Sailboat and humans in Hawaiian waters at sunset.
Well, I guess you all are dying to know what happened yesterday. The salary negotiations between David and his boss have come to a standstill.
“It is bad timing,” his boss said. “Wait until our financing comes through and we are able to move into our new building.”
So, David has decided to be patient and bide his time. All is not lost. He still has a job, and he gets to come home at 6 pm on most nights to dine with me.
If you have ever had a job, you probably realize that it is not the task, itself, that is difficult. It is the people you have to deal with that makes the job difficult. Everybody has a unique personality. Some people are likeable, while others are irritating or annoying. How you relate to them determines whether you are stressed out or not. Sometimes, there is so much interpersonal conflict at work that you are forced to resign for health reasons or you are fired for your inability to get along.
So far so good. David has worked at his present job for almost 20 years with no end in sight. His salary is not that great, but the benefits are superior. How can you beat an excellent profit sharing plan, free family health insurance, free parking, and 22 days vacation? Plus his own air conditioned office?
There are pros and cons to any job. Kudos to my husband for looking at the bright side. He has seen his co-workers being fired left and right, but he still has a job. ‘Nuff said.