Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Patience is a virtue, right?

I'd like to think of myself as a pretty patient person. Really I am!  But geez - this job process DS has been going through...(how long has been now? I've totally lost track) is ridiculous. Last week he finally emailed the department manager and asked him if he had any info on if there is still a plan for getting DS a job there in that division (or any division for that matter) and told him he had lastly interviewed for a different position in a different division of the company. The manager (this is one of the guys he knows from personal life) emailed back and said he'd check into it - kind of acted like he didn't realize that DS had been moved onto a different area.  But, DS hasn't heard anything back from him.

Then over the weekend DH happened to email the other guy they know (who is the head of the whole division) about something totally unrelated and when he emailed back he happened to ask about DS and if he was racing this year or did he sell it all? DH replied that no, he has a complete set up to race, just doesn't have any money and doesn't want to do it until he either gets some sponsorship for it or a job, so he can pay for it. DH mentioned in the email that he knew DS had been interviewing with his company, but it had been a slow process so far.  This guy emailed back "don't worry - we'll get him a job. Sorry it's such a lengthy process".

So, I guess I'm still holding out some hope that this will happen eventually, but really .....not much. Those kind of "good luck" things never seem to come our way.

In the meantime, there are times I REALLY do not like being privy to all the company financial data. Like, for a majority of the worker bees it has been a year and a half since their last raise (and 2 years before that) and for the other few of us, it has now been a year. With nothing being mentioned again about "annual" reviews, it's appearing that most are going to have to go at least 2 years before another salary increase. But, in the last 10 months the owners have given themselves each $50k bonus.....
4 times in the past 10 months! The company has been doing very well and very flush with cash.....but apparently the worker bees aren't worthy of a cost of living increase - even something minimal. Boo!

I'm not feeling very patient about life right now, can you tell?!


  1. Oh, I know how that feels. My hubby is losing a job because his boss's wife got pregnant again. My husband helped him to make a million bucks last year while working like crazy for a measly salary, and that's his "thank you". That's what you get for being a small guy...

  2. You have more than enough reason to be impatient. I'm surprised it is still going! Geez! And about the bosses... Yeah. We all feel how you feel, so I won't dwell on that. I think it's awful how some of these things work, but you gotta hang in there for what you want.

  3. Oh I feel for you. Hubby had to take a pay cut & then 5 years with no raise - OUCH! Then finally last month he got a raise. Kind of a nice one, considering we weren't expecting it AND it was more than the 3% he usually gets. I guess my motto these days is just "thank goodness he HAS a job".