I’ve bemoaned several cost-cutting measures by my current employer that have had a negative impact on our finances. Specifically:
- Suspension of employer matching to our 401(k)
- No raises in 2009 or 2010
- Up to 100% increases in premiums for health care in 2011
All in all, it’s been a pretty rough couple of years and definitely not what I had been projecting when you think of such things. I think we sort of got used to the idea that we’d get a raise every year (or two years) and that health care costs, while increasing rapidly, wouldn’t effectively double.
Still, enough complaining.