I am a SLAVE...

@Shavkat (137340)
Philippines
September 30, 2021 7:46am CST
...in my company literally. Since the company lessened my rate by 2%, I am feeling like a slave working with them. I was so dismayed hunting for a new job lately. They have so many flaws that are unacceptable for me. Giving up is not an option for me now. Have you ever felt like a slave deep inside? Image Credit: encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
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• Cuddalore, India
30 Sep 21
Man 2% is not a big deal in this pandemic situation. Do you know how many of them have lost their jobs? Many companies have reduced the salary to 50 to 80%. I too lost my job. Actually you're lucky. Learn new skills and so you can get pay hike. All the best. Take care.
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@Shavkat (137340)
• Philippines
1 Oct 21
That's why I am still lucky to have this kind of job. Regardless, I am still hunting for a new job.
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@Shavkat (137340)
• Philippines
1 Oct 21
@Lignitecityabishek96 Thanks for your encouragement. I need that.
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• Cuddalore, India
1 Oct 21
@Shavkat Keep hunting. You will get a good job soon. All the best.
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@louievill (28851)
• Philippines
30 Sep 21
You seem to not love your job anymore from your posts, perhaps you should try to put up your own small business where you are the boss develop it slowly until such time that it's earning enough for you to decouple from the job you hate ( just a suggestion)
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@topffer (42156)
• France
30 Sep 21
I noticed that since the covid came many more people want to have their own business, it is a good suggestion.
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@louievill (28851)
• Philippines
30 Sep 21
@topffer a lot of people discovered their real talents and interests I guess during the hard lockdowns and being away from the office and their natural daily routines made a lot of people realize that they are worth much much more if they put their time, effort and talents for themselves rather than for somebody else. The pandemic also forcibly plucked people away from their comfort zones and made them realize that there is no such thing as job security even if you are employed in a well established and lucrative company so there was or is still an urge to put things in their own hands where they had more control in an unforeseen and uncontrollable situation. I already forsaw what I'm saying decades before the pandemic
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@Shavkat (137340)
• Philippines
1 Oct 21
@louievill I like your suggestion. I would love to have my own business. However, it is not the right time because of our current situation.
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@cherigucchi (14876)
• Philippines
30 Sep 21
I am so sorry to hear that. Yes I do sometimes feel that whenever the BIG BOSS entrusts me all the work.
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@Shavkat (137340)
• Philippines
30 Sep 21
I do not like that, too. Sometimes some bosses are so arrogant when it comes to this point.
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@cherigucchi (14876)
• Philippines
2 Oct 21
@Shavkat Are you talking about my BOSS?
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@Shavkat (137340)
• Philippines
4 Oct 21
@cherigucchi Both of our bosses.
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@DaddyEvil (137239)
• United States
3 Oct 21
I'm so sorry... I was hoping you'd find something else quickly.
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@Shavkat (137340)
• Philippines
3 Oct 21
I hope so. The companies that I applied for are so tight with their requirements.
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@Shavkat (137340)
• Philippines
4 Oct 21
@DaddyEvil That's quite nerve-racking for the employees.
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@DaddyEvil (137239)
• United States
3 Oct 21
@Shavkat I understand. I'm waiting until the first of December to put in applications because companies will be looking for people to cover Christmas rush. They normally keep good employees after Christmas.
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
1 Oct 21
Why did they lower your rate?
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@Shavkat (137340)
• Philippines
1 Oct 21
It's a long story. I took a long vacation due to sickness. Then, when I came back, they just lowered my rate, despite the medical certificates and all.
@nela13 (55887)
• Portugal
1 Oct 21
I understand you, but it is better to have that salary than none.
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@Shavkat (137340)
• Philippines
2 Oct 21
Don't be worried. I am still trying to figure out what to do next.
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@Shavkat (137340)
• Philippines
2 Oct 21
@nela13 Thank you.
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@nela13 (55887)
• Portugal
2 Oct 21
@Shavkat good luck.
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@Nawsheen (28643)
• Mauritius
30 Sep 21
I totally understand you. Before that I took up this new job, I was given a job description. However, I have been entrusted with higher responsibility at the same pay. Since last year, I have been looking for another job. But it's really hard now to find a decent job. I hope that one day I will get my dream job
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@Shavkat (137340)
• Philippines
2 Oct 21
I can relate to you with this concern. It is really a struggle to be in this situation now. I hope I can able to find a replacement soon or rather the soonest.
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@topffer (42156)
• France
30 Sep 21
Yes, long ago, when I was doing students small jobs, but I knew that it would not last long, and I was not hesitating to change.
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@Shavkat (137340)
• Philippines
2 Oct 21
I can do this before the pandemic. Now, it is a bit struggle.
@rebelann (111926)
• El Paso, Texas
30 Sep 21
Yes, for 40 years. I worked for low wages and had to do exactly as I was told even when I thought they were wrong. It's always about the person who signs the paycheck.
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@Shavkat (137340)
• Philippines
1 Oct 21
That's the sad part and exactly what I am feeling right now. It seems like they do not value my service with them through the years.
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@prashu228 (37525)
• India
30 Sep 21
yes ..i do..felt like salve..in one of my job... It's terrible feeling...
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@Shavkat (137340)
• Philippines
2 Oct 21
I am glad that you can dig into my current situation now.
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• China
30 Sep 21
Yes, I once had this feeling. 12 years ago, I had two jobs, working 12 hours a day, and even night shift,
@Shavkat (137340)
• Philippines
30 Sep 21
It sounds like you are a hard worker.
• China
30 Sep 21
@Shavkat Yes, I've been in this job for two years.Then I went to Beijing, which is the capital of China. There are more and better job opportunities in Beijing, and the environment is more suitable for my growth. I can work eight hours a day, I can have weekends, I can enjoy five kinds of insurance benefits, I can have legal holidays, and my life is getting better and better.
@Shavkat (137340)
• Philippines
1 Oct 21
@zhangxueying Yes, I know Beijing. I heard there are so many opportunities there. I am so familiar with your country because I had worked in Guangdong province and Hong Kong before.
• China
30 Sep 21
The present situation is not a good time to change jobs,Many companies are downsizing
@Shavkat (137340)
• Philippines
30 Sep 21
I do agree with that. I will resign if I found a new one.