- 3 years ago
Ok, very regular bee going anon because I know of other co-workers/friends that use this site. So here goes…
My DH and I met at and currently work at the same place of employment. Working for the same company hasn’t been a big deal in the past 4 years of working there, until now. My DH just signed an extended contract that came with lots of incentives and the expectation was that his job/role would be the same as it is now. Everything was fine and dandy. I too signed an extended contract because I like my job.
Well, we just found out on Tuesday that they are changing his job/position entirely. He would still get the same incentives/pay, but his job would essentially change to something he really doesn’t like and it would feel like a demotion. This is only happening because the company is making huge internal shifts and is consolidating. So his current position is becoming non-existent (two other employees are in the exact same position). The position would actually be very similar to the position he started the company with (5 years ago) and it is miserable and draining.
He is not happy about this and is really frustated, understably so. He feels lied to (he just signed the contract 1 month ago) and feels inclined to leave his job, even though finding another job with comparable pay will be very difficult. We are in a tough spot because we just bought a home that we can comfortably afford on two incomes and would be able to make it work on one income/less money, but it would be tight.
I am just so upset and frustrated. We literally had been planning our lives around what these extended contracts could offer (i.e., pay increases/job stability) and now it feelsl like all of it is just slipping away. I have been crying for the past two days and I don’t know what to do. I will support my husband and his choice because I want him to be happy, but I also don’t want him to be stuck in a worse situation (unemployed/crappier job). We work in a fairly specialized field and jobs are hard to come by in our area.
He has agreed to not quit until he finds a new job, but that could be a while and he will be misearable the whole time. I have talked with him a bit, but he is frustrated right now and doesn’t want to talk. Not only is this frustrating, but I too am angry at our company. The way things are panning it out it just feels deceitful (I get the sense they knew these changes were coming a few months ago) and they aren’t recognizing the years of hard work he has already put into his job.
What’s even more complicated is that my direct boss (the big boss) is the one who made these changes, so now I am angry at him. I haven’t said anything to my boss and I have been professional/respectful, but I am still mad at him.
Long story short: My DH signed an extended contract for his position (which he loves) and they are now changing the position entirely (to something he hates). He still technically has a job, but will be miserable in it. It will be very hard for him to find a comparable job in terms of pay/opportunity. We just bought a home and him not working would be tight financially. He is frustrated, angry and upset. I am also mad because I work directly for the big boss that made the ultimate decision.
I just don’t know what to do