Matt.Cross Posted June 25, 2014 Report Share Posted June 25, 2014 So for some time, I tried and tried to negotiate better compensation at my old job. I told them last year that I was willing to take on more tasks and responsibilities in exchange for higher pay. After stalling for a couple months and promising a pay increase that never came, things finally came to a head and I asked simply to be transferred to a plant closer to home. I was promised to be relocated to the plant nearest me, which would reduce my driving from 3 hours a day (uncompensated) to less than 1. I actually was relocated there for one week at the end of last August, and then the following week I was relocated again to the plant I'd been managing now since last September, 2 hours driving per day uncompensated. After my annual review in April, in which my supervisor screwed me royally, I called their bluff and told them I would no longer be filling the role of the site manager unless they increased my compensation. They promised a raise and a promotion, but made no commitment to a time frame. Since my first conversation with those jokers, I have been losing money working for them. I burned through my savings, then through my emergency funds, and finally into debt two weeks ago. That was the last straw, more than 60 days had elapsed since their last empty promise and I had no intention of letting my family suffer for their lack of integrity. So I polished up the old resume and started preparing to distribute applications locally. Last Thursday night, out of nowhere I got a call from my old employer! He said he was hoping I needed a job, I told him as a matter of fact I WAS looking for a job, when did he need me to start? He said, "Monday, if you can!". So Friday morning about 7am I called my supervisor from work and told him I'd work the weekend but wouldn't be back on Monday. He sounded panicked and said "Let me call the regional manager and I'll get back to you!", so I stuck to business as usual and never heard anything back from him. At about 9:45am, the regional manager rolls onto the site hopping mad! -- to be continued.... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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