Here’s a video that sticks it to “The Man” — an employee quits after getting an offensive raise.
How bad was it? TikTok user Keeley Collins (@keels.in.heels) shared a video where she said she got a measly pay bump of just thirteen cents. (Scroll to the end for the full video.)
In the text, she wrote: “When HR asked why I was quitting and I had to explain that giving $.13 raises is offensive.”
She captioned it: “It was an inflation raise that totaled about $20/month.” And judging from her hashtags, she works a corporate real estate job in Naples, Florida.
In the video, she’s lip-syncing a Taylor Swift lyric to underscore the point: “Horrified looks from everyone in the room.”
Her video went viral, with more than 967,000 views. Seems like she touched on a topic that lots of us can relate to!
Commenters were on her side, supporting her decision to walk over such a sorry raise.
And despite Collins comments about inflation — lots of times salaries don’t keep pace with inflation.
According to Forbes, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a 7.9 percent increase in the Consumer Price Index in 2022.
But a survey of U.S. companies found employers were only budgeting an average salary increase of 3.4 percent in 2022. That’s less than half the current inflation rate.
Still though. Employees shouldn’t be surprised if an employee quits over an offensive raise. If you want to keep workers, pay them.
Here’s the video.