Qwest Communications International Incorporated chief executive officer and chairman Edward Mueller was among the lucky few to get a raise in 2009. His pay increased by five percent, to $12 million last year, according to The Associated Press , despite a weakened economy marked by deteriorating demand for telephone land lines. He also received the raise, a calculation based on a regulatory filing, despite cuts to about 2,800 Qwest jobs, roughly 8.5 percent of the Denver-based company's workforce. Meanwhile, although Qwest uses online social networking, such as Facebook and Twitter, as a marketing tool, it prohibits employees from accessing the sites while in the office, reports the Highlands Ranch Herald . Yet, efforts to cut down on cyberslacking have been hampered by cell phones that allow people to access the Internet. As for Qwest's stock, it jumped 1.55 percent to $5.25 after briefly hitting a new 52-week high yesterday at $5.32. In the last six months, the stock is up over 46 percent (via news release ).