Seeing RED or Do NOT Work At My Old Job They SUCK
OK, so I had to go to, what’s basically, Unemployment Orientation today. It was supposed to take 3 hours but the very nice gentleman in charge had us out in an hour and a half. While I was there he informed me that I had been taken advantage of FOR YEARS and RIPPED OFF to a majorly major degree the whole time I worked for Attorney Kathy Guinan and Attorney Richard Gruskin at good old Gruskin & Gruskin. That’s right…they BLOW!
He was doing his little thing, going along, popped a website which shows you the ‘average’ you should be making at any job within the State of Connecticut. He typed in ‘secretary/administrative assistant’ and came back with a figure of $16.33/hour! $16.33! I made $11.50. So I said; “That’s with a degree, right?”
He said: “That’s WITHOUT a degree, with a degree is this figure here….” he pointed to $20.38/hour! Then he smacked me right in the fact with; “It should probably be a little higher IN A LAW OFFICE.”
MOTHER FUCKER! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
I got ripped off for $150.00 A WEEK just over the LAST YEAR alone. Do you know how many thousands upon thousands of dollars that they DIDN’T pay me and SHOULD HAVE over the last 8-10 years???? Just THIS YEAR ALONE they ripped me off for $7,800.00!!! Just this year!
I’m so pissed I can’t even see straight. Well, now I know exactly why ‘the rich get richer’ and that all these years all those people have been correct. They get richer and stay rich because 1-they refuse to share anything with anyone other than themselves 2-they love licking the sweat off the back of the little guy.
Hubby told me for years that they were purposefully ripping me off and I didn’t believe him. I kept saying ‘it’s a small office’ and yada yada yada. I made one excuse after another as to why I NEVER received a YEARLY RAISE or ANY meaningful benefits whatsoever. I kept the job because it made me feel like I was ‘useful’ and ‘helping people’. What a fuckin’ crock! All I was helping to do was to help my cheap bosses keep money in their own pockets! Let me say, this is a woman who DONATES between $1,000-$1,5000 a YEAR to a fuckin’ GOLF TOURNAMENT. Well, hell, why not, right? That’s a TAX WRITE OFF whereas paying your employee a FAIR WAGE just isn’t worth any type of ‘ROI’ at all.
I felt horrible about removing software…MY software…that THEY WERE TOO CHEAP TO PAY FOR TO RUN THEIR BUSINESS…from their computer. Well, if I knew now what I knew then, not only would I have pulled out the RAM and Video Card they never paid for, I would have dropped that fucker on a cement floor!
PISSED THE HELL OFF doesn’t even come close to describing my emotional state at this point in time.
Gee, no wonder I was ‘cranky’ at work, huh? Not only did I have to deal with the Crazy Clients….I got to eat a whole ton of shit from the Crazy Cheapass Bosses!!! And I actually LIKED them and I THOUGHT they liked me too. Wow, ‘look how wrong ya can be’, huh?
I tried these last two months to put that anger aside and just let it go but that’s a really tough pill to swallow, especially knowing the ONLY person associated with the office who even THOUGHT about giving me anything was Mr. Smith; he doesn’t even WORK there AND he’s on Social Security! The two millionaires I worked for–and yes, oh yes, my my my, they ARE MILLIONAIRES couldn’t even bothered to give me a handshake let a lone a little sumthin’-sumthin’ to help ensure my family and I don’t fall on outrageously tough times. I should have fuckin’ demanded that severance but, stupid me, I thought they were good people, stand up people, who would, OF THEIR OWN ACCORD, do the right thing by me.
Yeah, I’m a fuckin’ idiot.
They go to Italy, Spain, England, Germany, Ireland, Alaska….just for fun. BMWs? Mercedes? Lexus? Oh yeah, THEY got ’em. But, ya know, ‘tough shit, small fry’ that’s what I got out of them. They thought it was WONDERFUL that I could collect Unemployment for a YEAR…at the grand $146.00/week.