Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Toxic work life

Hi everyone - do you even remember me? I used to blog, but this week I suck at it. It's been a pretty shitty week for me, and that's saying something since I try really hard not to let days suck, let alone whole weeks.

As many of you know, I have been working 8 months now, in a part time status. I took the job knowing it was part time and I had planned to continue my job search and make some money on the side. However, the promises started almost immediately. I was asked to stop job searching and just to give them time to get me a full time position. If you know me at all, you know this would be hard to believe...so I asked continuously for updates. I asked on the status of the full time position, and the status of my health insurance. As lately as six weeks ago, I was asking for updates, and still was told just to be patient with them.

Well, that all came crashing down this week. They took everything back, and just to really stick it to me, they cut my hours in half with no notice.

Needless to say, I am none too pleased with them. I am anxiously and obsessively looking for a new job.

The most disappointing part of this is how companies treat people. I realize I should have known better, but I just trusted. Everyone told me this place was a great place to work because they really care about people. I beg to differ. Even when I begged them to give me time, like I had given them...let me continue to work my hours until I find something else. Nope. Not gonna happen.

So....yeah. Any job leads...send to me! I have some things in my horizon, but I am open to any and all recommendations.

And seriously...how much bad luck can happen to one person? Here is a brief snapshot of my history with layoffs.

Harrah's: I applied for and got offered another job. I was negotiating salary when the VP of Marketing comes into my office, says he heard I had another job offer, and asked me to stay. So I stayed. And got let go three months later.

Ameristar: The position I got hired for was created for me by the Director of Marketing. She got fired six months later. I assumed I would also be let go, so I started packing up my office. The GM then comes in, shuts my door, and tells me that as long as he is employed there, I would have a job. He would keep me no matter where he had to put me. He got fired the next day. I got let go a few days later.

Kaplan: When Nick left, I started looking for jobs (duh). The VP of Admissions comes into my office and tells me I have to promise him I won't leave because I was the glue holding the campus together. A few months later, the campus closes.

I understand shitty luck, but COME ON! 

1 comment:

  1. Ugh. I'm sorry you're going through this again, Jen. I completely understand how you feel. I don't know if I'll ever feel settled in a job again after two layoffs. I'm constantly paranoid that I'll be unemployed again. If I hear of anything in the Omaha-CB area, I'll send it your way.

    ReplyDelete