We also don’t know when the economy will get better. This is the number one way you know, for sure, that the salary increases currently happening in the economy are not going to be transitory. Even if the Avis closes down and there’s no more employment opportunity there, your current employer still can’t take anything back. “Easier said than done, and besides, I already have this person who can do the job, doesn’t need to be trained, and is one less thing I have to worry about.”So when you hear the word “transitory”, remember that it simply can’t be. What might be transitory is gasoline prices and lumber prices and copper prices and used car prices and the like.