Promoted to Controller, again

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David received this beautiful poinsettia for FREE at Sack n Save, using his Rewards card.  It goes well with our silk rug from India, doesn’t it?

Speaking of David, his boss wanted him to order new business cards for the staff.  Since he had been demoted from controller to accountant in 2010, David asked M what his title should be.  M said David could call himself controller, again.

Whoa!  As good as this is, what about restoring my husband’s salary?  When he was demoted, his salary was cut by $23,000.  Since then, $5,000 has been restored.  We are praying that the full amount will be restored, but we are not holding our breath.

M seems to realize that he made a mistake by demoting David and hiring Z to replace him as controller.  As it turned out, Z was grossly incapable of doing the job, as his degree was in finance, not accounting.  Z resigned six months after being hired.  Meanwhile, David has been doing all the work of a controller, but without compensation.

Still, David is grateful he is employed.  So many of his high school classmates can’t find work and have had to apply for SS benefits at age 62, the minimum age when one can qualify.

Yes, we both are grateful that David is employed, because the perks are so good.  He gets free family health insurance, free parking, 4 weeks vacation, anniversary holiday, birthday holiday, paid sick leave, and profit sharing.  A controller’s salary would be welcome, though!

12 Responses to “Promoted to Controller, again”

  1. R.J. Says:

    Did you sneak into my living room overnight and snap that photo? I have a table and rug very much like yours along with the light leather couches. I did a double take when I saw the photo. It is a beautiful rug. Congrats to David.

  2. Christine Says:

    Congrats to David. Yes, a steady job is so valuable these days, but I understand your frustration…it’s unfair.

  3. Jeanie Says:

    It doesn’t seem fair that David has the title but is not paid for the job he does, but, as you said, at least he has the job.

  4. SchmidleysScribbling Says:

    Keeping my fingers crossed for David. My David was demoted and then promoted three times to the same level. He had a drinking problem and his boss was trying to make a point, I guess. The good news is that David finally got sober.

    The other thing that seems to affect promotions is age bias. Sounds to me as if David experienced a bit of that. Again…good luck. Dianne

  5. DJan Says:

    Congratulations to David for at least getting recognized for the job he has been doing all along. I agree that proper compensation would be appropriate. Here’s hoping!

  6. kavita saharia Says:

    Congratulations to both of you. I am extremely happy to hear this great news. Good luck for the compensation.Have a lovely Sunday.
    That plant looks pretty.

  7. denise Says:

    A real pretty photo Gigi. Congratulations to David for getting his title back. Finally the boss figured the jewel he had all the time!

  8. Linda Reeder Says:

    David stuck it out, and it is paying off. Good for him.

  9. Ana Says:

    Although things have been hard, I am glad he has the Comptroller position back! Like you said, we are all happy to have a job, even though companies have been taking advantage of our current economic situation.

  10. Kay's Musings Says:

    Congratulations! I certainly hope his salary is restored as well, but this is a step in the right direction. Yae!

  11. palolo Says:

    You are lucky to have a husband like David.

  12. Grannymar Says:

    The poinsettia looks very much at home on your coffee table. Congratulations to David for getting his title back, fingers crossed that the geld follows..

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