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Charles
Charles

Corporate Circus Arts Entertainer
Location: Auckland
Member Since: 27th Jun 2001
Total posts: 3989
Posted:Ok.

No-one likes their job right? No-one feels appreciated? Their job stinks, and we all wish we could go back to full-time performing like before their son was born 5 months ago... (well, maybe thats just me).

So my job has been full of lots of stress, a large portion it due to incompetant people whom I have had to depend on for commission who can't get their sh*t together, as well as all the standard stuff, none appreciates my work, support from management is non-existant, and the money earned without the commission is less thna i need ot provide for my family.

so, LEAVE, all my friends have been saying. So I re-do my CV, apply to about 1/2 dozen jobs, get 6 interviews and THEN I write a complaint about my situation to management, complete with a list of what I think needs changing NOW and how they have been cheating me out of thousands of dollars of commission.

But, of course, I'm still looking at other jobs.

So I have two meetings with my nmanager and we discuss the issues, with her pretty much agreeing with me about almost everything! (Yikes, that was unexpected)

Then, last Wednesday, we had a third an dfinal meeting, and me with 3 job interviews, one at lunchtime and two after work.


They offered me a proposed solution...

1. A higher customer service portion to my job as requested when I started 6 months ago.

2. An extra $3 an hour wage increase (yahoo!)

3. A considerable lump sum payment as an apology for the lack of income and to help out my current situation.

4. A change to the commission structure where i get some rewards regardless of how the stupid people I depend upon mess things up.

5. A new person to come on board and work directly with me to sort out a lot of these issues.


So I promptly cancelled my job interviews, rang my beautiful wife at home and actually feel truly appreciated at work now.

Plus it's coming up to XMas and I have performing work coming out of my ears! I might even be able to buy that Nimbus Extreme Unicycle I've had my eye on despairingly for a while.


Sometimes life throws you a curveball, and you just smash it right out of the stadium!


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PK_
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Member Since: 20th Dec 2001
Total posts: 4991
Posted:quote:Originally posted by Charles:
I might even be able to buy that Nimbus Extreme Unicycle I've had my eye on despairingly for a while.well dude congratulations.

most certainly glad the priority spending is in order.lol

runs off to unicycle dot com to dream of crimbo pressie for myself


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In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

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onewheeldave
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Location: sheffield
Member Since: 28th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3252
Posted:quote:Originally posted by Charles:
I might even be able to buy that Nimbus Extreme Unicycle I've had my eye on despairingly for a while.


Good choice.

I ride a Nimbus 24x3 muni.

And congrats on standing up for yourself with the job.


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But you can make the Bastard work for it."

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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:charles mate that is FANTASTIC news mate. see that's the kinda hard luck story i want to hear - resolved before i can open my mouth! (not that other problems are less important)

a job aint everythink in life, but it sure is important to not let it gets in the way of your face looking like this guy over here -->

kudos to you for standing up for yourself and scoring a gig-o-rama!


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woodnymph
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Location: london,uk
Member Since: 14th Sep 2003
Total posts: 313
Posted:Congratulations....amazing story,sometimes it pays to speak up!You brave person,you.

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Gidg
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Posted:Charles, this is great news. It also proves that one person can make a difference and that speaking up can be a good thing. But it is also a good thing to have that backup plan incase in backfires.



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Dom
Dom

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Location: Bristol, UK
Member Since: 19th Dec 2001
Total posts: 3009
Posted:quote: Plus it's coming up to XMas and I have performing work coming out of my ears! I might even be able to buy that Nimbus Extreme Unicycle I've had my eye on despairingly for a while.
It's not for your son is it?


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telic
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Member Since: 26th Jun 2003
Total posts: 940
Posted:Goes to show that if you actually try to help yourself out of a bad situation, you succeed!

E pluribus unum, baby.

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Rozi
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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 11th Jan 2002
Total posts: 2996
Posted:fantastic news kiddo. Well done.

And enjoy your unicycle!!!


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Charles
Charles

Corporate Circus Arts Entertainer
Location: Auckland
Member Since: 27th Jun 2001
Total posts: 3989
Posted:Dom...no it's not for Yaqub, there are smaller kid sized ones you can get though... :-)

We'll have to see if I really can afford it just yet, as I've got lots of bills and Credit Cards and savings and stuff to do first...but it's a lot more likely now than it was a week ago!


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