm at my school.