Mom was off Friday because they were fixing that daylight saving thing. She's actually supposed to be off every other Friday and this would have been one of them. Since they decided they need to save money in every department they 'laid off' lots of people. That means that they took other peoples work and spread it around to the people that were left. Mom is doing 2 jobs and sharing the responsibilities of another. Everyone is doing more work and staying longer hours and working Saturdays and stuff. That brings us to her "day off". She was off Friday because they took down all the servers. She was suppose to be off today because she already worked 45 hours this week. Well, her bosses boss called her this morning at 7:30 and asked her why she wasn't there! It's freekin Saturday, it's 7:30 in the morning and he says she's absent and didn't call in or nothing. She told him this and he said "well, year end is happening in 3 weeks and she needs to do a bunch of stuff before they can turn their numbers in to corporate!" She went to work, she didn't even comb her hair or anything, just put on clothes and went. Then he had the nerve to ask her what happened to her! She didn't get a real raise this year either, they didn't give raises at all to people who didn't take on lots of extra work and would rather be home with their families! Now, one of the things she just processed was bonuses for the executives! Only 10% of the regular employees got a pittance of a salary increase, they laid off a whole big bunch of people because they said they weren't making enough money to keep the business going and yet the exec's are all getting year end bonuses, and the smallest one she did was for $15,000.00! Mom asked for a meeting with the head of the department and she got that, at 6:00 tonight she met with him and told him what she thinks of the way they are treating the employees, he told her, basically, that this is just the way it is and if she doesn't like it she can always leave.
She came home really mad and started talking to daddy about quiting and he said "oh, I didn't realize it was that bad". Is he deaf and blind? So, anyway, he never answered her about quiting now and finding another job. Daddy is kinda selfish with his money, he rarely ever pays for anything. Mom buys the groceries, pays for our insurance and vet bills and gives dad a little more than half the household expenses every month. She also pays her own bills and insurance and stuff. This was fine as dad saves for their retirement and she liked that idea, but now her job is making her physically ill. The stress is bad and the environment there is bad and the building has always made her alergies go wonky, she even got a lung infection last year from all the mold in the building. Where she works is a bad neighborhood too, one person quit last summer because his car got shot while he was driving home, he was only two blocks from work. Mom is worried because dad didn't say that he would pay bills until she gets another job. She doesn't know what to do now, she's tired and doesn't want to go back. She wants to go in Monday and get her stuff and tell them she's never coming back there but she worries that dad won't pay her bills like her car insurance and credit card and student loan or nothing! It's not that he doesn't have the money, he can pay for it all and still have money left, it's just that he's always been what mom calls spoiled on account of she always made more money than him and paid more of the stuff around here. Thanks for letting me rant, I hafta go lay on mom now so she stops crying.