Anyway. I had my first annual performance review today. It was very good of course. They are quite impressed with my work. I understand it is common for most people to get a 3% raise and I racked up a 3.5.
In addition, since I was just happy to get the job at a salary almost twice what I expected it turns out that they recommended I get an additional increase for competitiveness with the market. I ended up with a 5.8% raise. On top of that we get an annual bonus of 6%. Pretty sweet.
Life works out for me without even trying and I totally appreciate it. Good things come to those who wait.