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Make it right, and be on time!
I work for a drywall company. The company does very well and the people here make it happen without the need for more than an 8 hour day. Bonuses come 2x a year, profit sharing and 401k match annually, time off when needed, including several weeks vacation. The only down side to working here is... be on time. After two years here I was yelled at for my half hour lateness arriving to work for more than 2 years. I was used to being able to have the flexibility in the morning if the job was done. My advice, the job is never done, be on time, and for god's sake... double check everything. The most important objective of communication for an accountant is the accuracy in his or her reporting's. If the reader finds errors in your work, is the same as saying they have found errors in you. 14 Years as a Controller and I still can get it right, but they keep me around... go figure! I am actually blogging this instead of working. Ha!
If you are not being paid fairly GET OUT!!! It isn't going to change.
I don't think I am being paid fairly due to the amount of education I have and the job functions that I perform. I have a MBA in accounting, but I am not allowed to even see the online/realtime bank statement, or make any decisions in the office but I am the Office/Accounting Manager. I don't have any authority to fire employees but I am part of the HR department. Everything that I do has to be explained to the owner in 2 year old terms because he has the mental capacity of a five year old. I am not allowed to write "stiff" collection letters to customers who don't pay, but he still complains that they don't pay. I do ALL the book keeping for the company and some for the old company but am not being compensated for it. I am the Owner/Operator assistant but I am more or less his lackey due to the idea he has of women. I see much bias, especially for the children of the owner...they are allowed to get tuition reimbursement, but I cannot. Plus the only benefits I have are 1 weeks paid vacation a year...that's IT. No medical/dental/401K nothing. I have to pay my insurance out of pocket through a completely different company. This place is a joke.
I believe there needs to be more balance in employees lives. Rather than expecting employees to work 50+ hours per week on a regular basis. The idea to an assistant controller that this is acceptable is crazy. This is why people get burned out and overloaded with their job, and ultimately leave the company. Most of us have families, and work is not worth sacrificing a relationship and time with families, as well personal time for the employees.
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