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Ask Amy: Parents worry about son’s SEAL plan

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This is why companies should have Human Resources policies requiring salary increases be approved in advance within guidelines.

I once worked with someone who told me she wanted to forgo her raise and give it to her staff.

She meant well, but I finally said, “Whether you want a raise or not, you are getting one!” We both had a good laugh.

– The Guy Who Gave Raises

Dear Guy: I love it.



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