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Old 07-11-2018, 11:14 AM
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Default Having trouble at work and need advice

I have been with the same company for 2 years now.
It is a small, family owned fitness company.
I have loved working here - the people are great and I have a lot of flexibility to take care of my family.
However in the last few months the company has gone through a series of changes.
They have completely re-done their facility. It has been a huge under taking and has put many of us under stress.
There have been no reviews, raises, or new hires during this time. As a matter a fact, there have been some pay cuts, people have been asked to step down, even I have taken a pay cut.
A few long time employees have left because morale has just changed.
Then low and behold they hire a new woman - or 22 year old girl should I say in my department who just got out of college a month ago who has NO experience, gave her a DIRECTOR title, gave her a salaried position (I'm hourly) and I know she is making $12,000 more a year than I am.
She is making more money than my boss did (she is one of the people who recently left). She has NO experience (she was a waitress before this and JUST graduated a month ago). I've been in the fitness industry for over 12 years.
This is a huge kick in the face to me.
I am beside myself. I am so angry.
Anytime this company has asked me to work overtime, switch my schedule, work on a weekend, I have done it. I have taken over the work from my boss who left and from the 2 others who were asked to step down and have done a damn good job.
I took the damn pay cut.
I am obviously looking for a new job, and the part that makes me sad it I LOVE the people I work with. The management here clearly sucks and I will tell them so in my exit interview. I am just sad to leave a company I love.
I just can't believe they made people step down, take pay cuts and then hired someone with NO experience and gave her a Director title and a fat salary. I just don't get it.

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Old 07-11-2018, 12:46 PM
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I'm sorry to hear about your situation gigimado. It sounds like you loved the company the way it was, and not what it has become. If employees are leaving because of the change in morale, you obviously aren't the only one who feels this way. Have you tried talking to management? If they are not receptive to any discussions, I think you are making the right decision to look for another job. I know it's hard to leave when you really like your co-workers, but they may not be around for long either if things continue on the current path. Maybe management will catch on if enough employees leave, but sadly it might not be until they lose a great employee like you who does everything they can to help the company. Good luck to you in deciding what path to take. Keep us posted!
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Old 07-11-2018, 09:12 PM
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I'm very sorry to hear about your situation too gigimado, and I also understand why you are looking for something different. I hope you find something new and much better soon.

Hang in there.
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Old 08-12-2018, 09:08 AM
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That's sad. Just hope you'll find something better.
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Old 08-27-2018, 04:55 PM
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Sorry to hear about your experience. I've been there before... hang tight. This too shall pass...
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Old 08-28-2018, 09:36 AM
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I am very sorry to hear this. I went through something similar at my last job when a large company took over and the management position that I had been being groomed for when my boss was going to retire and I was promised to be promoted to didn't happen as they "had other ideas."

I quit and started my own business. I realized that I am never going to make the amount of money that I am worth working for someone else.

Perhaps you can do so too as there are many folks who could use your fitness and training expertise and then you control how much you make and who you work with.

Best wishes to you!
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Old 09-04-2018, 12:22 AM
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I hope you could find a job asap. Life is tough and there are bills to pay. Give it all to him. Proverbs 3:5-6
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Old 10-05-2018, 08:20 AM
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I'm so sorry you're going through that and I can 100% relate. I know you will find something better then that, and maybe if you sit down and discuss with management your thoughts - maybe they will hear you out. If not, then you're making the right choice anyway, and all those people that you work with that you love so much, they will follow suit eventually. Good luck to you..
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Old 11-28-2018, 11:38 AM
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Hi, I think itís time for you to stop working for someone, you donít want to open your own hall? If you donít have money you can take out a loan, what city do you live in? This is a very important factor for opening your business. If you donít have money, you can read this article. It is about how to take easy credit
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Old 12-02-2018, 06:57 PM
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Sounds pretty crazy. 22yo without any experience being a director? Can't imagine it.
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