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Into The Future With Frustration

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Posted 01-20-2011 at 07:23 AM by caninemom3
Tags dog, jobs, tricks

I am a medical transcriptionist by occupation. This whole month has been a nightmare. Typically work tends to slack off and there are perhaps some slow periods but always by this time in January things have always picked up. Not so this year. I have been with my current company 3-1/2 years. Ever since the 1st of January, there has literally been NO WORK. If I were being paid an hourly wage I would not be this worried. However, I get paid PER LINE. This means that if I don't type there is NO MONEY.

What has happened ?? The company is not being forthcoming, this I know for sure.

I have taken a job with a new company and am both excited and scared. If anything changes in my life I tend to greet it with a combination of those two emotions. Excited because it is still doing transcription at home, it is more money. Scared because I have never worked for this company before and the first pay period will probably be based on minimum wage because it is considered the training period. I don't know about anywhere else but minimum wage in Ohio I believe is $7.40 an hour. At my present job when there is work I make approximately $11.81 an hour. Quite a difference.

Still, I know that this change is necessary. Not only for financial reasons but for piece of mind. I am so nervous and frazzled from digging for work. I swear my hair has gotten grayer by the second. We also owe a very healthy veterinarian bill after having lost 2 kitties within a month of each other both of whom required extensive testing and hospitalizations.

They are worth a million times more than the bill. In fact, they are irreplaceable. I miss them more than I could ever express and all I have left is a massive bill.

Eventually I know things will settle down. I will get "into the groove" so to speak with the new job, produce as I always have and make more money. Leaving one job and starting another is really hard at any time but particularly when you are as old a dog as I am. New tricks are just not that easy to learn.

I will persevere, however. After all, what choice do I have ?? I can't stay with this company. We will be bankrupt again if I do.

I just hope and pray God has my back on this one because as for me, I am flying by the proverbial seat of my pants these days.
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  1. Old Comment
    xmas365's Avatar
    Louanne,

    I know what you mean about leaving a job for another, you have a "comfort level" in the old company and that is understandable. I have been with my company for ten years I have accrued weeks of vacation time, personal time, etc... I have looked elsewhere but leaving scares me because I would lose everything I have earned. You will be fine and do great for the new company, you care about doing a good job and that shows, they will see it right away I am sure.
    Posted 01-20-2011 at 09:23 AM by xmas365 xmas365 is online now
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    MerryBells's Avatar
    Congratulations on your new job, and keep your chin up! I remember the 'new job nerves' from when I started my current job. It was nearly 20 years ago, and I really took the job out of desperation. After a rough start, things worked out very well. I've come to think that new jobs are always rough at first, till you get to know the people and the routines, but I know you'll get into the swing of things before long. Good luck to you!
    Posted 01-20-2011 at 11:02 AM by MerryBells MerryBells is offline
 



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