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May 27, 2006

My Value

When we were bought out by the new company, we all found out that they paid more. Everyone was excited on the thought of more money...

Until we found out we weren't getting it. We were told they would re-evaluate later.

Not the best answer, but I felt I made a decent amount, so I wasn't going to get upset over it.

Until I found out I made less than their minimum for their managers...and I ran 2 stores!

I brought it up a few weeks ago and my boss said they couldn't do anything about it right now but they would re-evaluate in a couple of months.

You know what, fine! I'm leaving this summer anyway!

Until the other day. My assistant manager is being promoted to manage one of my stores, and I'll be dropped to one store. (I've already fought this battle of losing a store...) I'm very proud of her!

Well, since she still does report to me until June 1st, in our HR system I had a notice that her salary was changing June 1st and I needed to acknowledge that.

What's her new salary? What I'm making now!

That's right!

What I'm making for running two stores.

What I'm making with 5 years management experience.

What I'm making with an education.

Not to mention, she will get paid overtime because of the size of her store, where I will not.

I'm trying to let it go. Really, I am. I know I'm leaving soon. But it pisses me off. I have been walked all over since the merger, abused and spent too much of my life trying to get things in order.

So I've drafted an email. It's sitting in my draft folder for editing, additions or deletion.

Damn I need out of here!

Posted by Sissy at May 27, 2006 01:42 AM | TrackBack

Hang in there..I'm sure better things await you. Didn't mean to sound like a fortune cookie! But, really, you'll find a better place where you will be appreciated I'm sure.

Posted by: TNT at May 27, 2006 05:53 PM

Hang in there sweetie! You will be out of there soon! You know they don't value your experience or your hard work ethic - it's the mothership and thankfully we will all be free of it pretty soon!!

Posted by: Napster at May 27, 2006 06:55 PM

I hate that they are doin' you that way. And I'm thrilled you are gettin' out.


Posted by: Tammi at May 29, 2006 08:21 AM

Meanwhile, just stay away from projectile weaponry :-)

Posted by: Harvey at May 30, 2006 08:53 AM

And try not to crap on the floor too much when you do leave...

Posted by: Ogre at May 30, 2006 12:49 PM