STAND ALONE NARRATIVE
Good day Stella ....
Please i want to share my dilemma with you and my fellow beevees to know your opinion on this matter.
I'm typing this in tears because it's really demoralizing. Ever since I got pregnant my boss has been antagonizing me and insulting me whenever he feels like it. He wasn't exactly good to me when I joined the company but wasn't bad either,my colleagues and i know him to be that way.
I got pregnant sometime last year and when i started showing he threatened to fire me but for the intervention of my direct boss who begged him to allow me continue with my work because I'm really good at what I do and I practically work like a 'jacky' because I do the job of 5people without complaints (the Chairman doesn't employ many people but would rather combine job roles into one for each staff)and also I needed the salary which wasn't much but i was able to pay my bills and i really thank God for it.
When I was 7months he forcefully placed me on 3 months maternity leave with half of my salary.I thanked God for the half salary because I didn't expect it. After the 3 months elapsed I resumed work when my baby was 1month and few weeks,I got her formula because I couldn't afford to get breast pump to express milk at the time and i hired a nanny to help take care of her from 8 pm to 5:30 pm and we agreed that I will pay her N15,000 which is the norm in my locality.
At the end of the month i resumed I expected to get my full salary but was paid half of it, I complained to my direct boss and he said I shouldn't ask the chairman about it yet since the company was tight on cash and i was the only person that was paid so I won't come across as being insensitive although he sensed something was wrong. I managed myself with the money, paid my baby's nanny her 15k and was left with 17,500 which finished within 2weeks.
I had to go borrowing to sustain till the end of the month when I will get my salary for the next month but lo and behold I still got thesame half salary while others got full salary. I spoke with my direct boss in tears because It was painful, why will he be treating me like this when I joined the company with Msc and i had high (yeah some of you will say who Msc. Epp) but it wasn't easy for me. I called the Chairman (he doesnt have an office in our branch), he said the reason im being paid half if my salary is due to recession and said if i wasnt ok with i should submit my resignation letter.
Why did he allow me to work for 2months without a prior notice that he'll be paying me half of my salary henceforth?
Telling me its due to recession is not true because we are presently handling a huge project which cost some billions. Secondly im the only person whose salary was slashed. Many thoughts flooded my mind on how I would survive in this recent hardship with just half of my salary. How do I take care of my baby?If nanny takes 15k and I'm left with 17500 within 2weeks of buying diaper, baby milk,feeding,buying water and other miscellanous things etc
I wish to know the opinions of my fellow beevees whether to continue with the job pending when I get something better or leave the job that sends me to zero account balance after 2weeks.
I know there are no jobs out there but this is sheer wickedness on my boss' part, now everything is being blamed on recession whether it is true or not.
Thanks and God bless.
Bv Baby blu
Thanks and God bless.
Bv Baby blu
*What a wicked Boss.....JEALOUS FOOL.I AM SURE HE LIKES YOU....is there no Union to protect you..labor union.
If you are not protected,please stay home instead of working with this animal in human skin...Tufiakwa!