I had a pretty good job, working in metal fabrication. I was doing drafting, and project management/scheduling. The owner of the company would be better suited to running a sweat shop or something. He would daily verbally bash his staff. Being in the office, I had to listen to this regularly. I have never never heard someone treat and talk to his staff this way before. He was attacking me, calling me down, accusing me of not doing my job, not working hard enough (I was working 50-60 hours a week). I let the verbal abuse slide as much as possible. I would go home at the end of the day and my wife could see the pain in my face from listening to him. I am a type of person that holds strong values, is highly opposed to classifying people and strongly feels that EVERYONE deserves to be treated with respect. Listening to my co workers getting verbally abused every day, getting verbally abused myself, was hard to deal with. I had thought I would stay with the job until I could find a good employer. I have quite smoking, a goal I wanted to achieve before my 3rd child was born. Consequently I was edgy for about a week. When the boss started bashing my co workers by email, I got mad and fired some words back. Basically the truth, your an A$% and half the workers want to find another job because of his treatment of his workers. He had set me up to fail basically because he wanted me to help change his company, to help them grow. Part of this rant I sent to him said that if he would treat people better that he might have a chance of improving the poor attitude that exists there and consequently reduce his turnover, which would help to improve his business. He was soooo mad at me, he fired me a day before my baby was born. So now, we have no income, a brand new baby at home and a looming mortgage.....I know loads of families are struggling these days, so we are not alone. It just really bothers me, it seems the world is set up for bad people. This is not the first time I have been burned by someone. It seems like these people continue to get ahead in life and 'nice guys' like me get stepped on. It really sucks! I just want to care for my family and I want to be able to have these values and not be knocked down, because I am too nice.
On the side, I have been doing Internet Marketing for a number of years. I have made a bit here and a bit there, but nothing significant. Right now, I need so badly to inject a few thousand into our finances, so we don't lose our home. Can anyone share a method, that really works, that can accomplish this?
Feels better to get this out!