- 5 years ago
- Wedding: April 2013
I’m in HR and not quite to the management level, which makes finding a job in my field, particularly in the area in which I live rather difficult. Last September I was able to leave a position that I absolutely hated to go to work for a very profitable company working a position that was much more suited to what I went to school for. The only catch was that it was going to have to be a temporary position until the process of acquiring a new company was final. No big deal! I could hang in there for a month or so. My benefits would carry to the end of the month from my old job anyway, so sure! I really love my job and I love my boss – she’s one of those that I consider to be a friend and we gab about pretty much everything, but I also have a lot of respect for her as my supervisor. It’s just the two of us in the HR dept (this is a rather small company) so we keep our plates pretty full. So I had been told that they should be able to hire me on full-time in November or December at the latest so my benefits would kick in the first of the year, I could start accruing PTO, etc.
Fast forward to December – the acquisition that even our CEO & CFO were basically 100% confident was going to happen…yeah, that fell through literally at the last second. So I asked my boss what that meant for me. There was, in fact another person in this position before I took it over, so I was expecting her to say that nothing would be different. Not so much! She said that we were going to have to take it month by month and see how things went financially with the company. So I took a deep breath and decided to tough it out a little longer to see how things went. Here we are, 5 months since I started as a temp, and there has been nothing mentioned about hiring me. I know that my boss likes me and I get along great with all the employees here – they tell me all the time how nice I am and how good I am at my job, etc. (Not bragging…I’m just pointing out that I’m liked and actually appreciated here) Well in those 5 months, there have been 2 new people hired on full time in our marketing and sales departments and there are 2 people in the interview process with a few of our hiring managers. This makes me feel like complete shit! Only one of those 4 positions was a refill from someone who left…the others are all NEW positions. This has really began to frustrate me. I take them through the interview process, hiring process, benefit enrollment process, etc. all the while being a temporary employee…waiting to get hired on…helping someone else get hired. It sucks!
I went to submit my timesheet to the temp agency last week and got a message saying that this (current) week would be my final week on assignment. I FREAKED out!! So I emailed the recruiter at the temp agency and she apologized and said it was just a pre-set date they had in the system. **sigh of relief!** Then today, I mentioned it to my boss in a joking manner, like “Omg that scared me to death” kind of thing…and she completely changed the subject. Didn’t even acknowledge that I had even made the statement. So now I’m really getting the heeby jeebies! On top of that – since I didn’t take insurance through the temp agency (remember, mine was supposed to be effective back in December/January at the latest) – I don’t have it at all and just found out I have to have nearly $3,000 worth of dental work done on 2 of my teeth! I could have saved $1,000 if I had dental insurance, like I thought I was going to. I also would have accrued, at minimum, 44 hours of PTO which would have allowed me to go on my honeymoon while still getting paid. Instead, I have to take it unpaid. I can’t do this anymore!! I love my boss and I love my job and the company I work for, but I can’t afford to keep going on like this.
So, I’m going to go sit down with her either today or tomorrow. It just has to happen. And don’t worry, I don’t plan on being rude or confrontational 🙂 She knows about the dental work, so I’m going to start with that. I’m in HR, so I know how to do this right…but man, oh man, am I dreading it! I hate stuff like this o_O Wish me luck bees! *Sorry this was so long – I just needed to vent 🙁 Thanks for listening!