new home (closing set for no later than 3/11) start a new job (with the current one for 8.5 yrs, will still work there as a contractor) will have to drive to work after 4 yrs of being able to walk there LOL
a bit scary to be changing jobs as I was definitely in my comfort zone.
anyone else been with a company a long time then move on?
one of the deciding factors was this company never gives raises or even cost of living increases.
8.5 yrs there, only time my pay bumped is when I was promoted to an asst manager. Since then 4.5 yrs no raise. They claim it's because revenue is down (which it is from but they're still makin good money), but they're still spending money on upgrades and making the building look better.
seriously, at what point would I get a raise... another 4-5 yrs?
Small company (3 of us here, including the boss) and I do graphics.
I've done exceedingly more every year (website, 3D design and animation, IT) on top of what I was originally employed to do... not to mention a lot of the work we used to outsource I now do in-house because I do it better and faster.
I'd get raises annually but they're pitiful, so when I said something I just got a "I think you're paid fairly" response. Then you hear a sob story of how the company is doing in a review, how we can't really afford payrises, but then the boss will turn around to buy a sports car and 2nd house a couple months later.
So, my friend in the company quit 2 months back and I followed suit this week. Enough of this BS!
Thanks. We've learnt a lot from the screwups here, I still shake my head at some decisions but don't bother getting involved.
I've been running another business on the side for over a year and turned over enough to justify leaving already. And honesty with customers while providing a good service is key to success, I think. I'm bi-winning, lol.
LOL. I lived like that for way too long. Hell, even my last apartment only had "turn around space" at best in the kitchen. If anyone else wanted to get to the fridge, one person had to leave. I think I can fit most of my friends in my kitchen now.