A "change in scenery" for our family isn't happening. And I am not happy about it.
And not just for the "change in scenery", but also for a greater opportunity for my husband.
Z loves working for (removed, so they can't google it), however he is starting to feel undervalued by the company.
During a recent conversation with his boss, he found out that he is underpaid by almost $3 an hour. That's a LOT! Considering we only bring in $14/hour, that is HUGE! He can't wrap his head around it.
He is a top performer, gets a 98-99% with customer satisfaction, customers call and request him for service (even has far as 5 hours away), and he has never caused any trouble for his boss. In fact, his boss hasn't even been to visit him ONCE since he started working. Visits from his boss are suppost to be monthly. Guess what? He has been with the company for 2.5 years! He is ranked at a "higher than required" tech level, and has gone through extra training in hopes of a promotion....and you know how they are rewarding him?
They are hiring two more people to work in the area he is covering. When both "new" technicians are in place Z would get an average of 1 ticket per week in his "new area". Makes sense, doesn't it. Hire 3 people to cover an area which he is supporting just fine. I get it, they are looking to expand the customer base in the area. But, come on! Isn't this like counting the chickens before they are hatched?
Anyway, I am annoyed....and disappointed we will be staying in this little apartment for the time being. I was so excited at the possibility of 3 bedrooms. :( There are no apartments in our hometown who offer 3 bedrooms. It is kind of annoying. Lol.
I have agreed to taking on another child-care kiddos (which I am excited about because she seems like a little sweetie!), so that will bring in a little additional money. I can't wait for this limbo in our lives to be over. :)
Thanks for listening!