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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 5 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2020 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, 4431 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2003 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 5 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1993 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, 4431 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1977 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 5 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1944 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, 39659 posts, RR: 75
Reply 5, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1933 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, 5372 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1929 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 5 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1919 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, 3299 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1894 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, 8163 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1885 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 5 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1879 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, 3617 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1857 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, 1206 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1815 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, 5372 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1795 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 5 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1779 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, 39659 posts, RR: 75
Reply 15, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1762 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, 7687 posts, RR: 21
Reply 16, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1758 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 5 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1745 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, 8834 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1736 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, 7687 posts, RR: 21
Reply 19, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1736 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 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1721 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, 7687 posts, RR: 21
Reply 21, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1714 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 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1709 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 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1702 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, 1206 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1683 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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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7687 posts, RR: 21
Reply 25, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1716 times:
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Quoting EMBQA (Reply 22):
......and Uncle Sam takes 33%.

Ah well, all of us who work gets taxed - and it's why some of our countries aren't total dumps.



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User currently offlinetz757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2867 posts, RR: 6
Reply 26, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1664 times:

Only fitting for a thread like this one.

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User currently offlinesbworcs From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 834 posts, RR: 5
Reply 27, posted (1 year 5 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1365 times:

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



The best way forwards is upwards!
User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7035 posts, RR: 3
Reply 28, posted (1 year 5 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1365 times:

bugger my bonus was only 8.5%, payrise last year was only 7.5% I feel robbed gurrrrrr!

User currently offlinemoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2291 posts, RR: 10
Reply 29, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1285 times:

Quoting DFWHeavy (Reply 10):
USAA is one of the best run companies and most well respected out there.

I've been a member since 1984, and I'll agree with you.

Quoting DFWHeavy (Reply 10):
Can't speak for other companies, but we treat our member right and in return, we make a lot of money.

The company I'm now with (in a similar industry) also treats us very well, and we are doing well. I'll find out in a few weeks how that works out for me.



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User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8368 posts, RR: 3
Reply 30, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1264 times:

Quoting DFWHeavy (Reply 10):
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 thought USAA was nonprofit... was thinking about working there. They are recruiting.


User currently offlinetugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5372 posts, RR: 8
Reply 31, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1260 times:

Quoting Flighty (Reply 30):
I thought USAA was nonprofit...

"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 paid to shares holders or otherwise go outside the company, etc. So you expense anything extra within the company, in the form of raises, bonuses, lower prices, reinvesting in new technology.

Head of non-profits are some if the best paid execs out there (also because they can't be given shares or other forms of non-cash bonuses).

Tugg



I don’t know that I am unafraid to be myself, but it is hard to be somebody else. -W. Shatner
User currently offlineDFWHeavy From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 32, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1229 times:

Tugger is right. We are extremely profitable, but we share that money with the members ans employees.


Christopher W Slovacek
User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8368 posts, RR: 3
Reply 33, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1214 times:

Quoting tugger (Reply 31):
"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 paid to shares holders or otherwise go outside the company, etc. So you expense anything extra within the company, in the form of raises, bonuses, lower prices, reinvesting in new technology.

Haha, well it reminds me of the Federal Reserve. Also a quasi "private" organization. They actually create money. Then they deduct whatever expenses they have. Suffice it to say, they don't worry about buying office supplies or things like that.  

As a customer, I like USAA very much.


User currently offlinedtw9 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1153 posts, RR: 2
Reply 34, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1205 times:

Quoting Flighty (Reply 33):
As a customer, I like USAA very much.

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 rates were climbing through the roof. After a call to AAA and finding out I could get the same coverage for $1700.00 less a year on four cars than USAA, I had to say goodbye. Now don't get me wrong, I was with USAA for 25 years and they USED to be a great company, but ever since they opened up their insurance to anyone whose even looked at a military uniform, it just seems they are more concerned with profits then offering lower rates. This past Sept. my mother had to switch out after 35 years which saved her $600 a year. As far as homeowners goes, USAA could never get my business as their rates were always two to three times higher then what I could get locally for the same coverages. More and more i'm hearing about long term customers turning away from USAA because of the higher premiums and the lower quality of their customer service. I still have a couple of credit cards with USAA bank only because if I close them out it will lower my credit score from the 850 score that I've maintained for years.


User currently offlineDFWHeavy From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 35, posted (1 year 5 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1115 times:

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 cheapest for everyone on everything.

Customer Service: While we are still top notch, you do have a point. In the last few years we have grown so much (added so many employees), that I'm sure now and again our service has not met the standards that our Members are used to. We are always trying to improve that, but it does get hard when you are growing at the clip we are. It's always a balancing act and one we are always trying to improve on.

My manager stresses at least weekly, to do what's best for the Members and treat them as our number one priority. Of course, we make up one small part of the company as a whole.



Christopher W Slovacek
User currently offlinesccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5484 posts, RR: 28
Reply 36, posted (1 year 5 months 2 days ago) and read 991 times:

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 should shop my insurance rates, but it would be like going out into the cold harsh world. Not comforting.


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