I can't be the only one.
I was a barn manager. I came the closest to loving my job at the job. I liked it but the upper management (the owner) was a bit nutters. She would plan her day but not tell anyone else what her plans were then get mad when horses weren't where she wanted them. She was notorious for calling an hour before PM feed to assign a 3 hour chore - PM feed is supposed to be the last task of the day and she didn't pay overtime. She kept insisting my horse was lame and after spending close to $1,000, no one sees this lameness that she sees. I think she just didn't like my horse.
They didn't cover my insurance and hubby's job did employees only because of govt cuts. All I brought home was about $1000 a month after taxes. $200 of that went into insurance, then I still had to pay for gas - which was around $4/gallon then - another $2-300 per month. I paid our car insurance, cell phone bill and bought groceries. There went all of my money! I couldn't contribute to rent or anything else. I couldn't even buy a soda from the gas station without a good think! Hubby makes good money so "didnt mind" and gave me cash when I needed it but I simply couldn't afford to work at the barn anymore. Between the low income and a slew of broken promises, it was time to go.
I did the unthinkable - I got an office job! My salary is now "normal".
I was able to afford taking on a truck payment (car was dying) and buy a trailer. I can buy new things for my horse when I need it and can contribute to the household.
I've been here almost 3 months and I hate it. The industry I work in is just so....empty? Irrelevant? I work for a fixture manufacturer. Most of my coworkers are all stressed out and are at the office for super long hours. Why? They tool around until lunch, go to lunch late, then try to cram in work at the end of the day and end up staying. Not me -- I do my stuff, go to the gym then see my poneh. They gossip almost all day and pay more attention to shoes and clothes instead of doing work! Management does it too which is why they don't get in trouble.
I think I would be happier if I had a job that was somehow related to horses. I loved the barn work but it doesn't pay beans so I need a horse industry desk job. No idea of there's any around me or how to find one :(
Anyone else thinks their jobs sucks?
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