- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2015
So I work as a marketing specialist for a small real estate company. This November will be my one year anniversary of working there. My salary is 22k.
I didn’t have a problem with this initially but I also didn’t realize how much student loan payments would be and I also didn’t think about needing to buy a new-to-me car in the next year.
My point is, I should have probably said no and held out for something better with higher pay. But I had just graduated college and I was desperate to stop working at the grocery store and get a “grown-up” job.
And now? I hate my salary. I wish I made more money. You know what’s crazy? I absolutely love my job in every way EXCEPT my salary. It’s just not enough for me to afford an apartment on my own.
Right now, I share an apartment with two girls. They’re good roommates but I hate not having privacy, having to be considerate of them when it comes to my Boyfriend or Best Friend staying over and basically every annoying thing that comes with having roommates, even if they are good ones. I’m 25. I’m too old for roommates. I outgrew this phase a long time ago.
Anyway, my boss has agreed to sponsor me and give me a scholarship to go to real estate school for free and earn my license. I am very excited about this. But I won’t lie, part of the reason I wanted to go to real estate school is because I thought this would make my boss want to give me a raise.
Well, I just talked to B, the office manager, about my hopes of getting a raise. She told me she’s been working here three years and she makes the same amount of money as I do. And she’s never gotten a raise.
So I guess that means I most likely won’t get one, either. Sigh. I’m just so frustrated.
And looking for another job is not an option until November 2014. I start classes this August and the final exam is this November. And the scholarship to real estate school stipulates that I must work for their company one full year after earning my license or I have to refund them the costs of the school.
Gah. I just feel stuck! And I also resent my company. I have a college degree but I’m only making 22k??
Sigh. I’m not really looking for advice, I guess, because I don’t see a way out of my situation until November 2014. I guess I’m just ranting/venting. Thanks for reading. :/