A few days ago Bill was moving some vehicles using a spotter, but something went wrong and there was dent made in another truck. This was terrible because that same truck has been dented twice before in the last year, by two other employees, each time inflicting damage totalling $2,000 or more.
We know that this company has been looking for ways to save money on wage cost, so it was no surprise when Bill was called into Nick's office this afternoon. What was a surprise though, is when he took back Bill's raise last year - $10,000, effective next Friday. The guy actually started the meeting by saying that no one had apologized for the damaged truck, and then took away his raise. Pricks!
It wasn't just that, either. They've been complaining about everyone using their cell phones, but with the kids and our work, we need to stay in touch during the day - sometimes we have to talk about where Em is, or sometimes I need his advice about the house or the truck. Anyway, we compromised and starting texting each other and on his lunch break, he'd call me back. Now he's not allowed to call me or text me, which seems so petty it must be a bid to get him to quit.
This is a terrible blow considering the financial burdens we've had this year! He'll spend the next few weeks looking for something different - and I hope the competition hires him.