is it possible?
Tomorrow I go back to work with a heavy heart. After working for 16 years they cut my hours to part-time. I took a significant decrease in salary. It hurts more I think because I was the only one who lost a good amount of hours. There was one employee who had only worked for 6 months that was not offered a contract and one part-time teacher that wanted to go full-time but was only offered her original part-time position. Everyone else’s hours stayed the same. There attitude was very apologetic and I don’t think that they were at all happy that they felt they had to do this but never the less it was my job they chose to put on the line.
I would really like to leave but we need the money. I think they are going to try to take advantage of me. They will want me to work extra hours at sub pay <—- which sucks. I just get the feel they are thinking “Damn we don’t have anyone to cover that afternoon class? Oh wait! Just ask M. to stay.”
I am trying to find happiness in this situation but not having a lot of luck. What they want is for me to do exactly what I have been doing for 16 years only cram it into a smaller amount of time, with less pay, less benefits and no lunch. Is there happiness to be found in this? Right now I have a lump in my stomach thinking about starting tomorrow. I feel like a sap.
I think they feel I should be happy I still have a job. Should I be happy I still have a job? I am just not feeling it right now. The USA is about to become a country of part-time jobs because if you have to many full-time employees Obama Care is going to kick in. So now you have parents with 6 part-time jobs between them trying to feed their children and many companies that have no intention of ever hiring full-time employees again.
This is a dark time we are living in. I fear for all those children graduating college. They will be obligated to pay those loans off immediately and many will never find full-time employment in this current climate. What is happening? Unemployment continues to rise…why do they tell us that we are on an economic up swing? There is no up swing for the middle class. Not long ago I would have considered myself upper-middle class…now I hate to answer the phone because it might be about a bill.