Posted by raz62 (220.127.116.11) on May 23, 2003 at 09:35:21:
In Reply to: someday.. posted by Margaret (18.104.22.168) on May 22, 2003 at 19:59:46:
"The other option he offered was for me to be an assistant to the new kid and the other new girl. Can you beleive that? How can someone completely humiliate another by demoting them to this total smart aleck kid who is at least 10 years younger than me and right out of college that just started two months ago and never produced anywhere near I did. Now instead of him assisting me, I have to assist him? That's insane.
I had a feeling all this was going to happen, because I just had this weird feeling that when I moved to PA, and left the north, something about this just didn't seem right. Why am I here really ? I don't know. I just know I was too damn crowded up north and couldn't stand it anymore.
However, now that I'm here, it's embarrasing, to be so degraded so easily, and it was step by step, bit by bit, they just kept chopping down my salary and my position authority till it was all gone, and now is nothing, which I knew was going to happen, just didn't know it was going to be so fast and so humiliating and so degrading so quickly.
I told my boss, what about all the deals I closed and funded compared to the other guy. And he said he knows I produced more (much more), *however*, the other sales people just don't feel comfortable working with me as they do with him. (They are all younger than me). So, in the end, it's not the numbers they care about as much as the favoritism, of course. As always. And since they're all younger than me, including my boss, (I am the old granny here), the ageism is pretty much inevitable. To demote the old granny is only the norm."
Margaret, you just described my worst nightmare. I would just check to make sure that their offering you that piece-of-shit humiliating position is their way of ensuring that they don't owe you unemployment. Even then, I'd still fight it. There is no possible way they can justify your firing or demotion if you were outperforming others. The whole thing sounds crazy but no crazier than where I work. I don't know if you know my pathetic story but right now I am trying to learn as much as possible here and waiting for my mid-August bonus. Then I would LOVE to leave. Even if you weren't there a full six months I think you are entitled to some unemployment.
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