Would you stay with a job that is in trouble financially?

I work for a ambulance company that is having problems. First, our marketing director tried to sink the company because he has personal differences with the owner (she wouldnt let him run the company his way). My owner wasnt aware of what he was doing until he tried to stage a mass walk-out. He succeeded to some degree. So, we've had financial set-backs because of his actions and increased costs on fuel and less in payments from medicare. Keeping in mind that several people walked out on the owner, I dont want to be part of those who were trying to destroy her company, but at the same time, the owner is having trouble making payroll. I'm a single mom and cant afford to be without a check. I'm the office manager and it's incredibly stressful because collectors are constantly calling and there isnt money to pay the bills. What should I do? I dread coming to work every day but I dont want to be disloyal like the others.

Asked By: lilmissy - 8/21/2006
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Tough question. As much as you like the owner, if she cannot pay you to be an employee, then you must, for the sake of your kids, find another job which WILL provide a steady paycheck. Leave the door to coming back to your current jobopen though, in case she weathers this financial crisis and gets the ambulance service... More
Answered By: Bert T - 8/21/2006
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You have to put your self and your family first.... start lookin for a new job that will have the payroll for your pocket :) Good luck
Answered By: Smitty - 8/21/2006
OK, first you need to screw over the @-hole thats doing this, take it to court or something. Then you need to make a fundraiser for the company to get it back on its feet. maybe you could take another job too.
Answered By: jav - 8/21/2006
keep your head down and keep working- but start looking for other employment asap. When you have something lined up, move on. You and your family's welfare come above that of your boss. Her income and company assets will be covered by insurance, whereas yours are less likely to be. Good luck, hope it works out for you.
Answered By: selshine - 8/21/2006
You've got yourself and your familly to think about, submit your 2 weeks notice today. Don't put up with that
Answered By: Little Miss Know it All ;) - 8/21/2006
Start looking, without delay. You don't have to walk out. If/when they fold, you will receive unemployment, but it won't be ample to support you. They are on borrowed time.
Answered By: edward I - 8/21/2006
Start looking for another job because you may need one anyway when this company goes out of business. Think of work as a business transaction--not a social service; it's the place where you trade the application of your skills and knowledge for money. That perspective can help you set some of the emotion aside. The... More
Answered By: - 8/21/2006
Get your resume' in order and try to stay on top of things. It wouldn't hurt to interview around. Keep your options as open as possible. As much as you may feel loyal to your employer, I think your first responsibility is to the economic health of your family... More
Answered By: kingfischer22 - 8/21/2006
I wouldn't trust this outfit. Your first loyalty is to yourself. Start looking elsewhere. Who wants to work at a place where each day might be their last? My father worked at a plant that made Redman modular homes. It was a union outfit, too. One day all the workers showed up only to find the front gate... More
Answered By: pinkrosegreeneyes bluerose - 8/21/2006
I would go to the boss and let her know how you feel. There might be a solution you can come up with together, like fundraising. If there isn't, then start putting in other places. Whatever you do, don't quit the job unless you have another lined up. Remember you have kids you need to provide for. Going from a job (no... More
Answered By: thunyady - 8/21/2006
You are a wonderful person for remaining so loyal, but putting yourself and your child in financial peril will not prevent the inevitable outcome of the business.
Answered By: onefeistych1ck - 8/21/2006
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