I'll make it brief, because I've only got a second. The important thing to remember about your "raise" is that it isn't a raise at all. Your real-life take-home pay continues to decline as Fred screws you on hours, breaks, and incredibly high insurance costs. Whatever he gives you has already been more than taken away. Sometimes I think that some employees don't know how to use a calculator because they think they are actually getting ahead. The reality is that you have lost substantially already this year, and most of us stand to lose a lot more when the new insurance BS kicks-in. Fred is trying his best to pay you like a Ground driver and force you into going with public exchange coverage under Obamacare. That saves Lucifred even more money. He could care less if you live or die. All he wants is more money.