I like so many other Americans, am looking for a new job. Not because I don’t have one. No. Because I’m not happy with the one I have. I know that sounds incredibly selfish, but were you to endure the abuse that I endure at my workplace, you would understand. I am the longest term employee that my boss has had in as long as anyone can remember in the 30 years he’s been in business.
Some even say I deserve an award for staying as long as I have. I would probably not even be looking if I didn’t fear the company was on a downhill slide. The wife of the owner of the company became ill this time last year with a terminal type of cancer, and since that time, three times my paychecks have been unable to be cashed right away. Add this to the meeting we had last week at the owner’s behest wherein he indicated the company is having cash flow problems so we need to become more efficient and do more in less time……yada yada….I’m feeling I don’t want to be on a sinking ship.
So I am looking for a more stable, possibly bigger company to work for where I can cash my paychecks when I receive them and not have to hold it for a day or two. That alone scares the beejezus out of me. I can’t work and not be paid, and there is the possibility that this may happen in the future. So I am trying to get out of the way of the chopping block so as to save my neck.
I said all that to say this. For those of you out there looking – I feel your pain. Employers are paying less for the jobs they’re offering now, and less and less are offering benefits with the job.
In light of this job search, I thought it would be useful to highlight a post I wrote on SabrinasMoneyMatters.com over a year ago. Interview 101 because we could all use a little help right?
Have a great day everyone and good luck if you’re looking like me! 🙂