Senator Chris Murphy asking his fellow senators why they run for Senate if they aren't trying to help people
Edit: Wow. I know people always say this… but I didn’t know this would get so much attention. Thank you for your awards and advice. I sincerely appreciate the outpouring of well wishes and I will pass them along to her. For those who don’t believe the story I posted more details on some comments.
Another fun detail about the old workplace: I think one of the final straws this year was the boss hired his constantly-relapsing-into-drug-addiction-and-totaling-cars grown man of a son onto the company in order to teach him financial responsibility. The son is very stupid and has no experience. Boss man told my mom it was now an additional job responsibility to teach the son how to work at the company. Whatever he was paying his son he could have given my mom as a raise but he chose to keep it in his stupid, stupid family. POS.
My mom has worked for a small construction company for like 10 years and hasn’t gotten any raise other than the occasional large bonus. She asked and her boss said no even though he’s personally filthy rich and she keeps the company afloat.
She just applied to a larger construction company and with her amazing experience, even though she lacked the educational prerequisites, she blew through all 3 interviews and already has a job offer within a couple weeks of beginning her search.
The new company offered her much more than she even asked for: twice her current salary. 50k to 100k in two weeks. Including great benefits.
She broke the news to her old boss and he started acting so desperate, panicked, and crazy that it emotionally disturbed her. He tried to make her a bunch of offers and promises she knew he wouldn’t keep.
He offered to pay her more than the new company offered her. He point blank told her “I haven’t been paying you the value you are worth to me.”
What a fuckin slap in the face. I’m so glad she’s leaving and said no to old boy’s offer. After all these years of loyalty and struggling financially as a single mom right in front of him he admits he was doing it on purpose. Fuck him. Small businesses don’t automatically equal better businesses, folks.