Seriously, I've lost count of the no. of times I've been ridiculously jacked around by a bad boss, a bad company, or a bad employer. I often ask my wife if this is my lot in life -- to just be treated like dirt by one company after another . As she's had nothing but great experiences in her career, it gets increasingly hard to fathom where it will all end (except in death!). Am I alone? Come on Lunchers ... give me some positive assurance that you, too, have had similar experiences.
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December 19, 2010
No you are not, your wife is a rarity in having good experiences. And of course things have gotten worse over time.
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December 16, 2010
You are definitely not alone! Luckily, I'm the daughter of a labor lawyer, but I've still had more than my fair share of going to the Labor Boards, writing up multiple emails for back pay, constantly not getting paid on time (on much more than one occasion), not getting paid overtime, not getting the respect for the hard work that I deserve, being treated like a moron, etc. In fact, in further proof that you are not alone, I often write emails and advise my friends on how to legally back themselves up in case they have to go to a Labor Board or Small Claims. I have to tell them that I'm not a lawyer, so don't take it as legal advice but, I've been screwed over enough to know what to look out for and how to help others avoid the same fate. It makes me feel better that I'm not alone and no, I don't think it's our lot in life, I think we have the power to change it! AND there are awesome bosses out there, I'm lucky enough to have one right now, so there's hope. If there isn't, then quit and be your own boss LOL!