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April 18, 2010 6:26 PM Subscribe
Should I quit? (in the near future)
posted by djduckie to Work & Money (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I Hate my job! There is no other word for it. I work at a call center and have for just shy of six years. Had i not gone part time to go back to school I would have three weeks of paid vacation. Since I went part time I get absolutely no paid vacation (yay!) The company that I work for recently had to rebid for our contract, and was underbid, so they lowered their bid. The company was once very good,so good that we had a snow day and they gave us the day off paid, and the next day we opened late, and if you came in (even if you were late) you got paid a full 8 hours. But since they were bought a couple of years ago they took away paid holidays, floating holidays, sick time and even had an ill-fated plan to take away paid breaks, but someone rallied and threatened a law suit and they gave up on that. The "reliable rumor" is that they are going to be announcing pay cuts on may 15 to take affect July 1st. I have been told that they can do up to 20% with out us being able to claim unemployment and are planning to do so. With how long I have been there I am already off the current pay scale as they slid everything down. It is a very stressful job, and I barely want to stay there as it is. I am a full time student and could afford to make less over next semester, but for the summer I really need to work full time.
My other conundrum is that I work for a pretty high profile client that went bankrupt last year. In the weeks leading up to that I was applying for jobs through craigslist and other means. I put out 3-5 resumes a day for two weeks and got 1 response and it was a scam. My worry now being that maybe I will have difficulty finding another job if I leave. However, the pay cut, if as severe as most people are saying it will be, will make other employers able to compete with the pay. This could possibly help in me finding new employment if I am going to get paid less either way.
Any help or recommendations are much appreciated.