Shoeaholic No More



July 2014



Accelerating Plans: New Employment

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5126107002_84363b4f74_zIt’s not a huge secret around here that I’m not really enjoying my full-time job. Afterall, I disclosed in my 5 year plan that I want to quit my job to pursue my passions and move to a different location.

My original plan was to wait to quit my job and accomplish the move until my debts were pretty much gone and I could afford to move straight into my dream tiny house. Well, these plans may be accelerated a bit.

Back in March, my office announced that they would be hiring for additional people to basically do the same thing I’m doing with the option to move up within the company as experience is gained. At that point, I’d been here nearly 2 years, working in both industries that my office serves (lending and insurance).

I approached my supervisor to find out if I would be moving up when new people were hired or how my duties might be changing. I was told that my duties would not be changing and that the 2Β newbies would be on my same level within the lending area and they were considering adding 1 person to the insurance staff as well.

Fast forward to May, the 2 new lending staff members have started. One of them came in with some experience, which I respect since I came into the office straight from college with no “real world” lending experience. The other is a classmate of mine from high school who took 5 years to finish her 4 year degree, compared to my 3 years to complete a 4 year degree. She, like me, started right after college graduation.

Since then, I’ve found out that these two new employees are receiving additional benefits above what I am, better job titles, and a higher pay grade. WHAT?! I can understand the one with experience being granted some of these privileges, but the one straight out of college? This is what upsets me!

Along with this situation, there are several ethical issues I’ve run into over the past two years of working here that don’t match with my morals. It makes it difficult to have respect for my supervisor, our president, the board of directors, and the institution. Because of the situation laid out above and the other ethical issues (which I won’t get into), I have started seeking a new job.

I am looking in my current location and the nearby, surrounding area so I wouldn’t have to move just yet, but career opportunities here are limited. I live in a small ag-centered community and not many jobs pay as well or provide benefits similar to my current employer. It is making things difficult. Thus, I have expanded my search to the location that I’d ideally like to move to in the next few years anyhow.

Another slight challenge, I haven’t told my family that I’m seeking different employment yet, nor have I told anyone other than my BFF. I certainly don’t want it to get back to my employer since it could cause my termination before I have something else lined up.

As I find out more and have news, I will be sure to update you all on what happens next!

What do you think about my situation? Would you be upset enough to seek new employment?

Photo courtesy of: plantoo47

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Kayla is a mid-20s single girl living in the Midwest, USA. She is focused on paying off her consumer and student loans, while simplifying her life and closet. You can join her on her journey at ShoeaholicNoMore or follow her on Twitter.


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