U no like job? Join the club.
There are parts that are great like being able to truly help a family in a time of need and provide a much better solution than left with them to do it on their own. Working with my immediate supervisor and co-worker. Vacation or sick time is never tracked. Expenses are always paid for by company card. And earning potential.
The downside? Work 6 days a week, each and every week. Roughly 60 to 70 hours total per week. Travel every week of the month except one. No exaggeration, at least 20 conference calls per week, not counting the constant and on-going pressure from top level executives to micro-manage the shite out of employees on an hourly basis. There's micro-management and then there is our style of micro-management. There is literally a report to tell you how many times a person uses the bathroom in a given work day.
Plus, my bonus plan is now changing for the 8th time in less than 4 years and it's never for the better as it ways benefits the company more so than the employee. Bonus used to be exceptional which made up for base pay that is lacking vs. competition, but not anymore. Put it this way. There are 56 people that do what I do for my company (over 10K employees). I am 1 of 6 people that are scheduled to make a bonus this quarter and right now, even that is in jeopardy. A bonus plan is supposed to be motivating, but it's having the reverse effect when over 90 % of the people doing my position aren't going to make money this quarter and for the rest of the year.
Factor all of this in with no work-life balance and a concerned wife and here I am. It also doesn't help that when I come home from being out of town to hear my oldest child say, "Daddy, when are you going out of town again?" right when I walk in the door.
This post was edited on 6/19 at 10:19 pm