Must rant about this to people who would understand and care.
Backstory: Where I work, there's Subway and there's the grocery side, and we're all owned by a single company. Subway is typically used as a threat or punishment whenever grocery side cashiers are not meeting up to standards. And sometimes we have actually had cashiers sent over to us because they were slow or not up to snuff.
So we have one person who was transferred over to us. She was training to be a sort of equivalent to my role, basically acting as a manager when a manager isn't there and being in charge of the shift. But she was having issues keeping her shift straight, and they transferred her over. And she says for her review she was due to get a $.50 raise.
Now, for the company, a raise that high is pretty rare. You have to get really high marks on your evaluation, which they rarely give above a 3 or 4 on most things (because oh noes, you might not have incentive to improve otherwise!). $.25 raises are more standard. (That's the most that I've gotten, and the only time I've heard of someone getting a higher raise is if they were being promoted).
So again, we have someone who was training to be in a role similar to mine on grocery side, but moved over to our side because they weren't cutting it. And yet somehow she was due to get a $.50 raise? Something just doesn't sound right.