Today, I ran across the article Wal-Mart Just Announced That It's Giving 500,000 Workers A Raise. Each Associate will, it seems, make $1.75 over minimum wage. This is good, as they have traditionally been a horrid place to work.
However, I couldn't help but feel jealous, as I haven't had a raise since 2010 (thanks to a horrid contract negotiation), with none in sight. Ah, the life of a teacher. I mentioned this to my wife (an academic advisor) who reminded me she just had a pay cut.
I'm happy for Wal-Mart workers. I really am. However, there's a feeling I can't seem to shake: the opinion that something ain't right.