We've been waiting for the confirmation on J's pay increase from the annual collective bargaining agreement (CBA) and it's not bad to get 1.5% on top of his standard annual pay increase of 3.5% (which I hope he'd get more in the next year; and me too!). It's also good news that with the recent tax changes, he's back to a lower bracket of 33%. With all that, he'd be bringing in more money on the table and that just makes the budget happier. Oh, there's also a lump sum payment of $350 that will come with the 1.5% effective mid-April. Yay!
I wish that I could get mid-year increase from CBA but I chose not to be a member of that. I don't even know if that has an effect on the salary, which I have not heard of since I've been employed at my organisation. Unfortunately, unless the tax goes into some major overhaul (or I get a lower-paying job), I can't be anywhere below 38%. Blah. That's why moving overseas seems such a luscious idea.
I'm happy overall. Life's good. :)
Happy Easter everyone!