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Resentment - arrgh

Friday, October 12, 2012

I can't seem to jump over my own shadow - somebody please snap me out of it!

Sad day at work today - we were "offered" a 10% payCUT, in form of cutting 4 working hours a week, or we would have to let one person go. We decided to take one for the team and agreed to the 10% cut.

It will hurt financially (I'm a single earner) and while I took it with a smile I really want to SCREAM!!!

Please don't give me any "at least you're working", okay?
I know it was the right thing to do, yet I'm angry and feel let down.

Well, let's concentrate on the joy of having 2 full days off each month, and gas saved not having to commute.

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    Oh, man -- I am so sorry about that. I will refrain from going into "professional mode" (I'm a resume writer and career consultant), but will give my support virtually. I hope that turn of events does provide insight into possible directions you can take on your career path.

    2038 days ago
  • BOVEY63
    I would be bummed too - anytime we receive a cut in income it does hurt.
    2043 days ago
    Hoping things improve. Stay positive and be open to new opportunities. -- Lou
    2044 days ago
    Of course, I only know what I know here (translation, very little), but this sounds of a company that is not doing well. Couple that with the impression that I have that you merely put up with your job (it's not doing something you LOVE or working at a company that is special), why don't you look for something else? Is this company/job so great/special/unique that you couldn't find a comparable position somewhere else? Or better yet, go to school/get training/self teach yourself a skill set that would allow you to obtain a job doing something you love?

    In other words, could this situation be a springboard for something better?
    2044 days ago
    I won't say a word because that sucks.....big time. emoticon
    2045 days ago
    Yup, it sucks. Yup, it was the ethically and morally right thing to do. But it still hurts your paycheck, and your life for the foreseeable future.

    So scream, punch pillows, do an intense workout, and get those feelings out.

    (And we had a system-wide 8% cut last year, so I truly know how you feel.)
    2045 days ago
    Go ahead and SCREAM - I would be

    good attitude about concentrating about not driving - saving gas & time to do things on those two days.

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    2045 days ago
    emoticon Sorry to hear this. that sucks. I hope you have a great weekend and kick some shadowy butt.
    2046 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    Getting wages cut even to save one persons job---you can scream, it is allowed, even tho it is the right thing to do. Maybe you will have a little time to do something during those hours to enjoy a little needed relaxing with a good book or take another hike closer to home.
    2046 days ago
    Sorry to hear. Hope this opens a new door for you somewhere in your life!
    2046 days ago
    Taking a pay cut sucks, regardless of the reason why. I'm sorry that today sucked. Hope you kick your shadow's butt!
    2046 days ago
  • TEDYBEAR2838
    How about some emoticon emoticon
    2046 days ago
    Ouch! You are allowed to scream, and rant, and kick things (inanimate only, please). emoticon
    2046 days ago
    I one can earn less....we can barely make it now and costs keep going up.

    I feel for you.
    2046 days ago
    Very sorry to hear about your cut in hours. emoticon
    2046 days ago
  • JULAA68
    Oh man, that sucks. So sorry to hear that. Someday we will have to chat about why I left the company that I worked for for 17+ years.
    2046 days ago
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