Clanger Posted March 7, 2007 Share Posted March 7, 2007 Hi I'm 35 & have been in my current job 10 years im basically a PA but as im the only 'employee' and the office is at a private house i do everything and anything and am treated like a member of the family (they are both 65+ so there kids are my age) i look after house/pets while they are away etc.. Now my boss is allways off on one with new products and plans and stuff but nothing ever comes off and i spend a lot of time dealing with 'money problems' which i hate! And I do have to hassle him to get paid every month Im still owed back pay (nearly 2k- that several times i have told him i could desperatly do with!) that goes back 5 years - I was ment to get a raise in December, but instead he cut my hours down as money was tight, but i insisted i got paid the same and took some of my back pay every month on top of my reduced salary so i was getting the same as i can't get by on any less! Now cos i had 2 days a week free i decided to look around for another part time job, and one i really liked the sound of has now seen me twice (there are 3 jobs going at this place and they only saw 6 applicants in the first place) they then asked if i would be interested in full time, and have now asked me to pop in again later in the week Now this new job is at a secure long term company, at a fabulous open to the public country house with farm etcc.. its a fantastic position which i think i would really excell at and enjoy big time and would be long term and i know im not old but would like a job something i can stay in for a long time. Realistically i know if i get offered this, and i tell my boss he will probabley put the 'guilts' on me and mention his latest plan (that should come off in the nxt 2 years - yup heard that one before) he is gotta be thinking about retiring within 5 years, and i think the nearer i get to 40 the more i will struggle to find something else. He has promised I will get all my back pay this month (but again, heard that one before) and said i should be back on 'full time' in April I really do enjoy my job here most days, but i just feel like im plodding along, the new place offers new challenges and im quite excited about it! I know i may not get offered the new job, but i feel the time is right to start looking anyway.. i dont want to drop my current boss in it, as im often here on my own and it would take a hell of a lot to teach a new person the ropes as its so complicated! I dunno what im asking really, this new job should be slightley more money which would be fab, but i suspect my boss will offer to better it if i stay.. its just i dont trust his business skills enough to guarentee that i will still be getting it in 6 months time, and realistically i cant see the job being here in 3-5 years time. I sometimes feel like ive been seriously abused for not arguing the reduced hours or questioning the lack of payrise, but the further problem is ive had 9 weeks of fully paid sick leave this year (altho prior to this i think ive had about 5 sick days in 10 years!) that they made sure i was made to feel a little guilty about i know that will be brought up if i announce ive been offered something else ](*,) To top it off.. if i do leave im on a months notice which if i give it next week leaves him about 2 weeks to find someone new as he's out of the country for the last 2 weeks of the month!! Arrgghhh Sorry for the waffle, to be honest typing it all down, has just confirmed to me that i should get out of here really.... Cxx Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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