I think I need another vacation. Work is stressing me out, I feel like I’m a pauper, and I don’t like any of it. Overworked and underpaid is a statement I say frequently. Eight months ago I was promoted. When I took the position, I was told that after three months, I would have a performance review and my current salary (hourly) would be reviewed for an increase. Then, all of a sudden, my old supervisor who had made these statements, left the company. Now with the new administrator, I won’t get any kind of increase until my annual review, in August. It’s so discouraging because I went from someone with no responsibility to someone who is a supervisor, and I have WAY more responsibility for the same pay as when I had none. Every day I say to myself, why am I doing this? I mean, I could have had less stress for the same pay. My job has called me on Sunday for something that could have waited until Monday. They cut out all OT and now I can’t pay my bills. Yes, it’s my fault for basing my income on OT, but when I changed positions I was told my hours were 8 to 5 with a 30 minute lunch. So this means about 5 hours OT every pay period. It was like that for about 7 months, how could I NOT have based my income off that? It was consistently coming in. Anyways, I feel like I’m being taken advantage of, and it’s not cool. If anyone has any suggestions on what I can do to improve my situation short of telling my boss to F-off, please let me know.
I’m actively looking for another job, I’m in school to improve myself and get that 4-year degree. I just don’t know what to do.