Slap in the face

Yeah that’s what I feel my husbands company did to him. My husband has been with them 7 almost 8 years.  He works hard. He works long hours. He works off hours. He answer emergency calls that keep customers happy. When customers call they ask for my husband by name because no one else will do.  My husband works at least 52 hours every week..sometimes 60. He has asked for a raise because he, quite frankly, does work no one else does and no one is yet hired to do. He works the jobs of three people which is why he works so much. When he asked for the raise he was told no. In fact they said, “You work too many hours.”

You have to understand that my husband doesnt CHOOSE to work those amount of hours, he does because if he doesn’t the amount of work that needs to be done in order to keep the company in good standing with the public, to keep the company rep up wouldnt get done. My husbands hired in job most days he cant even do because he is too busy doing all the other things they need to hire someone to do, yet they expect him to get those jobs and the other one done in 40 hours.  So how do they reward a hard working guy?  One who puts his life on hold for the company?? One who does all the other crap that everyone else should do, but “never has time to”????  They give you a $20,000 pay cut! read correctly. See my husband is paid hourly. By having to work so much overtime to get all the stuff done each week, he made “too much” money. I bet you honestly he was making close to what his boss was making. His boss wont stay late or answer calls at 2 am with a frantic customer who’s trailer quit running in the middle of drive to another state.  His boss wont drive to another town because a customer will only see him and this is an “important matter, given top priority” from his boss even though it’s a Saturday. His boss won’t fly to God knows where without any notice what so ever to his family because no one in that state can fix the trailer and this company knows how.  Slap in the freakin face.  Now you KNOW the company will expect my husband to do all he is doing and work 52-60 hours a week for $20,000 less….but if he does he can find himself a new wife!

Sorry but I had to vent..this is ridiculous! It’s not even about money at this point..we’ve survived on less pay per year and we will survive on this. Bye bye house plan ever..but is what it is. It is about respecting the job my husband does. They didnt even come close to the amount of money he was making for the past 2-3 years.  If they would have come close..great, but this was more like “hey let’s cut this guy and make him salary so he HAS to work it for less.”  I thought the company was better than this honestly.  Guess I should have listened to my husbands 7 year itch to go somewhere different. I just thought that this would be a great place to retire from, but I was wrong. If they are going to treat him like this now, then it will be worse later. Time to move on…

Happy Homesteading, cause that’s all I got to keep my mind off of most of this…

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3 thoughts on “Slap in the face

  1. I used to dedicate myself to every company I worked for. After seeing situations like this over and over, I started to get jaded. Then one day, my buddy said, “There’s no sense in dedicating yourself to a company that won’t dedicate itself to you.”

    It’s true. In this tough economy, I went from a valuable employee to a replaceable commodity.

    Go free agent!

  2. If someone treated me like that, I’d only do the minimum job requirements. No more above and beyond. No more anything that was not in my job description. Who cares about keeping the company’s reputation in find standing when the company doesn’t care about its employees.

  3. Ouch. My brother went through some similar stuff when he was in car sales — one place even fired him and hired him back at a lower rate, because he was “making too much money.”

    May God provide.

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