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One Issue – The Job

Here it is another blog about someone’s life. Well, I wanted to have an “outlet” to things that are going on in my life and around me.

Let’s get started…I’ll take you back to the cause of one of my biggest issues today – my job! I know there are many people that are without their jobs today because of the economy. I used to be one of them.

In July 2008, shortly after I returned from a great family/friends vacation I received my layoff papers. I couldn’t have been happier! Yes, you read that correctly. I had two young kids at home – 4 and 8 years old. I had to work 30 days before I was released…that was hard!

I spent 9 months at home with my kids…no more child care! I dropped them off and picked them up at school (preschool for the youngest) everyday. It was great. I was able to get the house cleaned, laundry done and dinner cooked before dark. We enjoyed everyday. We were happy! I was probably the happiest because I was able to do the things I loved and even had a savings account.

In May 2009, I accepted a job offer for the company that had laid me off. Boy, what was I thinking?!?! The first week was horrible. If it could go wrong, it did. That should have been my sign that this wasn’t going to work out. Within a few months, I had drained my savings account. I was paying out more on expenses to go to work and bills than what I was making.

Today, I’m still working for the same company. The same issues are still around me; however, they have gotten worse over the past couple of weeks. Our team has a “new” interim boss – it’s one of our co-workers. The other issue is a co-worker of ours that arrives at 9 (an hour late), takes an hour and a half to two hour lunch, and leaves at 5. She’s supposed to work 40 hours just like the rest of us. Along with that, NONE of her work is correct. Guess who gets stuck correcting her work?!?

In short, I do not like my job and it has financially drained me. Don’t get me wrong – it’s not that I don’t like working. I just don’t really care for Corporate America!