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Hi All:)

 

 

My husband has been in his current employment for 7 years now and we would like to ask someone a question about his salary please..

 

He started with his company back in September 2003 on a salary of £13,000. His salary is now £14,500 as at July 2010. During the 6 years he has had an increase of his salary totalling only £1,500. He also received a letter last year regarding his annual pay review for 2009, and was told there would be no annual pay increase for 2009 ( from August 2009 until July 2010).

 

We still haven't had a letter regarding the pay review for 2010.(.one can hope lol )

 

Would anyone agree with us that this is rather a poor salary? given that everything else has increased during these 7 years in relation to mortgages,rents, council tax, utilities ,food and the general cost of living?

 

My husband had recently brought this issue up with his branch manager,and he reassured my husband that his salary should of been adjusted accordingly in line with other employees salary to around the £16,000-£17,000 mark. He promised he would notify HR for them to adjust the payments .Nothing happened.

 

Should my hubby raise this with HR himself? The only problem is his BM doesn't like employees going over his head, so to speak. He always says,"Ill sort it". Which of course never happens. So going straight to HR seems the only option,otherwise he will always be on the same rate forever.

 

Hubby has always had a good work record over the 7 years, so we can't think why he isn't being paid a decent salary.

 

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bf xx

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Hello there. Sadly, this man sounds a classic example of 'If it's not written down, it won't happen'. Does your OH have anything in writing about the salary increase? Or could he email to remind the manager what was discussed?

 

As for the salary, it's hard to comment. Have you looked at adverts or employment agencies for similar work as a comparison? My OH went through 3 years of no salary increase and some companies have even reduced salaries, so I know it happens. It's no fun.

 

HB


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Bf, you've got duplicate threads running for this. Click on the triangle at the bottom of one of your posts and ask if the threads can be merged. By 'reporting' the thread, you will get someone clever on the site team who will sort it for you.

 

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Hi HB,

 

Unfortunately,everything was agreed verbally,nothing in writing. My hub kept on reminding him,but it was falling on deaf ears. Sadly,he's not very good. No point in emailing as he works with him every day..

 

We do agree with some degree that there are companies out there who are having a difficult time of it and are not increasing annual pays ,but £14,000 seems rather low in comparison to some jobs that are being advertised for exactly the same role. This is partly why my hubby has now decided to leave after 7 years and has applied for the same role as delivery driver at Royal Mail who are offering a salary in the 19,000-20,000 bracket. He doesn't really want to leave his current employment,but given he hasn't heard anything about the 2010-2011 annual increase,he isn't prepared to work for another year without an increase. I think your hubby needs a medal for working for 3 years without a pay increase! ;)

 

 

In the meantime we will see if we get any further with HR...

 

On a positive note, we think that a minority of companies are moving on with the times and with the high cost of living, and there salaries reflect this.

 

 

NB. I have just asked someone if both my threads can be merged together,as when I finished posting,I clicked on submit and somehow it duplicated my thread. So now I have two threads with the same title lol

 

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Just as a matter of interest, what type of work does your husband do?


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Just as a matter of interest, what type of work does your husband do?

 

 

Hi Sidewinder

 

He is a delivery driver which also involves a lot of manual handling/lifting of industrial tools etc..he delivers and collects these same tools to customers..

 

 

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Hi your'e husband should send a polite memo to he's BM asking if he has any update on he's query and cc

HR into said memo, that way he's BM may be a bit annoyed but would be forced to act.

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Hi Sidewinder

 

He is a delivery driver which also involves a lot of manual handling/lifting of industrial tools etc..he delivers and collects these same tools to customers..

 

 

bf x

 

There are a number of salary checkers on the internet where you can put in details and geographical location, and it will give a very rough idea of what the average rates are for a particular job. Try Googling 'salary checker' and see what you can find out. Most sites seem to be run by job agencies, and I suppose they arrive at their averages by calculating what jobs in that sector are being advertised at, so whilst not an exact science, it might give an idea of what your husband could be worth!


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Thanks Patrick :)

 

Yes,you are quite right,everything now should be dealt directly through HR CCed,as it does seem his BM is not to be entrusted with this particular matter. It has been ongoing for a long time now...Nothing was ever put into writing by BM, it was all verbal .So who knows if BM liaised with HR about this situation. There is no proof. My hub only took his word for it.

 

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There are a number of salary checkers on the internet where you can put in details and geographical location, and it will give a very rough idea of what the average rates are for a particular job. Try Googling 'salary checker' and see what you can find out. Most sites seem to be run by job agencies, and I suppose they arrive at their averages by calculating what jobs in that sector are being advertised at, so whilst not an exact science, it might give an idea of what your husband could be worth!

 

 

HI SW

 

This is a brilliant idea! We never knew about this. We will give this a try. Will let you know if this works. Thanks SW!

 

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HI SW

 

This is a brilliant idea! We never knew about this. We will give this a try. Will let you know if this works. Thanks SW!

 

bf x

 

 

HI SW

 

This was a really good idea to do this. I have googled a couple sites and it has opened up a can of worms! the results are interesting..

 

Am I allowed to post the results here? bf x

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They are non-commercial links so I don't see why not


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7.5 tonne drivers get around £8 per hour around here on Agency work. That equates to £320 per 40 hour week or £16,600 per annum. So, I would say he is being stitched up like a kipper. Especially after 7 years of loyal service.

 

I suggest he has a look in at some of the agencies. They will be very keen to sign him onto their books with that track record and the work can be varied and often leads to permanent places, usually with much better salaries than hubby gets at the moment.

 

Full time, 7 years loyal service, he should be on £18k I reckon.

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7.5 tonne drivers get around £8 per hour around here on Agency work. That equates to £320 per 40 hour week or £16,600 per annum. So, I would say he is being stitched up like a kipper. Especially after 7 years of loyal service.

 

I suggest he has a look in at some of the agencies. They will be very keen to sign him onto their books with that track record and the work can be varied and often leads to permanent places, usually with much better salaries than hubby gets at the moment.

 

Full time, 7 years loyal service, he should be on £18k I reckon.

 

Hi wheelergeezer :)

 

Thankyou so much for your advice..I have to say, the bit where you say about" being stitched up like a kipper " made me laugh. but I nearly choked as I was eating a sausage roll at the time :roll::lol:

 

We always thought that there was something wrong with his salary. We have had some great advice on here and its nice to know we weren't going mad. For some companies I think 7 years loyal service doesn't count for anything these days.. its very sad..

 

 

Sidewinder kindly gave me some advice to do an on-line salary checker and the results are quite interesting as you will see as follows...these are the kind of salaries my hubby should be expecting..

 

Your colleagues earn on average a gross wage of:

 

 

Per hour: £8.52

Per week: £374.72

Per month: £1623

Per year: £19486

 

Summary

 

Occupation: Van/truck delivery driver

gender: Male

Education: Basic literacy qualification

Working experience:20 years

Supervisory position: No

Most colleagues are male: Yes

Firm size: Less than 50 employees

Living in London: No

476 people with the occupation Van driver contributed to the calculation of your salary. They earn:

 

 

Minimum wage: £5.54 per hour

Maximum wage: £471.95 per hour

Average wage: £43.37 per hour

About the calculations

Your wage has been based on a 44 hour working week.

 

Calculations do not include:

- Allowances

- Bonuses

- Tips

- Other benefits

 

Job role Average minimum for South East Average maximum for South East sample size

Couriers £28,630.41

(£27,439.13) £31,556.00

(£30,287.00) 113

(268)

Distribution £30,162.45

(£29,700.06) £33,478.42

(£32,941.94) 1370

(4357)

Drivers (all) £23,410.88

(£24,075.73) £26,041.54

(£26,852.98) 806

(2713)

Fleet management £28,479.42

(£27,903.46) £31,789.69

(£31,198.63) 199

(553)

Freight forwarders £31,683.94

(£30,014.37) £35,063.92

(£33,235.31) 714

(1612)

HGV drivers £25,163.24

(£22,564.86) £27,902.70

(£25,031.62) 252

(881)

Import/export £24,800.74

(£23,962.77) £27,291.17

(£26,475.82) 559

(1284)

LGV drivers £22,555.75

(£21,553.56) £24,840.26

(£23,695.64) 110

(449)

Managers (all) £33,855.81

(£34,267.03) £37,624.68

(£37,961.61) 2250

(6802)

 

 

Day Driver

Location XXXX

Salary£22,896 per annum

 

Night Driver

Location xxx

Salary£22,896 per annum

 

Class 2 Driver

Location xxx

Salary£20,000 - £21,060 per annum

 

This list goes on forever, but this gives us an example of what my hubby, and anyone else who is in same trade should be expected to earn.. the conclusion is that my hubs has been short-changed :roll:

 

bf x

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