Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Changes...

DS and FDiL have had a difficult time of it all recently. His workplace started messing about not paying wages on time, earlier in the year, but the month by month delays carried on. Eventually, he was not paid at all for June and July.

Both sets of parents have brought each of them up to understand the need for emergency savings and this they had done. We all offered financial support if needed, still they endeavoured to deal with it on their own, (my heart just soars with pride at their strength).

Loving where he worked and where they lived, he hung on and hung on in the hope the financial problems would be sorted out. They weren't. Still he hoped and hung on, but was also wise enough to begin looking elsewhere.

In his line of work (the gaming industry), life can be itinerant as DS was about to find out. If you are a hard worker (he is), your reputation goes ahead of you (it did) and within a very short space of time, he was invited for interview. The new place has many people in it that he knew from his current work place, university days etc. He and boss liked each other, and an offer was made.

He hung on for just a few more days before accepting, as no financial information was forthcoming from his current place. He started this Monday (on more pay) but now has to drive quite a long way to and from work. As they are getting married early next year, they are not contemplating moving at the moment. He was finally paid everything he was owed, just before he left.

Well done guys, you won through in the end and karma is now taking you along another route.






8 comments:

  1. Well done your DS, You must have done something right when you reared him to give him the tenacity to keep going.
    Briony
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    1. He was brought up to understand it is not the winning but the taking part that is important. Also, if at first you don't succeed, try, try, and try again!

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  2. Well done to them for hanging on in there and knowing when to bail and take a different path at the right time. Congrats to your son for his new job. Hope this is the start of bigger and better things now.

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    1. So do we. He left his other job on Friday and started there on the Monday. Just phoned to say he is enjoying it (even the driving) at the moment!

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  3. They gave obviously learnt a lot from you. Good luck to them for their futures xxxx

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    1. Thank you, changes all around although this week is off kilter due to FDiL going down with a nasty virus.

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  4. I'm not surprised your a proud Mum, you should be. Too many kids expect their parents to buy them out of trouble as a matter of course. Well done them for sorting it out.

    Employers should not be allowed to mess about like that though, they should be fined for every day late they pay you, this may get them to pull their finger out. My BiLs firm do this to him all the time and I plead with him to look elsewhere, he's got to that age where no one else will employ him though so his current boss just does what he likes x

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    1. The company nearly went under due financial packages falling through but got money in just before he left!

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