Had our semi-annual review and was told that I'd be getting $1,000 more backdated to January 1st. Because of recession, management decided to sort of split the annual increase because they expect that by the middle of this year recession would be worse and we might be lucky to get 3% increase. So it's just really trying to achieve the usual 5% at minimum at end of fiscal year. Luckily there was budget for that.
It's not much but the review was good. People apparently request to work with me :) I do hope though that I'd get 5% but I think that would be unrealistic in this economy but I'm gonna ask for it! :)