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.