Friday, April 9, 2010

Did You Miss Me?

I have been MIA lately, both from my blog and from a lot of my family. My absence is due entirely to stress, depression, anxiety and fear.

I am going to break the cardinal rule of blogging and talk about my work... negatively.

The way I see it is like this: If I get fired, it can only be a good thing... at least, at that point, I might be able to collect unemployment and then I'll have some steady pay coming in.

I've worked for a small company for the last 10 years. At one point, we were pulling in very good numbers... close to $100,000 a month. Those were good times and I reaped a lot of the benefits, so no complaints there.

Since the economy has tanked, our numbers have gone from $100,000 to $20,000. Instead of lowering my hours and managing the finances wisely, my boss decided to pile on my overtime and increase my responsibilities 10 fold. He then promptly stopped paying me on time.

At first, it was me receiving my paychecks in the mail (I work remotely now, since the move from Florida to North Carolina), depositing them, and them bouncing. This only occured once every month or two, so I let it go. Then, he decided he wanted to start cashing my paychecks for me and putting them in my account himself.
Except for the fact that it almost never happens on time.
I have been paid in $100 increments for the last few month... BARELY once a week. I suppose my boss knows that I have to wait 10 days from the day paychecks are given out in order to file a complaint with the Department of Labor, because he always manages to pay me *something* before that.

The thing that really angers me is that while I'm not even able to go out to dinner every few months with my husband, my boss is buying Ed Hardy gift packages, taking trips to tropical islands, putting his 3 pure bred dogs in a dog spa for the weekend, and driving an Acura NSX. And all the employees who work for the company are supposedly getting paid on time.

I'm in a shitty situation here, enough said I guess.

I went in for a job interview that I feel really positive about. They narrowed down their search to just a few people, had us fill out a questionnaire, and now I'm just waiting to hear back from them.

Please send me positive vibes, prayers; cross your fingers, toes, eyes, etc. for me. I desperately need to get out of my current situation where I work now.


Lizzie said...

Stopping by from SITS, hopefuly in time to offer a kind cooment to lift your spirits, I hope things get better for you soon.

Scraps said...

Positive vibes headin' your way!

This is a theme I'm seeing a lot (within myself, too) and it seems like Mars & Saturn are playing hell with everyone. Hang in there, we'll all make it out the other side and by mid-May we can all virtually toast one another for making it out alive!!!

Marketing Mama said...

Visiting from SITS. Sending positive vibes and good luck

H&W said...

Good luck!!

Dear Sydney said...

HI - visiting from SITS on Saturday. Sorry to hear about your rough time at work and will be sending lots of good thoughts your way. All the best for a change in circumstances soon! Have a great weekend!

Jamee said...

I am sorry that your job has tanked. I am sending you lots and lots of positive vibes for this new job! They will be extremely lucky to have you!

McVal said...

I'm so sorry for your situation! Good luck on the job interview!

Julie said...

Hello dear! I'm sending you every positive vibe I can muster. It sounds like things have been rough for you lately, and I have so much hope for this new job. If not this one, the next one. You'll get out and it will be wonderful. <3

God's Favorite Shoes! said...

Wow, You should have baked your boss a "YOU CAN SUCK IT" cupcake!

Traci said...

Visiting from SITS...and very glad to see that less than a week after this post you are in SUCH a better place! Good for you!