Are Skimpy Raises the New Normal?
I think the subject of raises when it comes to internal promotions deserves some attention too. The last time I quit my job in favour of a higher paying one, it was due to the fact that even a year after moving up into NOC, I was still on tech support salary. This was sadly the norm for most of my colleagues that moved up the same ladder.
When the yearly salary reviews were done and all that was given out was a small cost of living increase, I decided it was time to exercise my other options.
From previous experience this unfortunatley seems to be the norm at more than a few places. I'd imagine that this happens in many more places than IT also which is not really good - doesn't really encourage staff to work towards forward movement.