It’s about time!

Happy Saturday! I recently wrote a post about what to do if you get a better paying job.  I’m happy to report that three weeks into my new job,  I think I have found the perfect job!

I’ve been working for many years, and have had many jobs.  I’ve had some good jobs along the way.  I’m currently working in a male dominated industry where of the top three people under the president, two of them are women, including myself.

We are encouraged to take our staff members out to lunch, frequently, and on the company.  I have never experienced a company that cares so much about their employees.  At least four times in the last three weeks, the boss has asked “who wants a cocktail?” at 3 pm.  He has a refrigerator in his office filled with beer!

Just yesterday, the boss told us we could leave at 2 pm!  We have a company outing today for a baseball game.

I apologize for appearing to be boasting about my job.  The point I’m trying to make is, that great job is out there.  I’m 58, and loved my last job and thought that was where I was going to be until I retire.  It didn’t work out, our sales dropped off, and my hours were cut.

I was talking with my co-worker whose husband lost his job awhile ago.  He’s afraid to get another job because of the bad experience he had.  He’s all of 27.  If I had had that mentality, I would have stopped working years ago.  We have all worked for jerks at some point in our lives.  I’ve worked for some real butt wipes.

I don’t have the luxury of not working, I never have, and I’m fine with it. Don’t stay in that miserable job, it takes so much out of you both mentally and physically.  I’ve been there and it sucks.

Don’t feel like you can’t find a better job because you have job hopped.  I’ve been a job hopper like I’ve been a yo yo dieter! I’ve always managed to get better jobs.  Having confidence in your ability is a huge plus.  I worked at a university where my boss was absolutely horrible to me.  I lasted for a year, and was let go. She continued on with her reign of terror for another five years before she was finally fired. After I left, I doubted my ability to be an accountant.  No one has ever made me feel like that in my life.  Never again will I put up with someone so horrible. I told her once that if I treated her like she treated me, we could come to blows.  It was that bad.  She caused my co-worker to get shingles because she was being harassed by this woman.  Management stood by and did nothing. Talk about a toxic environment!

To sum things up, always know your strengths and have confidence in your abilities and yourself.  You will win in the end.

Thanks for stopping by.Good boss 7-15-17



13 thoughts on “It’s about time!

  1. Thanks for following my blog. I stopped in, and the first thing I see is a great story. I’m 59, and have had my share of terrible bosses. I’m happy you’ve found a great situation. Now if there’s a grill in the lunchroom, and a refrigerator full of steaks, it would be perfect. Thanks again, and take care.

  2. Hi. Nice post. I’m right now in a job that Im not very happy about. It’s been 7 years in the company, I do thrice the amount of work as my male colleagues in top positions and get one third the pay. I was not unhappy earlier, but this latest disparity has got me feeling dissatisfied. I have quite a good rapport with the boss, so I’m afraid to upset the applecart. I hope there is a better job out there for me.

    • Thanks! There is, you just have to look. I had applied for this job in March, and they didn’t contact me until late May. I started at the end of June. Even if you have a good rapport with your boss, you are still being paid less than your peers, and he or she knows that. What has always worked for me when asking for more money is this, make a list of your accomplishments and go over this with your boss. You may do so much they may not even be aware of all you do. Every time I have done this, I have gotten more money. Also look at job sites like to see what you should be paid for your title and where you are located. Present this to your boss as well. You have been a long time employee, so I would hope that should account for something. Good luck.

  3. So happy for you, that your working environment is now a pleasurable one for you. Luckily I’ve been my own for most of my life, but sometimes I can be hard on myself, hehe.

  4. Congratulations, that’s wonderful to hear – glad you’re finding lots of enjoyment in your new employment sitch. Working is far too big a part of our lives (you know, the thing around which pretty much everything else is organized) to spend it being unhappy, stressed, marginalized, being yelled at (oh man, have I been there, and there’s a special place in hell for superiors who are dinks to their employees, trust!)

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