From a Dilbert Cartoon strip from Scott Adams’ “The Dilbert Principle”:
Boss: “Our policy is to employ only the best technical professionals”.
Dilbert: “Isn’t it also our policy to base salaries on the industry average”?
Boss: “Right. We like them bright but clueless”.
Hmm. Very very insightful! Ask your manager that the next time ‘increment time’ comes along!