How did I come to this?  

rm_mainevern 51M
7582 posts
8/21/2006 7:27 pm

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How did I come to this?

How did I come to this? As a 15 year veteran Internet and telecom engineer with extensive management and regulatory experience, I thought that I should be valuable enough to live comfortably. It doesn't look like it.
After losing my own business to the crushing power of Verizon, I took myself to work for a large regional ISP. They were glad to see me, they needed me, they wanted me, they promised me all these edgy projects, so I bit.
So here I am, working for less than half what I'm really worth, just scraping by, working 70+ hour weeks, and all the fancy projects are going to new hires. I'm supposed to get a money review at 6 months, I finally get it at 10 months after much complaint, it's insanely negative, and I get threatened with termination. 2 months later and suddenly things are going great and I'm getting an increase, except no details on how much or when.
Meanwhile, I havn't been able to afford a real place to live for the last 5 months, tonight I'm camped out with a sleeping bag on the floor of the tiny cheap office space I rent because I can't even afford a motel, and I'm wondering where breakfast tomorrow is coming from.
How did I come to this? Where did I go wrong?

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Roguexxx3 48M

8/22/2006 3:39 am

It wasn't anything you did.. It was the greedy, corporate assholes at verizon who dont really give a damn about the small guy. That's just one of the reasons I hate big business. They make tons of money, dont pay their employees squat and get fat off the sweat of others. They provide a cheap product and the american consumer eats it up. Don't get me started on how the american worker is getting screwed here. 30 years from now the american worker will be working for literally nothing..We'll have a new institution. Corporate Feudalism or Corporate Slavery.

rm_mainevern 51M
10197 posts
8/21/2006 8:22 pm

And I miss not having the company of my kitty here with me and that probably makes me the maddest.


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