- 7 years ago
- Wedding: August 2011
Sorry this might be a really long post, but I’m really in need of some venting… so here it goes. I graduated from a prestigous four year university in May 2010 with a degree in Neuroscience. This degree is impossible to utilize in the job market without an MS or PhD, therefore I found a job at an MRI facility, and I have been working there since my graduation. I’m working part-time hours (30+ a week) which gives me time to study for the PCAT and plan a wedding in August 2011.
I received my first performance review in December. My boss was EXTREMELY excited about my review because he stated that I was the best employee he had ever had, and that my scores were high above everyone else in the company. In October I had also earned myself a free trip to Las Vegas and a 3k bonus for all of my hard work. (The vegas trip was earned by providing the company with 100% patient volume for the entire year, and the 3k bonus by providing the company with 120% patient volume for 3 consecutive months.) In my performance review, I also asked for a raise, which he told me that I would receive just a 2% because the rest of the incentives I earned should make up for it.
It is the end of January, and my boss just got back from vacation. The corporate office had finally planned the dates for the vegas trip, and they informed my boss that I am not to be invited. Apparently, my boss thought that everyone from the office was invited, but because I am part time, I’m not allowed to go. Let me tell you that I’m not the only part time employee in the office, but I am the only part time PT coordinator. Apparently only part time PT coordinators can’t go. I feel completely used… I work harder than anyone else at that facility. I’m the only one who isn’t playing solitaire all day on their computers, and I actively try to recruit patients. My boss informed me yesterday about this news, so of course I asked him about my bonus (Which I had already planned to use on a down-payment for my first house). He stated that he had specifically talked to the head of the company when I started working there, and they told him I would be included if I was at the facility for 3 consecutive months with 120%. I worked extremely rough hours during those months (60+ a week, including 2 saturdays a month besides my normal M-F). But my boss isn’t sure that they remember his conversation with them, and of course he doesn’t want to fight for me….
Needless to say, I’m looking for another job right now, and I’m just so depressed, hurt, and I feel so used. I need motivation, but I just can’t pick myself off the ground when it feels like I’m being beaten by a stick. Any advice? Should I quit my job before I have another one lined up? I don’t want to be giving them my time, and effort when they will be rewarded with incentives and not me. My fiance has an AMAZING JOB, and he fully supports me in telling them to stick it, but I don’t want to feel like a bum either.