- May 9, 2012 at 3:52 pm #641522
Okay.. this is kind of a complicated process… for you to fully understand this you’re going to have to hear the whole story..
First off I am only 16…..I have been home schooled my whole life, that is how I am able to juggle such an intense part time job all while trying to graduate this year (a year early).
Okay.. About two years ago (give or take) my mom was talking to a friend that was in need of an office custodian; my mom suggested me…I was not exactly thrilled about this, but my mom kept saying it’ll be good experience.
So, I took the job. I worked there for several months, when some family friends from our church (current employer) saw how consistent and reliable I was, how hard I work…things such as that. They offered me a job as the….I guess the correct title would have been office assistant…I did I little bit of everything… Both jobs being at minimum wage I preferred the office job over the cleaning! Now I have been working here for… about a year and a half… they have never given me a review. I have taken on a lot of responsibility, I have become the Assistant Account, Receptionist, HR Assistant, Marketing Assistant, Custodian for this job as well… then doing all the miscellaneous tasks such as packages to give to our Sub-contractors, warranty/completion packages, filing, home owner welcome packages, organizing all the binders/cupboards/filing cabinets. And the owner of the business has even demanded that I come to her house and clean it during hours for a minimum pay because “she’d rather pay me for the cheap rate then pay the professional $ 65 every time she comes in”. She has said many remarks such as that, one time she actually said that she would rather hire multiple teen workers even if they’re just slackers at $ 5.25 an hour (minimum wage is $ 7.95 here) that hire somebody good she’ll have to pay a lot.
My supervisor has requested a raise for me, my father (he is basically one step under the owner) has requested a raise. He said that I cannot ask them myself, it needs to come from my supervisor…which has already happened. And to make things worse, I was thrown into all of these tasks with little to no training.. I just had to figure it out.
Okay… I think that has basically covered everything (sorry about it being so long..)… I guess my question is, should I quit? I mean, I am 16 and although I do have some great experience, I am young, I don’t yet have my high school diploma, not to be overly self-confident or anything but I am a great worker. I am efficient, I am honest, I am focused, I am responsible…I don’t slack off, I have only taken two sick days in my life from work!
What should I do? I am confused.
THANK YOU, GUYS!
P.s. I want to work in a bank when I am able (old enough and such…).
Okay.. thanks you guys.
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