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(CNN)   Good news, everybody. The queen is getting a 5 percent raise, which will bump her salary up to almost 60 million USD. How'd your last performance review go?   (cnn.com) divider line 60
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2013-06-27 09:44:19 AM  
Coincidentally I also got a 5% raise.
Which brings my salary up to roughly enough to pay rent and bills and still eat on weekends.
Woo!
 
2013-06-27 10:06:21 AM  
Most CEOs get 30 to 60% raises, so I'd say she's getting hosed.
 
2013-06-27 10:26:23 AM  
We're doing performance reviews for the first time ever this year, we'll see how that one goes. All I know is that I'll be getting at least a 5% raise in August, probably more. Thanks gods. And, about damned time.
 
2013-06-27 10:28:49 AM  
I don't know yet.  I gave myself an "Outstanding" I assume my manager will agree.

/only got a 4% raise in January
//damn you 5%ers!
 
2013-06-27 10:30:15 AM  
10% raise.

Another 77 years at that rate and I'll be at $60M annually. Awesome!
 
2013-06-27 10:32:27 AM  
And she spends it on WHAT?!
 
2013-06-27 10:32:30 AM  
Not bad for a professional dog walker

/ducks
 
2013-06-27 10:32:53 AM  
I think she's pleased.

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-06-27 10:34:32 AM  
Yes, but she's really taking a massive loss ... every year ...since the 19th century.

200 million in revenue from their lands - 40 million for their salary = 160 million dollars.

http://youtu.be/bhyYgnhhKFw
 
2013-06-27 10:35:39 AM  
I got a good mid-year review yesterday, as it happens.  I should get a solid 3% raise in August.
 
2013-06-27 10:36:55 AM  
I'm not getting a raise.  I might be getting the opportunity to work in southern France for 6 months and the company will pay to have my wife and two children out there with me as well as food and boarding.

So, that is kind of like a raise I guess.
 
2013-06-27 10:38:00 AM  
EFF ALL OF YOU!!!

/2.5% every year the last few years.
//not even covering the cost of inflation.
 
2013-06-27 10:39:59 AM  
I got a $.43 raise for the year.
I'm still not making what I did back in 2010, even with the night differential pay.
I'm apply for jobs in Newark, DE and if I get it I will get a 5k transfer bonus, so that is nice...
 
2013-06-27 10:41:44 AM  
I got a pad of sticky notes with the company logo watermarked on them.
 
2013-06-27 10:41:48 AM  
Please pardon my ignorance, but does the royal family have a purpose other than taking care of ceremonial things so the Prime Minister can concentrate on running the country?
 
2013-06-27 10:42:01 AM  
Farkin' welfare queen. Go out and get a job, quit living off the government's dime!
 
2013-06-27 10:45:23 AM  
My last performance review went pretty well.  I got scolded about a problem that had just risen its ugly head and another engineer passed the buck to me without farking telling me (but I got it farkin solved after it was made clear to me it was my problem now AND got the customer to be happy and smile and do everything but dance) and still got a 9% raise.
 
2013-06-27 10:49:16 AM  
WTF does she even do?
 
ecl
2013-06-27 10:49:50 AM  
F*cking crazy world we live in.  It's hard to believe there is still royalty.
 
2013-06-27 10:53:41 AM  

abhorrent1: WTF does she even do?


Tourist attraction (that brings in a lot more than 60 mil)
 
2013-06-27 10:56:23 AM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Please pardon my ignorance, but does the royal family have a purpose other than taking care of ceremonial things so the Prime Minister can concentrate on running the country?


In the UK, they're largely ceremonial.  They're also a tourism draw and they do contribute vastly more to the UK financially than they're paid (as per the article, they get 15% of the profit of their lands from the previous two years, so a little over 90% of the profit that their lands make goes to the state).

In other countries, though, they have more power.  For instance, in her capacity as the Queen of Canada she can dissolve Parliament.  In fact, she (or, more specifically, her Governor General acting in her capacity) did that recently.
 
2013-06-27 10:57:27 AM  

seek3r: abhorrent1: WTF does she even do?

Tourist attraction (that brings in a lot more than 60 mil)


Also, handing out dubious gongs to politicians friends and having to go to places I doubt she really wants to go to.
 
2013-06-27 10:59:46 AM  
Last year my boss gave nobody a raise and gave us the ole "You're lucky to have jobs!" speech. So pretty much everyone gave him a poor review, which was tied to his preformance bonus. So yeah when he found out about that he was pissed.
 
2013-06-27 11:00:34 AM  

meanmutton: In other countries, though, they have more power. For instance, in her capacity as the Queen of Canada she can dissolve Parliament. In fact, she (or, more specifically, her Governor General acting in her capacity) did that recently.


Only on the advise of the Canadian Prime Minister.
 
2013-06-27 11:02:15 AM  
Yes, but they don't tell you that the Queen only gets to murder 10 random peasants a year instead of the previous 12.
 
2013-06-27 11:09:26 AM  
Most of that money goes to salaries and wages for the staff of the Royal Palaces and to upkeep, entertainment costs, etc. The Royal Palaces, yacht, etc., are techncally owned by the Crown, which is to say, the State (and not the Monarch) so it's money the Government is paying for the upkeep of Government property and for performing Government business, such as playing host to foreign dignataries.

Her real "take home" salary is either very small by the standards of heads of other multinational corporations or non-existant.

She's been "voluntarily" paying taxes on her real personal and family income for decades. She remains one of the richest women in the world due to canny investments by Queen Victoria on the advice of some of the most successful investors of her time. These included a number of social-climbing Jewish millionaires, hence the strong connection between the Royal Family and Jews in the grimey little minds of anti-Semitic conspiracy theorists and fascists.

The other people on the Civil List (the minor royals) are more like salaried employees, especially if their royal duties are slight. Their "salaries" are no more than mere upper-class or upper-middle class. Some of them are very rich (the Prince of Wales has extensive estates) but the Royal Family quickly tapers off into the merely rich or well-to-do. The Middletons are richer than most of the Royals apart from the public face of the "firm" as the "Royalties" call themselves.

The Line of Succession stops at No. 22. No. 23 was (possibly still is) a disk jockey in the US. He'd be retired by now, possibly very elderly. One of the families closely related to the Crown and thus with a member or two on the Line of Succession, has no titles and while they are aristocrats of birth and ancestry, make their living selling apples. They are more like rich farmers than your idea of nobility.

$60 million is a rather small sum given the many people who draw their salares and wages from it, the amount of land, edifices and art that it supports and preserves, and the amount of income that the Royal Family generates for the Crown and private business--hundreds of millions a year in souvenirs, tourism, etc.

The Queen is known to be a very frugal and intelligent house wife. When you consider it can take $10 to $15 million to run a very ordinary country estate, she's great value for money. She's in the prestige business. She and the odd royal marriage or baby keep the masses and the world entertained for a lot less than it costs to keep Madonna or Bieber on a rampage.

If she were to retire or the Monarchy were abolished, she'd certainly not go hungry because as a private citizen she does own a lot of nice things. Most of the land in the UK is in the hands of roughly the same number of people as at the time of the Domesday Book. It's often the descendants of the same people. Most of the titles and families have gone extinct a few times, but there's always somebody to step into their fancy shoes.

If it were possible to say who owns what in the USA, you'd be surprised. Behind the facade of corporations and trust funds, America's land is just as concentrated in the hands of the few, even the third that is in the hands of governments. In America, land ownership is registered at the county level, and with well over 3,000 counties, nobody has the resources to track the real owners to their lairs in New York City and various tony gated communities and estates.

It is likely even the Feds have no real idea who owns America. Obama certainly hasn't got a clue. Neither would Mccain or Romney, although one has a wife with more houses than he knows how to count and the other is second generation super-rich.

The Queen is just gilding on the lily of the Establishment, whose membership and revenue streams vary a little from generation to generation but which always remains the same.

$60 million is chump change to some of these people. I read of a couple of sisters (no name super-rich) who are competing with each other by buying the most extravagant houses they can. These girls are people you have never heard of and certainly not nobility, royalty or even Old Money. They make Paris Hilton looks like an epitome of decorum and noblesse oblige.
 
2013-06-27 11:12:04 AM  

abhorrent1: WTF does she even do?


25.media.tumblr.com
She queens. And vacuums....
 
2013-06-27 11:12:35 AM  

Psycat: Yes, but they don't tell you that the Queen only gets to murder 10 random peasants a year instead of the previous 12.


Well they really only need 9 sacrifices to keep the Dark Gates closed and the dread lord at bay. The tenth is just a spare.
 
2013-06-27 11:20:49 AM  

I'm no expert but...: meanmutton: In other countries, though, they have more power. For instance, in her capacity as the Queen of Canada she can dissolve Parliament. In fact, she (or, more specifically, her Governor General acting in her capacity) did that recently.

Only on the advise of the Canadian Prime Minister.


I'm certainly not an expert on the Canadian Constitution.  Wikipedia says that it's "conventionally" at the request of the Prime Minister.  I have no idea what that means.
 
2013-06-27 11:23:08 AM  

unlikely: Coincidentally I also got a 5% raise.
Which brings my salary up to roughly enough to pay rent and bills and still eat on weekends.
Woo!


My state just gave us a 1% raise raise a year for the next 2 years!  The Blatz is on me!
 
2013-06-27 11:25:07 AM  

ecl: F*cking crazy world we live in.  It's hard to believe there is still royalty.


Royalty will never go away, it will just change forms.  Heredity power will always be a part of society.

Whether it is political (like with the Kennedys and the Bush family) or cultural (The Coppolas, the Fondas, and the Barrymores) or economical  (I can't think of any right now, but I'm sure there are some).  People in power breed people with traits that are favorable to either staying in or acquiring more power, not to mention how they groom them and pass on the knowledge to stay in power.
 
2013-06-27 11:28:38 AM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhyYgnhhKFw&feature=share&list=SPqs5oh h ass_QZtSkX06DmWOaEaadwmw_D

She's worth much more than she's getting - the whole family should be getting much more.
 
2013-06-27 11:33:49 AM  

brantgoose: Most of that money goes to salaries and wages for the staff of the Royal Palaces and to upkeep, entertainment costs, etc. The Royal Palaces, yacht, etc., are techncally owned by the Crown, which is to say, the State (and not the Monarch) so it's money the Government is paying for the upkeep of Government property and for performing Government business, such as playing host to foreign dignataries.

Her real "take home" salary is either very small by the standards of heads of other multinational corporations or non-existant.

She's been "voluntarily" paying taxes on her real personal and family income for decades. She remains one of the richest women in the world due to canny investments by Queen Victoria on the advice of some of the most successful investors of her time. These included a number of social-climbing Jewish millionaires, hence the strong connection between the Royal Family and Jews in the grimey little minds of anti-Semitic conspiracy theorists and fascists.

The other people on the Civil List (the minor royals) are more like salaried employees, especially if their royal duties are slight. Their "salaries" are no more than mere upper-class or upper-middle class. Some of them are very rich (the Prince of Wales has extensive estates) but the Royal Family quickly tapers off into the merely rich or well-to-do. The Middletons are richer than most of the Royals apart from the public face of the "firm" as the "Royalties" call themselves.

The Line of Succession stops at No. 22. No. 23 was (possibly still is) a disk jockey in the US. He'd be retired by now, possibly very elderly. One of the families closely related to the Crown and thus with a member or two on the Line of Succession, has no titles and while they are aristocrats of birth and ancestry, make their living selling apples. They are more like rich farmers than your idea of nobility.

$60 million is a rather small sum given the many people who draw their salares and wages from it, the amount of land, ed ...


This ... is a remarkable and short summation of The Real. Thank you BG.
 
2013-06-27 11:41:58 AM  

rubi_con_man: Yes, but she's really taking a massive loss ... every year ...since the 19th century.

200 million in revenue from their lands - 40 million for their salary = 160 million dollars.

http://youtu.be/bhyYgnhhKFw


What a terrible return on investment. How much did she pay for those lands in the first place again?
 
2013-06-27 11:45:27 AM  
What's a "raise"?
 
2013-06-27 11:48:22 AM  
For that much money, I could learn to wear stupid hats and wave to the masses.
 
2013-06-27 11:51:15 AM  
The... Aristocrats?
 
2013-06-27 11:56:40 AM  

puddleonfire: And she spends it on WHAT?!


I believe she has to pay for all the upkeep on her various estates and whatnot. As I'm not a British Subject, I don't know what all she pays for exactly. As a homeowner, I can however imagine that heating/cooling/maintaining various castle estates probably isn't helpful to the budgie.

/ perhaps some Limey bastard could weigh in with a more informed opinion?
 
2013-06-27 11:59:36 AM  
5% of nothing, is still nothing..... :(
 
2013-06-27 12:03:13 PM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Please pardon my ignorance, but does the royal family have a purpose other than taking care of ceremonial things so the Prime Minister can concentrate on running the country?


They are the front for the global money laundering schemes via their bank, HSBC.
 
2013-06-27 12:15:17 PM  
What's a raise? I haven't seen one for several years, and my actual last salary move was a voluntary decrease to help the company (I'm in management). In the mean time, I've taken on way more responsibility, and am looking at at least 20% lower pay than usual within the company for the position. But on the other hand, I'm not one of the many people who got laid off and not brought back. Why yes, I am looking for a new job, funny you should ask!

But good for the Queenie. Her job may not seem difficult at first glance, but she is on duty pretty much 24/7/365. Plus nearly everything she does must be flawlessly executed according to protocol. Oh, and she's the custodian of priceless national treasures. So yeah, no pressure.
 
2013-06-27 12:18:40 PM  

ecl: F*cking crazy world we live in.  It's hard to believe there is still royalty.


Yeah absolutely farking crazy that other countries have a different way of doing things.  Who the fark do they think they are?!?!?!
 
2013-06-27 12:18:42 PM  
my last raise was 1.5%..

I dont make enough where 1.5% means friggin anything.  1.5% of nothing is still pretty much nothing.
 
2013-06-27 12:21:58 PM  
My wife is basically my employer, so...2%, usual annual.
 
2013-06-27 12:23:09 PM  
www.theblindcard.com

Review vs. Inspection
 
2013-06-27 12:23:40 PM  
Everyone pays ME in gum.
 
2013-06-27 12:25:29 PM  
Considering it costs $1.4 Billion to run the white house. It's a steel.
 
2013-06-27 12:28:58 PM  

meanmutton: I'm no expert but...: meanmutton: In other countries, though, they have more power. For instance, in her capacity as the Queen of Canada she can dissolve Parliament. In fact, she (or, more specifically, her Governor General acting in her capacity) did that recently.

Only on the advise of the Canadian Prime Minister.

I'm certainly not an expert on the Canadian Constitution.  Wikipedia says that it's "conventionally" at the request of the Prime Minister.  I have no idea what that means.


http://www.parl.gc.ca/About/Parliament/Education/OurCountryOurParlia me nt/html_booklet/dissolving-parliament-e.html

Government's term is up.
Government loses a no confidence vote.
Government loses on an important bill.

And as someone else pointed out, only after the Prime Minister asks the Governor General to do so.  It's not like the GG or the Queen just wake up one day and go "Let's dissolve Canada's Parliament for shiats and giggles."
 
2013-06-27 12:32:30 PM  
I get between 4 and 5% every year, plus a decent bonus.
 
2013-06-27 12:41:01 PM  
Control + F......"I got a hot cocoa sampler box.".....(nothing found)

/Fark i am disappoint.
 
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