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I got a job with a small company as their webmaster a year and a half ago.  At first the job seemed pretty ideal as I got to work from home.  However, I have found that this is the worst paid job I have had with the highest workload since I finished college.

I was promised a raise, but the goal posts constantly got moved, so in the end I have learned that the guys who own the business simply don't want to pay me any extra.  There is no point in even asking any more.

To make matters worse, soon after I started working for them I was diagnosed with a huge kidney stone that was filling my entire right kidney and causing a permanent kidney infection.  I ended up having a 6 hour operation, got blood poisoning and was in hospital for over a week.  I had tubes coming out of my back for 5 days and I am only 33.  I was signed off for 3 weeks after and my boss will forever hold over me how much time I have had off because of my kidney stones and infections.

So now I have caved in and I am working 40 to 48 hours a week...

Hands on a computer keyboard This means that whenever I do anything he doesn't like, or I try to negotiate a better deal for myself my boss reminds me of how good he has been to me.  I am only on a part time contract and at the start of the year I was given 3 large sites to manage in 24 hours a week.  My boss even admitted that it was one and a half full time jobs worth.  So now I have caved in and I am working 40 to 48 hours a week for around £7.50 per hour and I am expected to jump through hoops and behave as a manager, but without the compensation in my pay packet!  The only time I keep my boss and his brother off my back is when I am effectively working 6 day weeks.

I hate this job so much, my other half works away and actually gets to have contact with real life people while I sit and rot in front of my monitor doing this job that is sucking me dry mentally, emotionally and creatively.  It is affecting my relationship as I am so damned jealous of the fact my partner is not sat on his backside, on his own at a keyboard all day.  In fact I am actually starting to hate him at times because of this.

I recently felt quite suicidal, but I am a mum so unfortunately I am condemned to this daily misery 'till I find another job.  Seeing as I live in a rural location and don't drive it looks to be a long time coming!  Plus, now I am a webmaster people think I am over qualified to do things like admin, cleaning and reception jobs.  I got my dream house in the country, but it has turned out to be a prison!

Thanks for reading!

By: Bexter BMF


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boblet

boblet

So muslims have their laws & we Christians have ours. White children abused by Asian men do not seem to be covered by either, what a crock of shlt.
boblet
27th Aug 14 23:19

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boblet

boblet

Ban all sharia law in the u.k
Responsible department: Ministry of Justice

This is to stop all 85 sharia courts that are open and to stop anymore from opening.
People residing in this country should obey by British law. No other law should ever be used in this country not now and not ever.
I want to see all sharia law banned and any one found performing these acts should be prosecuted by British law.

This e-petition has received the following response:
As this e-petition has received more than 10, 000 signatures, the relevant Government department have provided the following response:

Sharia 'law' has no jurisdiction in England and Wales and the Government has no intention to change this position.

Sharia principles are the code of personal religious law governing the conduct of Muslims. They can extend into all aspects of people's lives, but provided an activity prescribed by Sharia principles does not contravene the law of England and Wales, there is nothing that prevents people living by Sharia principles.

Britain has a proud tradition of religious tolerance, within the law. We expect individuals and groups to exercise their religious beliefs in a courteous and considerate manner and to respect the rights of others. Freedom of expression is the hallmark of a healthy society; however, mutual concern and respect for our fellow citizens is essential if we want our neighbourhoods to be places where everyone can play their part and feel that they belong.

There are a number of Sharia councils in England and Wales which help Muslim communities resolve civil and family disputes, by making recommendations, which they hope the parties will abide by. They are not part of the court system in this country and have no means of enforcing their decisions. If any of the decisions or recommendations they make are contrary to national law (including the Equality Act 2010)then national law prevails. This is no different to any other council or tribunal - whether or not based on Sharia principles.

There can never be reliance on the fact that an act that is permitted under Sharia principles is a justification for committing what is, under the law of this country, a criminal act or indeed a breach of civil law such as the Equality Act 2010. Muslim women, for example, can find legal recourse in the legislation that has already been enacted, for example forced marriage issues, regardless of what is stated within Sharia principles.

This Government will challenge behaviours and views which run counter to our shared values. Promoting fairness in society is one of the Coalition Government's core commitments. This is everyone's responsibility; it is only together we are able to develop a stronger and more cohesive society.

There can be no question of there being a parallel system of law in this country.
boblet
27th Aug 14 23:10

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boblet

boblet

B.D They treat mulims with Kid gloves whilst they abuse our children, then close Remploy factories staffed by our disabled. What can I say? My wonderful country is being abused. I am truly at a loss. Someone is going to have to stand up to be counted. If this crock of shlt gets by us, the good & honest British will have to move out. I do not know where we will go.
boblet
27th Aug 14 22:37

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Bulldog

Bulldog

Now UN sparks fury after launching human rights investigation into Britain's disability benefit reforms
UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has opened probe
Will check if there has been 'grave violations' of rights of disabled people
MPs tonight branded the investigation 'politically motivated'
Earlier this year a group of UN 'ambassadors' attacked UK welfare reforms

Mr Smith will soon be leaving the building with his puppet mate David , rotten twits the pair of them failing the public !
Bulldog
27th Aug 14 21:56

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pet

pet

You sound as though you're highly skilled at what you do, would it not be possible to get a new job in the same field your current one is? In the meantime, grin and bear it and be happy not to be earning £5.70 ph at McDonald's. Good luck
pet
24th Mar 14 13:02

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Freebird

Freebird

Oh well, another weekend over with. Back to the same old grind tomorrow, stress, arguments, pressure, targets to meet, angry customers and clients. Never mind you'll soon be 70 and be able to retire, until then, chop,chop.
Freebird
7th Jul 13 19:30

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ahforfoulkessake

ahforfoulkessake

I tried to post on another thread but your "moving the goalposts" really said something to me.
My mum used to work for a large supermarket in our hometown on 9pm-7am shift stacking shelves as customers leave at 10pm weekdays.
Managers were saying "you should be doing X number of cases per hour"then when my mum had her review from her bosses they kept putting the figure up so she was still a few behind their mythical figure.
She had carpal tunnel syndrome which affected her ability to lift and grip boxes of things like bottles of bleach etc which held her up a bit so after 3 years of working there they let her go for "underperformance".
Many of her old colleagues have since left over the years since as they're fed up with being treated like crap by the company.
one guy was an engineer and maths genius who was working there due to redundancy from a much better job. He got really wound up with manager's attitudes and luckily had enough redundancy money and pensions to retire at 65 and not look back.
ahforfoulkessake
22nd May 13 17:01

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boblet

boblet

Well in Sheep. Once you stop accepting unfairness & only being fair, your life turns round instantly. The smell posters on this site are being unfair to week people so smell posters are in serious trouble.
boblet
19th Mar 13 10:53

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Sheep

Sheep

I worked for a bad company with same practices: abuse, punishing, low salary and demanding research and never ending work time. I left them week ago and never felt happier.
Sheep
19th Mar 13 00:13

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siouxsie

siouxsie

Bexter! You have got a hell of a nerve!!!
Dream house out in the country!
A job from home so that you do not have to be away from your kids!
A partner! Even though it works away from home at least you have one!
You realy do not know how lucky you are! Many would give thier EYE TEATH to have what you have!
But all you do is winge and gripe!
You realy have got it all compared to most, but all you can do it wine and complain!
You have probably been utterly spoiled all your life and never realy known real hardship, if you had you would thank your lucky stars!
Well I sincerly hope the tide changes for you, and you have something genuin to realy complain about! Put it this way it might make you a better person!
siouxsie
30th Jul 11 00:25

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WORRAPS

WORRAPS

The one thing a boss loves to hear is...... "Boss, I have bought a house and have a mortgage". To them that is the best thing they can here cause they have got you by the you know what's. But it does not give anyone the excuse to treat people in a way they would not want to be treated. Treat your staff well and you will be rewarded. I used to work 60-70 hours a week Saturday and Sunday included without overtime pay just the promise of a bonus which incidentally was spread equally amongst the staff so someone doing 27 hours a week was getting the same cut as me. Needless to say it annoyed me but did not dare say anything for fear of getting the sack and losing my house, car and the dog. I then learnt a very important lesson. I knew I was quite important in the company and realised that allot of projects and future projects depended on my input. So that's when I learnt leverage. Make them see that you are invaluable and if their not stupid they will see it and reward you accordingly. Don't be arrogant though. Fortune favours the brave. If they are silly and ignore you, leave quick cause their probably going under.
WORRAPS
3rd May 11 21:42

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gone fishing.

gone fishing.

Hi everyone, hope this makes someone happy cause one day it will be your turn.
I am three months away from retirement and my boss decided to drive me as hard as he could, so today I told him to stick his job up his ass. Luckily I have enough cash to see me through to the start of my pension. The look on his arrogant face was a sight to behold. PS, I did it in-front of the entire workshop.
gone fishing.
23rd Oct 10 14:53

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Rock climbing hero

Rock climbing hero

Never,never give up with anything. Believe me, I have been through some tough hurdles in my life. Look for every opportunity. Keep looking around you.
Whatever you do, look after yourself. Drink plenty of water and eat fruits and vegetables and exercise. This will actually help you immensely, to be a stronger person mentally and physically.

You can try your local Job centre for new career opportunities that may involve training at first. You have learned from this job and use this experience in looking for another job. Something will come up but it needs you to work at it first.

I have had about 15 jobs, each minimum 2 years and each one I have learned something. Finally you reach a point where you have gained so much experience to your benefit.

Find a good careers advisor. Good luck
Rock climbing hero
13th Sep 10 23:41

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The Vampires Part III

The Vampires Part III

When one signs on with such an outfit one makes a compact, a covenant with the anti-christ. He gorges on your sanguine self until you are completely dry, nothing but a cadaver to be discarded.
The Vampires Part III
3rd Jul 10 08:39

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The Vampires Part II

The Vampires Part II

Such firms are measured by the greed of their owners, and what they buy with their ill gotten gains, pocketed from one's non-existent pension rights, from one's lack of any real career: large ranches, race courses and horses, owners of sports teams, out-sized yachts, large personal jets, mansions in California, New England, wherever: you grind and they greed, with a deep and nasty greed. Such firms are very, very nasty. In such firms you are nothing but a cipher, a true slave. It's horrificly depressing how our country's legislation does not protect one properly from the exploitation such outfits bring.
The Vampires Part II
3rd Jul 10 08:30

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