I'm pissed off that my manager wanted to make sure I thanked her manager for approving the raise they gave me: $0.75/hour. The last raise I got was 5 years ago. This raise doesn't even bring me even with inflation since my last raise.
But hey, at least I got a raise. Most people in the company didn't get one. The company's raise policy is on a case-by-case basis, and the employee pretty much has to request it. And the company owner has to approve it. We have 30 locations nationwide, and probably over 1000 employees. Is that really the best use of his time?