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Unread February 6th, 2010, 08:22 AM
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Am I Wrong To Ask For A Pay Raise ?

Ok so I know the company is having a HUGE problem right now no raises or bonuses etc. I have work for blockbuster for 3 years. I started out at minimum wage . Then after I sold over 70 GTA presales by myself I got this big raise "so they say". Well it's been over 2 years now minimum wage has gone up and now that is what I am making. Everyone CSR / manger at my store gets hired the same pay as me or more. I really don't think this is fair. I mean I have been with blockbuster for over 3 years. I am still a CSR by choice, I run my own company and I don't want to be full time. I spoke to my store manager and she won't even ask our district manager. I am thinking of asking my self. I doubt I will get any where ? Any input on this would be nice.
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Unread February 8th, 2010, 08:15 PM
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lol. you will not find what you're looking for at blockbuster.
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Unread February 8th, 2010, 08:47 PM
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there is absolutely NO pay negotiation right now because of a) the state the company is in and b) they can find any person to do your job *maybe not as well* for minimum wage. By going over your store managers head and asking your DM for a raise is probably only going to piss your SM off.
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I would wait a month to see if Blockbuster is going to do raises anyways. My DM said last year that there is no way they would freeze pay rates for 2 years in a row. Although he also said not to quote him on that... but I think I just did... oops. Anyways, if they announce they are or aren't, then decide. I think if they pass on paying the front line a tiny bit more than people such as yourself should speak up. I think even if we were told pick 3 team members that have earned a raise based on merrit, that would even be better than no one at all. And if they still can't do that, then what the hell. I'd be pissed. I know it is rough times but I hate seeing corporate wallets expand while our wallets can barely afford to pay the bills.


There has been a bunch of restructuring lately so who knows. Anything could happen. Good luck.
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Ok so I know the company is having a HUGE problem right now no raises or bonuses etc. I have work for blockbuster for 3 years. I started out at minimum wage . Then after I sold over 70 GTA presales by myself I got this big raise "so they say". Well it's been over 2 years now minimum wage has gone up and now that is what I am making. Everyone CSR / manger at my store gets hired the same pay as me or more. I really don't think this is fair. I mean I have been with blockbuster for over 3 years. I am still a CSR by choice, I run my own company and I don't want to be full time. I spoke to my store manager and she won't even ask our district manager. I am thinking of asking my self. I doubt I will get any where ? Any input on this would be nice.
Your probably shit out of luck on that one, how can they give a raise when they are cutting people right and left. Maybe it's time to jump ship.
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Unread February 10th, 2010, 10:27 AM
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Thanks for the input

Thanks for the input everyone. I kinda figured it I wouldn't get anywhere. I just think it's bull shit they pay new people more then me, when I have been with blockbuster for 3 years. I bet the company goes under this year. We earned are crazy store bonus goal that no one makes and they took it away. Who does that, I guess just blockbuster. I am about to just jump the ship. Movie rentals keep going up. There almost 6 dollars at my store. Blockbuster needs to do something fast.
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SIX dollars for a movie rental? That is insane!
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Wrong? NO Stupid? YES

Come on .. the unemployment rate is double digits. Everyone is easily replaced right now ....
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The next raise you get will be at your new job.
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Unread February 14th, 2011, 11:47 AM
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....I just think it's bull shit they pay new people more then me, when I have been with blockbuster for 3 years...
I'm a SL getting $8.60 and they just hired a new SL for $11. More than our 4 years experience SAM gets! How's that for bullshit?
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