My boss gives me a long overdue 5% "raise" today, but since he didn't give me a Xmas bonus last year and this coming Xmas as well, so what I am actually getting is just a $68 raise. Woohoo... But the best part is my job performance review. I work and accomplish a lot more when compared to my co-workers. And during my interview: My boss: I decided to give you a 5% raise this year Me: Great. Thank you! My boss: But I originally decided to give you 8% and decided to deduct 3% off. Me: Is it something that I've done? My boss: Yes. You are very efficient, but sometimes you need to slow down. Me: So you deducted 3% off my raise because I work too fast? My boss: This isn't about working too fast. But sometimes you need to slow down. Me: ...... And the best part is that I find out my co-worker gets a 15% raise. But she is the type of person who wait until the last minute before she works, and sometimes she would spend an hour just to send an email out. I love my job. Work less, more raise!