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July 13th, 2013 at 12:34 am

Plenty keeping me busy at home and work.
I am like, "Where did the last 12 days go??"

Work has been very frustrating this past week to ten days. Without going into a huge explanation it basically breaks down to my boss being such a poor money manager that we can't get new equipment or hire more help.

We have been running on very limited staff for two years (at least). We were told we would get extra help from his family, but that is spotty at best. Example - his daughter is supposed to work two days a week and stopped coming in one of those days months ago. Just stopped coming in.

Now our other girl that helps two afternoons per week is moving away to college/new job. When I asked boss about posting a job opening he claims his daughter wants more hours. WTF? Am I missing something?

After stewing on that for a few days I told him that made me angry because it couldn't be true when she doesn't even come in on a day she is already slotted for. (Come ON!!)
He couldn't say anything in reply.
I said we need to hire someone who would come in and help us. Someone who will do the J-O-B.
And now my coworker and I will wait to see ......

His bank fees (overdrafts) are so out of control it makes *ME* embarrassed.
I think I may have posted before that last year it was near $16k!!
Last month it looked to be near $3500 - that's just for June. It makes me sick - and I have zero control or ability to "fix it". Meanwhile the business goes without replacing dated equipment, computers or staff.

I am thinking it is time for a new place to work. But, with DS's daycare lady and his preschool in the city my current work is located in that makes me less inclined to change (for now).

It's also hard when you've worked for someone for so many years. And there are so many clients I would miss. I do enjoy my job. My boss is a kind, easygoing (but lame) person.
The sad thing is I don't think things will ever change.

And now the wrench: there is an opening at an office in the town we live in. A place I *think* would be a good fit. Fully staffed. Nice equipment. No commute.

7 Responses to “Work Musings”

  1. nhgirl1970 Says:

    Oh my! Our bosses have to be related! Mine is the nicest guy in the world, but is terrible at running a business. I have had my paycheck bounce numerous times (he fixes the situation immediately, but still) and we need help desperately and he refuses to fill the gap. It's tough when you like where you work overall, but the boss is lame even if they are a super nice person. Mine waits to bill people for months!

  2. MonkeyMama Says:

    I think being in the financial industry and yadda yadda, I would have never stayed with an employer like that. (I would have just seen it as such a red flag from Day 1). But, since you have been there so long, etc., I understand your feelings. Though my logical brain says, "Get the heck out of there!"

    I would just apply for the opening for the new office. Doesn't mean you have to take it, but who knows, maybe you'd get a huge raise or something. Maybe you would have a good feeling about the people. GO FOR IT!!!

  3. laura Says:


    Good luck! You might be surprised to find this new place is where you belong? I think the timing might be a sign to at least apply.

  4. PNW Mom Says:

    I think the timing might be right too! Go for it.....it doesn't hurt to at least apply....good luck and keep us posted! Smile

  5. Kristina Says:

    I would be worried about the business going belly up if it cannot be managed correctly. Go for the new position and see what happens. Good luck!

  6. Jenn Says:

    I agree with Kristina. I hope you have a healthy EF.

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    As hard as it may be, I too think you might want to start looking for something else.

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