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Just Got 18.8% Bonus!  
User currently offlineDFWHeavy From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 560 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 6 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2049 times:

I'm just lamenting the fact that I'm so excited. Our company just announced it's 2012 results and we were just awarded with an 18.8% bonus payable in 2 1/2 weeks.. OMG.. I'm so Excited! I'm on cloud 9 right now  


Christopher W Slovacek
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User currently offlinecasinterest From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4510 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (1 year 6 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2032 times:

Congrats. Now go buy some life insurance  


Older than I just was ,and younger than I will soo be.
User currently offlineDFWHeavy From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 6 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2022 times:

hahahahha, real funny casinterest!

Im good for now.. especially since we have no kids and a completely paid off home  



Christopher W Slovacek
User currently offlinecasinterest From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4510 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (1 year 6 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2006 times:

Quoting DFWHeavy (Reply 2):
Im good for now.. especially since we have no kids and a completely paid off home

In that case, go get something really nice, or go on a great trip.



Older than I just was ,and younger than I will soo be.
User currently offlineDFWHeavy From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 6 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1973 times:

Trips so far this year that are booked:

1. Day Trip to Houston (flying)
2. London and Paris in May
3. Cabo San Lucas in July
4. Florence and Rome, Italy in November


Should be fun  


What wasn't fun was paying $5,700 in property tax on Friday :/



Christopher W Slovacek
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39720 posts, RR: 75
Reply 5, posted (1 year 6 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1962 times:

Quoting DFWHeavy (Thread starter):

Congrats DFWHeavy!   
I hope the new Obama tax increase doesn't eat up too much of what you earned.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlinetugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5436 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (1 year 6 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1958 times:

Quoting DFWHeavy (Reply 4):
What wasn't fun was paying $5,700 in property tax on Friday :/

That's impressive. Is that for the entire year or just half? Of course prop tax is the primary way for Texas to raise revenue isn't it?

Tugg



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User currently offlineDFWHeavy From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 6 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1948 times:

That was my entire 2012 home tax burden.

Yea, the obama tax will eat up some.. between the lady and I, the 2% increase to the social security tax costs us a few hundred a month.. I hate taxes, but Oh well, that was going to come back no matter what at some point.

Anyway, thanks Superfly, Very excited today.

In addition, I'll find out on Friday what % increase I get as a merit based increase in pay.



Christopher W Slovacek
User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3300 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (1 year 6 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1923 times:
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I'll bring the positive energy in this thread down a bit for everybody. My "raise" this year was 1.2% (not enough to cover Cost of Living, let alone the Obama tax).

I'm not eligible for a bonus at my employee level.

I'm, therefore, making less per paycheck than I was last year! Joy of joys!

TIS



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User currently offlineKen777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 8191 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (1 year 6 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1914 times:

Congrats on the bonus - it has to feel good.

It's also a nice indicator for others in the workplace to see some business doing very well.

Quoting DFWHeavy (Reply 4):
What wasn't fun was paying $5,700 in property tax on Friday

I've always thought that high property taxes was the price Texans pay for having no state income taxes. The states aare going to get their money one way or another.


User currently offlineDFWHeavy From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 6 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1908 times:

I agree with Ken777 on that topic.. Yes, our property taxes are higher than most of the nation to make up for the lack of state income tax. That is a fact.

Our business has always done really well. USAA is one of the best run companies and most well respected out there. Can't speak for other companies, but we treat our member right and in return, we make a lot of money.

I can hardly work today I'm so happy.. I realize how blessed and fortunate I am to be given such a bonus. Without getting political, it does go to show you that a great income and bonuses can be given for working hard and a union is not necessary to facilitate this... there are a lot of great private companies that are not "evil".

[Edited 2013-01-29 10:53:56]


Christopher W Slovacek
User currently offlinelewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3623 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (1 year 6 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1886 times:

Congrats for the bonus! I was very excited for mine initially but after realizing that almost half of it was tax I felt kind of bummed out.

User currently offlineALTF4 From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 1209 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (1 year 6 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1844 times:

... two threads on your well-being in one week, and also complaining on paying $5,200 in property taxes? I think you can afford it.  

Congrats... but... seems a little excessive to keep promoting your net value so much. Just my 2 cents. Don't mind me.  



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User currently offlinetugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5436 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (1 year 6 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1824 times:

Quoting ALTF4 (Reply 12):
Congrats... but... seems a little excessive to keep promoting your net value so much. Just my 2 cents. Don't mind me.

Pssst.... it's A.net, he's just making it all up and trolling!
I mean next he'll post seeking advice on what to do in a personal relationship or ask what to do about someone doing something to him but he keeps going back and having those strange things done to him all while wondering why people think he is a troll....
 

Tugg



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User currently offlineDFWHeavy From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 6 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1808 times:

Haha.. ALTF4 -- i can see your point; however no one knows my net worth on here. I do have quite a bit of life insurance but that isn't really indicative of anything. I'm a poor poor man  


Christopher W Slovacek
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39720 posts, RR: 75
Reply 15, posted (1 year 6 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1791 times:

Quoting ALTF4 (Reply 12):
Congrats... but... seems a little excessive to keep promoting your net value so much. Just my 2 cents. Don't mind me.

He's part of the wealthiest 1%.
Only the wealthiest 1% had a tax increase.........   



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7694 posts, RR: 21
Reply 16, posted (1 year 6 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1787 times:
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Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 8):
I'll bring the positive energy in this thread down a bit for everybody. My "raise" this year was 1.2% (not enough to cover Cost of Living, let alone the Obama tax).

I'm not eligible for a bonus at my employee level.

I'm, therefore, making less per paycheck than I was last year! Joy of joys!

Hmm, you could be describing me there. I feel your pain!   



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User currently offlineDFWHeavy From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 6 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1774 times:

For all anyone knows, I make 20K a year  


Now it's time to go to the Gym and lose some pounds  



Christopher W Slovacek
User currently offlineWarRI1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 8852 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (1 year 6 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1765 times:

Quoting DFWHeavy (Reply 7):
That was my entire 2012 home tax burden.

Good for the bonus. I have to say that is not a bad house tax burden.

[Edited 2013-01-29 14:07:53]


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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7694 posts, RR: 21
Reply 19, posted (1 year 6 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1765 times:
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Quoting DFWHeavy (Reply 17):
For all anyone knows, I make 20K a year

No dude, you already told us what the social security tax increase costs you.....(well, you and the missus, but still!), and also what trips you have booked! Now, your wife could of course earn a fat bundle, but reading between the lines I would guess you do ok too.   

I don't do badly, but boni are simply not a feature of my employment, and at the moment below-inflation payrises are. Still, I am still happy for you - and I hope you enjoy your extra kablingy.   



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User currently offlineDFWHeavy From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (1 year 6 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1750 times:

Thank you RussionJet.

I'm very thankful for the opportunity to work for a great company. I guess I'm excited because it shows that my hard work is paying off.



Christopher W Slovacek
User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7694 posts, RR: 21
Reply 21, posted (1 year 6 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1743 times:
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Quoting DFWHeavy (Reply 20):
I'm very thankful for the opportunity to work for a great company. I guess I'm excited because it shows that my hard work is paying off.

   A very satisfying feeling, no doubt.



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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (1 year 6 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1738 times:

......and Uncle Sam takes 33%.


"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineDFWHeavy From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 6 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1731 times:

Yes Yes EMBQA... Uncle Sam takes his part  


At least paying the home/property taxes via credit card yielded me enough miles for another trip to Europe (Credit Card Sign up Bonus) --- Exciting times.



Christopher W Slovacek
User currently offlineALTF4 From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 1209 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (1 year 6 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1712 times:

Quoting DFWHeavy (Reply 14):
ALTF4 -- i can see your point;

Don't mind me. I'm just being a tool.

Quoting DFWHeavy (Reply 23):
At least paying the home/property taxes via credit card yielded me enough miles for another trip to Europe (Credit Card Sign up Bonus) --- Exciting times.

:D that's sweet. I'm about to pay off the car ($15k remaining) and want to try to do it on a credit card. I need to find a new card that offers high points for the first 6 months or something. Heh.

.

How much commission do you earn when you underwrite your limit of $500k? (Now here's the fun game: find me on LinkedIn based on your recent profile views. You have one guess.)



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25 RussianJet : Ah well, all of us who work gets taxed - and it's why some of our countries aren't total dumps.
26 Post contains links and images tz757300 : Only fitting for a thread like this one.
27 sbworcs : In same boat as RussianJet. Below inflation pay rises and no bonus so actual pay cut per year. But congrats on your and spend it wisely
28 KiwiRob : bugger my bonus was only 8.5%, payrise last year was only 7.5% I feel robbed gurrrrrr!
29 moose135 : I've been a member since 1984, and I'll agree with you. The company I'm now with (in a similar industry) also treats us very well, and we are doing w
30 Flighty : I thought USAA was nonprofit... was thinking about working there. They are recruiting.
31 tugger : "Non-profit" seems to confuse a lot of people, It just means that all the money gets "reinvested" back into the company. There are no monies that are
32 DFWHeavy : Tugger is right. We are extremely profitable, but we share that money with the members ans employees.
33 Post contains images Flighty : Haha, well it reminds me of the Federal Reserve. Also a quasi "private" organization. They actually create money. Then they deduct whatever expenses
34 dtw9 : I used to feel the same way until I saw my auto insurance bill three years ago. With no tickets or accidents by any of the members in my household my
35 DFWHeavy : dtw9, You have brought up some good points. I'll be the first to admit we are not always the cheapest. With that said, no company is always the cheape
36 sccutler : USAA is the prototype fo proving that a very large enterprise can be responsive and even, at times, compassionate, with its customers. I guess I shoul
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