My wife and I have been married for 18 years and met at work in 2000. She is college educated and has worked her entire life with the exception of a few years off when our kids were very young.
For the past 13 years of our marriage my wife has worked for the same employer, and in my opinion, it is an abusive and opportunistic relationship. The company simply does not value her and is taking advantage of her good will.
I have good reason to believe that they are making a healthy margin contracting her out to government projects.
Each year, her company has a sob story about why raises will not be given or will be so small (1% or 1.5%). Each year, she says to me, “They can’t…