(Closed) Working harder for less?

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I can relate, although in a different field.  I am a Sales Director/Director of Special Events for a high end hotel.  Aside from my assistant, I am currently the ONLY person in the sales department (typically a staff of 2-3, other than myself.) Currently “they” can’t justify hiring anyone else – the lodging/hospitality industry has taken quite a hit.  I am stuck doing EVERYTHING sales related (phone calls, tours, proposals, sales calls, event coordination, contracts, etc.)

Post # 4
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2513 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Well… haven’t experienced more responsibility & less hours (*gulp*), but definately have noticed an impact in the benefits department.

Post # 6
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2513 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I agree with you Mrs. DG. Without going into detail, there was an issue just last week that had to do with holiday leave, and a lot of people I work with were not happy!

Post # 7
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990 posts
Busy bee

OH  man … the benefits are the worst! I’m sick of it! I actually got an $0.18 raise at my annual review that I was supposed to be SO thankful for because “not everyone got raises, ya know?” Well … that eighteen cents made no difference! I’m making $5 less a pay right now because of the benefit increase … and that’s because I lowered the amount I’m putting into my FSA. I am SO OVER this crap with my job … it is definitely affecting morale where I work!

Post # 9
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246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I absolutely feel that way, more and more every single year.  I’m a teacher, and when you work in a field that depends on financial support from the city/taxpayers…it’s a very difficult situation.  With this economy, an already bad situation has turned into a nightmare.  There is no money for supplies, so I have to pretty much buy everything for my classroom and for my students…which amounts to a riduclous amount of money…our benefits have been cut…and the city has decided not to give us the measly raises that we were promised (which don’t even represent a cost of living increase).  It’s a real mess.  Good thing I’m not in the profession for the money.  It’s always been about the kids, and still is…I just wish the overal situation were better.  So yes, I totally hear you ladies!!!!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I didn’t get a raise this year (no one did), yet I’m totally expected to get more done.

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