So I went to work this morning to find a note on my desk.
10% paycut across the board. AGAIN.
I walked right back out the door without even clocking in or out and sat outside for a while. I called my mom and talked it out for a bit. Overall, I am frustrated, but I think this is the motivation I needed to really look for a new job. I sent out 2 resumes today.
I found out later that several people were laid off, so I am glad that I was not one of them. Even so, now I have more responsibility with less pay. It’s just no way to run a business. I like the majority of the people I work with, but honestly, I am losing my loyalty. And fast. I have already said that I believe that everything happens for a reason, and I do. It will just be interesting to see the outcome of this one.
I have been talking about needing a budget, so maybe this will force me into more responsible spending habits. Who knows. I am just trying to find the positives.
Karen had a flat tire this morning as well. She was pretty frustrated and had to get to school, so instead of waiting for Sandy to fix it, she asked me to. It was pretty funny out in the parking lot, changing a tire and bitching about work, but I think it was a good release for me. Plus I got to show Karen how to change a tire and I am pretty sure I got a couple points with Jerry (who will now be referred to as luscious – pronounced loo-shus)
I feel like everything is shifting right now. But it all seems like an improvement. Last time we had a paycut, I was still in school, and with the flexibility of the law firm, I had no choice but to ride it out. However, this time I have a little bit of leverage and that makes me feel like I can only go up from here. Not a bad feeling. Also, things with luscious are going great and he really had a lot of good advice for me about the situation. And at the end of the day, I actually feel at peace.
Not a bad feeling at all.