Good luck, honey!

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Hawaiian palm trees and a small island offshore.

What Congress does at this time will not affect David and his company much, as he works in the private sector that has nothing to do with the government.  His job is secure for now.

In fact, David has asked for a pay raise, since the general manager was demoted to consultant, freeing up more cash.  David and his boss had preliminary talks yesterday and will discuss it some more today.

The sticky point is that my husband is being asked to work more hours in exchange for more money, but he is balking.  After all, he already works from 7 am to 5:30 pm Monday-Thursday and from 7 am to 7 pm on Friday.  He is very productive as it is.

I hope David prevails.  Wouldn’t that be wonderful?  Remember that he was demoted from comptroller to accountant, suffered a $23,000 pay cut, and then was promoted back to comptroller again.  Now he wants his salary restored.

Let’s all cross our fingers and pray!  Good luck, honey!

15 Responses to “Good luck, honey!”

  1. SchmidleysScribbling Says:

    When I went from the private sector to the government my salary dropped by 30%. I worked fewer hours but it was worth it. You can’t get back the time you lose, but you can find ways to reduce costs at home.

    David could have serious health issues if he increases what appears to be a very demanding schedule. Dianne (who suffered a heart attack and stroke at work)

  2. DJan Says:

    I hope David prevails, without having to work longer hours than he already does! Good luck to both of you! 🙂

  3. R.Ramakrishnan Says:

    It is only fair to expect a fair salary for the job done. Good luck to David & lets hope he succeeds in convincing the boss !

  4. Christine Says:

    no chance of finding another job that treats him more fairly? It may be worth calling their bluff.

  5. L...w Says:

    Hope David gets his salary restored. I dont understand how they can desire his title without a raise. Some company!!

  6. Kay's Musings Says:

    I’ve got all my fingers and toes crossed too!

  7. Suzanne Says:

    Good luck indeed!

  8. Denise Says:

    I hope everything goes well Gigi and that David gets his salary restored. There is no loyalty from the employer to the employee where money is concerned, and David has shown them great loyalty by being dedicated and hard working. Shame on them if they don’t come through with that raise, especially if they have the money now. Keeping my fingers crossed for you both.

  9. Ruprekha Says:

    I hope, cross my fingers and pray for both of you gigi. Hope David does prevail.

  10. LC Says:

    Yes, I am praying. i find it amazing that more hours are a condition. Employees need reasonable time to recharge.

  11. Cathy Says:

    How soon before he receives an answer Gigi? Those are very demanding work hours – surely they wouldn’t expect him to be available for even more. Sometimes the private sector forgets about the idea of a fair days pay for a fair days work and time at home with their families that so many men fought for years ago.
    Take care

  12. Linda Reeder Says:

    David already puts in too many hours a week. That’s not healthy. I hope he gets at least some of his salary back.

  13. The Laughing Housewife Says:

    Fingers crossed for him. But he really shouldn’t work any more hours.

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