(Closed) Job Dilemma, would you stay or go?

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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2600 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would definitely start looking for another position.  Finding a job is a lot easier when you HAVE a job.  Get out there and see what’s available and what you could be making somewhere else.

Flexibility is great for time off, but anytime a business has trouble paying their payroll on time is not a good sign.

Stability of a long term position and steady income is probably more appealing to you right now.  See what’s out there without resigning from your current job.

Good luck!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

If this isn’t your dream job and the income isn’t as steady as they promised originally, I would look around for something else. My first job sounds very similar to your current job, the people were great, the work wasn’t stressful, but I barely got any raises or bonuses. It took a few years, but I finally left for a much higher paying job. I got to a point where i really needed the money and was willing to sacrifice quality of life a little in order to get it. I think you may have reached that same point, so if I were you I’d start looking. Good luck!

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I defintely wouldn’t quit but I would start putting feelers out and see what else might be available for you.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t know about the USA, but in Canada there are laws called Employment Standards. An employer cannot be late with your paycheques. The cash flow of the company is his problem not yours. I would check into that.

The next thing I would do is start investigating the job market again. The economy is starting to pick up. Look for something with a bigger company where there are opportunities for promotion.

When an employer asks why you are changing jobs so soon, you have an answer that does not reflect poorly on you-“The emplyer was not meeting payroll”.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’d have a sit down with my boss as well and explain my situation to him. Let him know that you can’t afford to be paid late anymore and if he’s not able to pay you on time you’re going to have to start looking for a new job.
I’m in a similar situation w/ a super small company and not a lot of revenue coming in, but because my boss knows he can’t afford to lose me as an employee he makes sure to keep me happy so I’ll stay. Your boss might be able to swing something for you if he realizes you might leave.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think you should start looking but not quit unless you find something you like better.  You have a job and it is clearly not working in the long term, but it makes you look like a more desirable job candidate and is bringing in some money in the short term.  Also – flexible time is great if you have interviews to schedule.  😉  It’s up to you how you feel about bringing this up with your employer, I think, but it sounds like you are in a good situation to be looking while working.  If he’s having trouble meeting payroll, your job there may not be around for the long term anyway.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@ktisthatbees: Hm, maybe you could drop hints that you’re looking instead of going outright and saying it to him..like you could take a wednesday afternoon off “for a doctor’s appointment” even though you’re clearly not ill. That’s always been a clear indication at my company that the person has a job interview. We could also be more devious than most people though. Desperate times call for desperate measures!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

You should definitely start looking and soon! From an HR perspective (I am HR so this is my professional opinion)  leaving an organization that is having financial trouble makes perfect sense. If I met a great candidate who had 15 months at a company that was struggling financially I would wonder why they’d stay when late paycheques are a repeat occurance esp if they have strong performance reviews and the knowledge/skills/abilities required to move on to a more challenging role.

Use your flex time and start job searching!

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@ktisthatbees: Here if an employee lays a complaint, it is an investigator from Employment Standards who meets with the Employer. The name of the employee is not disclosed. As you are not the only employee being paid late, there would be no way for the boss to know which employee lodged the complaint.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@ktisthatbees: I would definitely look for another job, though I probably wouldn’t tell my employer about it, especially if he has a volatile temper. If your boss has trouble making payroll, who knows how long this company will even be afloat. Better to look while you still have a job than ride it out and find out the company went bankrupt and have to look for a job while unemployed.

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