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Misrepresentation


Thursday, October 01, 2009

I had a difficult time finding a title for this blog, mostly because it has to do more with my life than my health. Although, if you ask some folks they'll tell you that life has a way of disrupting your health, even when you least expect it.

If you noticed I haven't been around, its because I recently got a job. I know good for me, right? That position along with tutoring has been stressful. I always find myself a bit anxious during training, anyway. I actually lost a couple pounds, but my body knows me too well and has promptly put it back where it belongs....like the hips maybe?

Regardless, in the last seven days it has come to my attention that the company that hired me is not as busy as they all claim they were. I mean the day before yesterday we had only 4 sales and yesterday a whopping 1 sale! I find myself, calling customers for payment, rather than doing web design and updating websites as the job description stated I would. THAT'S COLLECTIONS, FOLKS!

No where in the ad on careerbuilder and the local job website did it mention this. Now you can say I'm a whiner. But I'm tired of companies misrepresenting themselves to hire top talent. I come with good references. (BTW, none of them have been called regarding my current position.)

They don't call it collections, however, because companies do not sign a contract. They're wording, of course. But how does this differ from me buying something from Amazon not paying for it and it going to collections.

While I'm disappointed they misrepresented the position, I reside in an "at-will" state, meaning that any employer or employee can end the employment contract at any time without legal repercussions. During the interview they're BIG concern was why did I want to work for less money, obviously they're worried I'll leave when approached by another company. And that was easy I need a job, although I didn't answer it in this way in the interview.

However, if I didn't have a reason to look for another job when the recession ends, I certainly do now. I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt, but in this recession they're non-paying account list gets longer and longer.


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PITAKELLY13 10/2/2009 2:27PM

    You need to find another job and get out of there quick! Not that there is anything wrong with being a collector (I understand in this economy how hard most companies are working to collect on deadbeat clients) but the very fact that they were not honest and forthright with you signals that this is an element you do not want to be in!

I have been blessed to love every boss I've ever had. (I've actually changed companies twice to follow a great boss and have gotten many promotions by getting my boss promoted!) People ask me how I was lucky enough to find such places to work for and my answer was simple- life is too short to spend 80% of your waking hours with people you do not like! Never lower your standards! I will also say that I have had six companies that I have worked for in my whole life and never once have I sent out a resume! Do not underestimate taliking with people about your successes and what you are looking for in your next job.

Take care and good luck!! Update us when you can.

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CSIENK 10/1/2009 9:39AM

    Don't let the stress and frustration of your job situation turn into a trigger for emotional eating. Do the best you can to deal with the situation and maybe work your frustration out during your work-outs. And by all means - be ready to pounce on a new opportunity if it comes your way.

Keep up the good work - you're halfway to your goal weight!
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