Post # 1
Any other bees out there afraid of losing their job? I joined a large professional services firm about 9 months ago. Since joining I haven’t had a ton of work to do. I ask on a regular basis for additional work or if I can help out in other areas and am always told I’m doing fine and to just focus on my responsibilities. I’ve also confided in a few of my co-workers how light my work load is and they in return have also confessed that they are in the same situation. I get the impression that my peers have down time too – they just never let on that they do to others.
At first it was hard to accept not having much to do, but now I have gotten used to it and use my spare time at work to catch up on personal stuff (i.e. I’m helping a friend plan her wedding). I’m thankful that I have a good paying job that isn’t stressful and enjoy being able to leave on time everyday and not think about work.
However, you know the old saying if it’s too good to be true then it probably is….which makes me SO nervous that I could lose my job. Does anyone else have a job with good hours, good pay, lots of flexibility and a light work load? I just feel like this job is too good to go on this way forever and I’m constantly terrified of getting laid off.
Post # 3
@sal5011: Yep. I have a very light workload and actually today is the day where bosses will be reviewing whether or not my job will be cut, so I’ve been a ball of anxiety today. Hang in there though. I’m sure you’ll be fine. 🙂
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
@sal5011: Dude, mine is the same way! I have to bill out my hours and I definitely just have to pad everything cause I just dont have that much to do… But all my coworkers assure me that the company is making plenty of money and that our bosses would never let go permanent employees. (We also hire 3-8 temporary seasonal workers every year.) I’ve been here a year and they like me and my work, so…. yeah, let’s hope!
@miss.wiggums: Good luck! I hope they don’t cut your job!!!!!!
Post # 5
@sal5011: I lost mine in December due to closure. I honestly didn’t realise I had it so good till it was gone.
It was a 5 min car journey from my house,I got a really decent hourly rate,the hours suited me around my son, I didn’t need childcare out with the school holidays and I could take my annual leave to suit myself.
I just started a new job last week,its at least a 20 minute drive away,minimum wage (doing the same job – argh!),more hours that require me having to rely on others to look after my son some days and they tell you when to take leave and are totally inflexible.
You honestly never know the day,I had worked in my previous job for 5 years and the owner out of the blue decided to retire after originally saying she was going to sell up with a clause to retain existing staff for X amount of time. I’m still on the lookout for something comparable to my old job but don’t think I will be that lucky twice and there appear to be very few jobs in my field available so I can’t be choosey.
At least you appreciate what you have and long may it continue 🙂
Post # 6
@miss.wiggums: Good luck – hope things turn out well for you.
Post # 7
Thanks Ladies! Just got out of the meeting and it went pretty well, everything is on pause mode for now and we will reevaluate in a few months.
Post # 8
We’re currently downsizing our company. I’ve been told I’m safe, but we’re closing 4 more offices, and laying off 30 in the next few months. It’s terrifying 🙁 Especially since I have downtime as well
Post # 9
I’m nervous because of the budget uncertainty this year.
Post # 10
I have a fairly stable job, but being let go with no notice from the last three places I worked at and being unemployed for 10 months before finding this job; I’m always worried I’ll be let go/fired.