Yeah. I am still around. I have been in an annoyed/pissed off mood for the past few weeks. Even the smallest things have been setting me off. And, I know the root cause.
I have a secondary job that pays me a little bit each month. Bad thing is that this job is salaried, so they can throw a extra work at me and I don’t make any more money. The situation has been this way for a years and I have not worried about it too much … until the last year and a half. During this time the work load has been steadily increasing. I am seriously tired of it. I know what you are going to say … “Ask for more money!” Unfortunately, that won’t work. The party line for years has been “We know we can’t pay you what you’re worth.” Well, I think they can. In the past few years this client has taken on two new full time employees (and countless contract labor). They can’t “pay me what I am worth,” yet they can hire in two new positions that are making at least three times my salary. Priorities, I guess? Needless to say, I am tired of being overworked/underpaid and it’s got me in a foul mood.
What’s the answer? Quit. Which is easier said than done. The (little bit of) extra money is nice and I can do this work when I have time (there are no set hours). If I got another job to make up the money, it would probably be a nights and/or weekends kind of thing and I don’t really want to do that either. Maybe I just need to jump off the cliff and quit and then figure out what to do.