Okay you guys...

@ky1119 (699)
United States
July 18, 2007 5:39pm CST
There has got to be a way to make some money. I can't help but feel like we're all missing something. This isn't one of those advertisement posts like we've been seeing, this is me venting. I don't know about you guys, but I'm stuck in a dead end job, and today, officially, they screwed me into staying where I'm at. To make a long story short, they promised when I started with this company in March, that as soon as a store opened closer to my house, I could have it so I could be closer to home as I'm driving 50+ miles to work and then back again everday. Today they told me if I transfer to the new store that they are opening that's about 20 miles from my house, that I would have to be de-moted from management to customer service and take a cut in pay. They gave the job to a man. (No offense anyone, but all the higher ups in our company are men, and those of us that work in the branches and do the office stuff are women)So now I'm angry, I've cried for hours, my husband stayed home from class with me. Now, I'm on the hunt. There has to be a way to make a living from home using the computer so we don't have to put up with crap like that. If anyone knows of anything, pleeeeeeeeeease share. I'm so frustrated.
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@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
18 Jul 07
Get a lawyer. Personally, I don't like lawyers; BUT, they do have their uses. If you are working for a company that is big enough to have multiple locations and ALL the management are men and all the women are in the lower paying jobs AND you are qualified for a management job; get a lawyer. There are laws about that type of discrimination.
• United States
18 Jul 07
Did you ever think that the men were actually better at the job? If I was the manager of a company I'd hire the best person, even if that meant all of them were men. I'm not saying that men are naturally better at that job, just that if it was reversed and they were all women you wouldn't be complaining.
@ky1119 (699)
• United States
19 Jul 07
First of all, lets get one thing straight. I AM in management, you need to read the post again. Second of all, this is about a transfer that was agreed upon at the beginning of my employment that they have since gone back on. This isn't about a promotion. You should read carefully before you respond with such an asinine comment. The person who is going to manage the store that I was supposed to transfer to and manage is a manager from another store. If it was a promotion and someone else got it, more power to them. IF it were a woman being transferred to where I was supposed to go as agreed upon, I would still be mad as this was an agreement made months ago. I walked into a branch that was a mess and going seriously downhill and have, since I've been there, managed to clean up some of the mess and turn a positive corner with growing and collecting. The point was made to my by one of our owners this afternoon that it wouldn't be a good business decision for them to let me go to another store being that the store I am in is now making progress since I have been there. The point is, this was promised to me and then the promise was broken. I left a company where I had benefits and paid vacation to go to a company where I did not because of the promise to get me in a store that was closer to home as soon as one was available. Not ONE of those men work harder than I do. If you ask my divisional manager what his job is, he'll tell you it's to answer his phone. I spend my day chasing people around who owe this company money, and by that I do mean chasing them around by calling them until I can get ahold of them, going to visit them at home or at work, filing cases with the court, going to court dates and all that on top of marketing and trying to grow and THAT on top of daily sales and payments. I do a whole lot more than answer my phone and for that I DESERVE what was promised to me.. an opportunity to work closer to home.
@ky1119 (699)
• United States
19 Jul 07
Speakeasy, that wasn't for you by the way, I probably should have mentioned that. I am in management though. It's not a question of a promotion, it's just doing the same thing in a store closer to my house. Even if I had the money to spend on an attorney, I'm sure that it wouldn't do much good. I'm just going to look for another job and hopefully one will turn up soon. I was looking when I found this one, right? Thanks for your response.
@rubiana6 (270)
• Brazil
20 Jul 07
well, i am rather in a similar situation as you are. I am also looking for some work-in-home-possibilities, but so far without success. The only useful blog i found so far is meinfreiberuf.blogster.de, where all kind of interent possibilities without investing own money are mentioned, and updated daily.
@xkristalx (231)
• United States
19 Jul 07
That is discrimination. You should contact the ACLU. They will take care of all of the legal costs if they pick up your case. I don't see why they wouldn't though.
• United States
19 Jul 07
sorry to hear about your misfortune, and try to stay above all of it... if you keep working hard good thing will come... of course i have been working hard my whole life and i am just to the average phase of things to come hhahaha.. I hate to see anyone feel like they are not being appreciated or not being compensated for what they are worth.. 50 mile drive? thats crazy, it must cost a small fortune to keep you vehicle full of gas.. well since every one else is throwing out their link here is mine http://kenscash.blogspot.com i have been using the my powermall thing to actually save money on basic stuff, especially like eating out, they have a restaurants.com rebate deal in there that is pretty good.... a good friend of mine just got messed around in somewhat the same way abd i will name the company PITTSBURG PAINT booo to them!!!! good luck with your job ky1119