The holidays have been hard work this year, hard but enjoyable. It’s been different from the others but in the right direction. Being able to see my sister more and having them actually over for dinner, that is amazing in itself. But being away from my older nephew has been difficult, he’s my dude as I call him. I found out today that I will be able to pick him up and have him for the week after Christmas, I can’t wait to catch up with him.
So most things are going right this holiday season and I’ve enjoyed the changes. It seems as though my employer didn’t think I should have such a nice one and they decided to let me go. I know why they did, we (myself and other employees) had been noticing people disappear while more and more people were hired on to an outsourced company they brought on a while back. They told us not to worry, that this company was just to help with the overflow but they started making them supervisors and bringing them on as normal working hours. So it was clear to see what was happening. People that had been working for them for years were silently disappearing and no one was saying anything about it.
We all know that it’s cheaper for companies to hire outside of the US. It’s even more cost effective when they hire a company that has their own employees, this way they don’t have to provide health insurance or any benefits to those employees. So little by little this company is removing it’s US based employees and using cheaper labor outside. I can only say that you get what you pay for as I would feel embarrassed many times by what the customer told me and by what I would hear on the recorded call from the prior agent, it was horrible, like placing 5 year olds on the phone to help customers.
It’s okay, not exactly the timing that I was wanting but I had always said that this job was just so that I could move my family. It took longer to move my family but we made it here and I guess this is the Universes way of kicking me in the butt to get a brick and mortar job now. My sister said the same thing when I told her what happened. No it’s not ethical how they did it and are still doing it to other US employees. I know they’re wrong and so do they, they way they want to give me two weeks pay as a severance but in order to get that, I have to sign a document that says I won’t talk about it in any way. That just shows me how right I am in knowing what they’re doing.
I’ve already placed my resume out onto several websites and am on top of the daily search. I haven’t much when it comes to office clothing but I can make it happen with a little bit. It will be nice to have coworkers in a face to face environment. It’s what we had planned on, just not this way I guess.
Funny how you wish for something and picture in your mind how it should go but then it goes in a completely opposite direction before getting you to the outcome that you were looking for in the first place. I can’t say that I’m not nervous but I’m not in a panic either. Maybe that’s a bit of faith stepping in because of everything working out so far.
I am thankful for what we have and for what we have been given in life. The future, I’m not sure what it holds but there has to be something good on the horizon. I’m not a proud person, I’ll do whatever needs to be done in order to support my family, maybe that’s why I haven’t panicked yet.
Do I want karma to happen to this company? Yes in a way for what they’re doing to honest hard-working individuals. These workers have families but one by one as they disappear, it shows just how they don’t care.
I have 21 days to decide if I will sign that paper, the one that gets me two weeks pay and the one that says I can’t talk to anyone about what’s happened. I hope I don’t need to sign it because I don’t want to. I’ve never asked anyone to “hush” about anything that I’ve done and that is due to me being honest and if I’ve messed up then by all means, I fess up to it. So to be told that I have to be quiet about a company doing something that they know is not right, that doesn’t sit well with me.
One day at a time, pretty sure that I’ve said it before in my posts before so that’s exactly what I’m doing . Let’s see where this takes us, hopefully it’s the direction that I’m supposed to be going and hopefully better.