Corporate Gig Warning
Just finished a pretty rough week. Well, actually most weeks have been pretty rough lately.
Today being Friday though, my mood did improve. I smiled, I laughed….I did a great job of faking it today!!! Payday is 10 days away!
I wanted to write a quick post to warn people. Corporate america is very cut throat. It’s all about numbers. We just started our new budget season. Sales are down, which means there will be people cuts. I know for a fact there will be cuts because I’m close to the numbers.
It’s a reason why I’m more determined than ever to hit FI. Yes, it might take 15 years, but there’s no way we can be fifty trusting we will still have jobs.
Companies are no longer loyal. Plus, you are expected to do more with less.
There are days where I want to tell my 20 year brother about how horrible it is. But I have to be careful not to strip him of his motivation.
I’m already encouraging him to save money and learn how to manage a budget.
On another note, I have spoken with 3 soon to be dads in the past week. When they mentioned they will soon be going on paternity leave, I asked when they will be back. Our company’s paternity policy is two months if you will provide 50% of the care. If you will provide less, it’s 2 weeks. It’s basically a technicality for when both parents work for the parents. One parent has to declare primary, and the second parent, secondary. In my department, 3 dads have taken the 2 months in the past year. I encouraged all of them to take the 2 months. After all, I’m a proponent of equal parenting.
All 3 dads said they were taking 2 weeks. They are afraid to take more than 2 weeks for fear of losing their job.