Life, as I have known it is changing—I left, or in all honesty was being pushed out of, a job I wasn’t sure I wanted in the first place. Ten years ago I had my own bookkeeping service with lots of clients—then the economy tanked and I decided, with much prodding, to become an employee at one of them. When the office manager left I, as the bookkeeper, had to literally, overnight, revamp the accounting department-which I did-I actually hand picked the person who would take over my position when I retired-plus a billing clerk and an accounts receivable person. We won’t mention that it was I who gave the final okay to the accountant who, sadly to say, is the person who is a big part of the reason I left! I lost some of my own clients because I could no longer “switch days” for them as easily.
I have finally come to the conclusion that I can no longer afford to work for this NJ company (I live in NY). Besides the drive 3 days a week (1 ¼ hours each way if there is no traffic-which never happens) and the wear and tear on my car which has 196,000 miles on it—EZ Pass is costing me 315.00 a month and gas about 160.00 a month!! And even though this employer graciously paid half my health insurance-which would have been going up to over 700.00 in Jan if I had not been able to switch to a high deductible plan—I also end up paying both NJ and NY State taxes. Then of course I have all my other bills. No can do anymore----
Yes it will be rough—but I have already put an application into a Temporary Agency and I do still have some of my own clients. Maybe I can pick up a couple more. I also have been making some money from my blog—not too much but am hoping to increase this in 2013—by writing posts and putting up guest posts. If I can manage to get myself a new printer with scanner I might even do some Mystery Shopping which I haven’t done in a long time.
You see, I am a survivor—I will probably take off some time before I forge ahead full steam—to lick my wounds—and hopefully mend this broken heart. No matter what-when you give your heart and soul to a company for 10 years—it hurts--
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