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Raises! (and a layoff) :-(

January 11th, 2009 at 11:00 am

Well, first the good news:

I had approached my boss at my fulltime job right before Christmas regarding my annual review. She quickly shot me down with "after my vacation". (She was out of the country for 2 weeks). I very timidly approached her this week, and after "We'll talk on Monday", she called me into her office on Thursday. We spoke about how well the past year has gone, but she very quickly changed her tune and spoke about how Medicare reimbursments are down, expenses are up, can't give raises like she used to, has to help staff at bottom of payroll, etc. I soon felt, as I smiled and nodded, that I didn't have a chance for any kind of raise. She finally sits back in her chair and says "so you tell me, what will you let me get away with?" (Ooh ooh ooh, I do have a chance!) "Is 75 cents out of the question?" She didn't even raise an eyebrow-I got my $0.75 raise just like that! (Of course, DH said I should've asked for a dollar, like I have gotten before. But with the way I first felt, I didn't want to look greedy and push my luck)

I also got paid for one shift at the hospital, and noticed it was a bit more there when I called my bank. I checked the hosptitals online paystub system and saw I got a $1.04 raise there! Unfortunately, I spoke to my dept, and no shifts available except for one on Jan. 30.

Now the bad news.

I got a phone call this morning from the restaurant that I work at. I've been laid off, hopefully just for the winter. I have worked there for 15 years! This was the money we lived on-groceries, gas, laundry, etc. This job pulled in anywhere from 400-800 a month.

Now, we don't have the hospital job going into maternity leave fund. We don't have the restaurant job to live on. So all of that has to come from my fulltime job and DH's. I wish that extra $30 a week would cover that all, but it's not going to.

So, essentially, I've gone from 3 jobs this week, to 1. I haven't worked 'just' 40 hours EVER! But I do know, that in this day, I'm lucky to have even one stable job.

We've really got to play with the budget tonight. I don't know where to cut back, and still sock away $1000 a month for leave. We're going to have a hard time just paying the minimum bills.

3 Responses to “Raises! (and a layoff) :-(”

  1. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Wow, I have never heard of a raise discussion going like that...but these are interesting and tough times. I am glad you got at least the .75 per hour. And darn...that is tough about the other jobs. THREE JOBS? That is so much...when do you have time for YOU? Perhaps this mandated break will give you and your DH an opportunity to redo the budget and figure out how you can do it and still have a little time for yourselves. My VERY best wishes to you as you work through this. Hugs.

  2. gamecock43 Says:

    enjoy the time off. plan some housing projects. Sell on ebay. There is plenty to fill your time.

  3. Koppur Says:

    I'm sorry about your layoff... Frown But the raise at the other job is fantastic. And great job for asking for what you are worth!

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