Originally Posted by Stormontheplains
I am struggling with my job, and taking it home to my family. I really am struggling to get up everyday and be happy. My job is driving me insaine and I am struggling to find a new one. Below I will list problems with my job, and I would like feedback on whether or not I am being a baby, or this job really sucks.
1.) I was hired to be general manager of a small dealership, 800k gross a year
I was to work 6 days a week from april 1 to august 1. My starting pay was 55k and bonus's.
2.) After one year the gross went up to 1.6m, units sold went from 48 to 89, net went from 105k to 385k. I was rewarded with a 4k bonus.
3.) After recieving the bonus, I was instructed to work saturdays all year long. I was told I would recieve bonus's instead of a raise.
4.) I am allowed 10 days off a year, I work now 65-70 hours per week, no benefits, and when I am off like with the birth of my son 2 weeks ago, I was taking phone calls up to the point when he came out.
5.) This year my numbers are ahead of last years by 200k and I have cut fixed expenses by 28% just by efficancy.
6.) They handed me a non-compete 2 months ago with 5k, I told them I would think about it, when I did offer to sign they told me not to worry about it, they were short of money.
7.) I cant find another job, and I feel like I am sliding into the depths of hell.
What do I do, and how do I cope with the job and be a good parent. I try my hardest with my kids but I am grouchy without even knowing it.
Sorry to ramble, but I guess this is free therapy.
I have no automotive/dealership experience to base my opinion on, but your opening sentence says it all.
The time you put in, the frustrations you inadvertently vent on your family, just doesnt sound worth it.
Surely GM experience in a sales environment can transcend to other businesses? Or are you looking to stay in your current line of work when job hunting?
Is taking a potential pay cut just to get out of there an option? Hopefully it doesnt come down to that, but the strain on family life cannot equate to any pay check IMO - certainly not for under 6 figures w/ no benefits.
IMO you arent being a baby. Your primary responsibility in life is to be a husband and father, and if you feel your 1st responsibility is being hurt by this job you have every right to want to make a change.
This might seem a bit spooky...but have you considered taking a PT evening job so you can keep your days free to job hunt? Sounds tough to find a new job if you spend 60+ hours working. How do you have time to properly job hunt/interview?
I dont blame you for wanting to get out of there. Sure your monthly budget might suffer a bit, but seems like you and your family would be happier.
Hard financial times come and go, but with a new baby at home....you cant revisit that later in life.