It's kind of funny how every person in my office knows about my job situation. How? I guess it's all whispers and stuff. Here's the kicker people: I DON'T KNOW ANY MORE THAN YOU DO!
I'm just sick of explaining the little I know about it to everyone who asks me. I'm sick of worrying.
I had an "interview" yesterday and the Man told me that all they were authorized to offer was $3000 a year more than I'm currently making.
Sounds good right? No. There's this:
a) Gas to get from my house to Lenoir and back 5 days a week at $4.50 a gallon for a year: $1800.
b) My current job offers a Longevity check (Christmas Bonus) every year at about $300 for me.
c) I would be paying social security now (which I haven't been doing at my current job). Roughly $2500 a year.
d) My current job usually gives raises every year. EVERY YEAR. Guess how many "raises" the Lenoir job has gotten in the last 3 years? ONE. And that was significantly less than the raises I'm used to getting every year.
e) This sucks.
How can I negotiate for more if he's already told me he's only authorized so much?
Why can't my current job fight a little harder to keep me?
Depressed. AGAIN. Sorry.