Thursday, August 6, 2009


Usually when the DH is out of town I get into a writing frenzy. No such luck this time. We are having a deck built on our pool and the guys were at the door all day long for ice cold water. Okay, it was the least I could do, it was ninety degrees outside.

That wasn't the end of it. There were deliveries and surprise guests. Umm, I do have a day job. Not that I feel like performing that these days.

A year ago our company felt it would be a smart move to merge with another company to become a powerhouse in the IT industry. Well that company has been making pay cuts to our staff, but not their own. Morale is at an all time low. I've lost over 10% of my base salary in the last six months. With over 10 years experience I've been reduced to an entry level position. My co-worker has 22 years and he is now entry level too. How are these people determining what level we're at? They don't even do what our company does!

Pay cuts will continue until morale improves!

Oh well...I don't have the energy to look for a new job in this rotten economy so I'll stick it out and hope something good comes from all this.

On a lighter note, it's almost Friday! YAY!


  1. i feel for you, Amber. That's really rotten! Here's hoping Karma catches up with them.

  2. Hi Amber! Thrilled to find your blog and all I missed of your reads!

    I so understand too. My hubby ended up having to find another job and he was so lucky he did (he's a mechanic) but was worrying each day cuz he's low on the seniorty. But I told him its not worth to put yourself through that. Its already hard on one income but we have each other!

  3. PS I'm your first follower :) Sweet!

  4. YaY! I'm glad you found me too, Caffey! Hope you enjoy the blog.

    Thanks for your kind words.

  5. Thanks Cindy! Karma can be a bitch! :)

  6. Amber darling, you won the free download from the interview! Email me at for your copy of All She Ever Wanted. Congrats:)

  7. Woo Hoo! Sent you an email. Thanks. Can't wait to read it.

  8. Ugh! That sucks. I've had cuts recently too but not like you are mentioning. The economy is so bad but I'd venture to guess that when it improves, companies will still find a reason to keep pay low.