Friday, July 23, 2010

America deserves a raise!

Have you worked your butt off over the years, trying to get ahead, get the American dream? Well it hasn't gone un-noticed... has taken it upon themselves to reach out and help.

America deserves a raise.
So we decided to do something about it.

At Advance America, we’ve noticed something over the past year. Everyone’s working harder. But fewer of us are getting raises. That’s why we created America Deserves A Raise. Why we’re awarding over $80,000 in raises, over $10,000 in bonuses, and $10,000 in daily giveaways. And why Advance America is also helping people get ahead in other ways by donating up to $50,000 to charities involved in job training and education. We understand that even though pay increases have gotten less common, America deserves a raise now more than ever.

How can you participate? You can submit a story, read stories and vote, enter the daily drawing and give a donation.

Submit Your Story

It’s easy to do. First, tell us who you are. Then let us know who you think deserves a raise, and tell us why in 500 words or less.

I submitted a story about my husband... Take a moment to read it and vote!

  • My husband served in the AF for 7yrs - in the gulf war and stationed overseas. He came home to his father ill with lymphoma and we got out to care for him. We managed to have 10 more beautiful years before the lymphoma came back and took his dad 2 yrs ago.

    My husband has worked since he joined the military at the age of 18 - 24hrs a day, 7 days a week. His job now is just like the military - on call and ready to jump when needed. He's dedicated, loyal and worthy. He does everything he can to please his team, his boss and the company while also trying to get his degree in business so that he can move up the ladder in the company. He's gotten his Associates and is now on his Bachelors. He's managed to get on the Deans list and have straight A's each year! I don't know when he has time to sleep.

    In those 11 years we’ve been married, we’ve moved 10 times, due to the civilian job. Through the midwest and east coast. The company kept loosing contracts and we kept being promised his hard work would pay off and the next site was solid. Unfortunately, that was never the case.

    Moving so much = selling houses - we have lost huge money on them and had to borrow from family to get out of thanks to the market. It's sickening to see hard earned money go down the drain. All that saving to go belly up.

    One beautiful spotlight is that he managed to switch jobs - getting a solid steady job in a wonderful company, where we are not moving! But he’s beginning all over at the bottom, loosing vacation, seniority and he’s working hard to move up the ladder to a manager position. He doesn’t goof off when things are slow, he asks for work, calls his team and looks for things to keep him occupied and going.

    He doesn't ask for much - he does so much for others - jumping when a neighbor gets broken down miles from home, fixing everyones brakes just cause he knows how without asking for anything in return but to be there for us while he's gone for work.

    We have a child that's ADHD/LD/Speech and Occupational therapy. We would love for him to be able to spend more time together as a family - take a weekend trip fishing/camping and have no worries - as this is something they treasure to do together.

    I don't know anyone who works harder, does whatever he can for his family and doesn't blink an eye when he's worn out and tired to lend a hand to a friend.

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