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I've had it, to the gills

This August marks 24 years I've been at the same job.

I'm up to my gills and am actually thinking about walking out.

If someone else were to organize a picket line (has been discussed seriously), I'd join it. But, barring that, I'm just about ready to walk out.

When they cut your pay 10% Five YEARS ago, when you were overdue for a raise at the time... and hire new people with zero experience, total OJT for 15% less than you're making, and hire experienced people for 15% MORE than you're making (people you have to train) ... what are you going to do?

Friggin walk out. I'm millimeters away from saying frig it.
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Been there, done that. At the same job for 17 years now on 2nd shift. I was told that I would never be put on 1st shift because I take care of everything on 2nd so why would they take me off and put a new guy who doesn't know anything in there... Punishment for being good at your job!!
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26 years working for the county at the same job. No raise for 7 years now.
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26 years working for the county at the same job. No raise for 7 years now.
You are overdue for a raise. I hope you don't have to train someone making 15% more per hour than you're makiing.

I am going to have to confront this. I may walk off. serious as a heart attack. I've had it.

There is no question that I am an asset to the company. Maybe I have to quit to wake them up.

24 years is a long time to take an employee, especially a baby boomer like us, for granted. They do.
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I have been training my supervisor for the last year. He has the ideas, I make them work.
I did get a brand new truck last week. I made the decisions on how it was set up. My boss liked my ideas and is going to incorporate them with all the trucks.
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Did I mention the new guy I'm training is making 4% more than I was 5 years ago (15% than I am now) and that I'm the company's #1 guy in the department,I'm the guru everyone comes to? Or that the new guy doesn't appear to know his ass from a hole in the ground? No, I don't guess I did.

I'm old. I haven't been unemployed since 1983. I'm ready to walk.

I'm seriously contemplating the plant manager with these observations tomorrow.

I'm prepared to quit.
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I definitely will have a conversation with my boss (plant manager) tomorrow. I will ask him to confirm the new hire's pay rate. If it is, as I suspect, 15% more than mine, I will then give the plant manager a choice. Yes, I'm at that point.

This is a big deal for me. I've been employed at this god forsaken company for almost a quarter century. You can only take so much abuse.
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NCC, Maybe it's time to do the move out west you have been wanting to do. I DO feel your pain. Sorry man.
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Just make sure you have enough nuts stored away and consider the alternative jobs in this crazy world. We shouldn't discuss politics here, so I'll just will say vote for the least corrupt person and trust that it was wise choice. Don't be loyal to any party!
You know they say to always to count to ten before making a decision. This can be your salvation in the greater scheme of things. Think about the consequences too.
I'm self employed and semi-retired so I probably don't have the credentials to advise...but I did.
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Just make sure you have enough nuts stored away and consider the alternative jobs in this crazy world. We shouldn't discuss politics here, so I'll just will say vote for the least corrupt person and trust that it was wise choice. Don't be loyal to any party!
You know they say to always to count to ten before making a decision. This can be your salvation in the greater scheme of things. Think about the consequences too.
I'm self employed and semi-retired so I probably don't have the credentials to advise...but I did.
This, Don't go off half baked. Make sure of your safety net before doing anything rash. I feel similar. They've slashed our health care bennies with an axe on top of everything else. But I'm so close to being able to retire that I can't jump ship quite yet.
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