Update re: commission

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The good thing is that now when I have job stress I no longer have to worry about it harming Isaac! :| They're going to work out details today but Tony was notified yesterday that he's going to commission in the very near future {like one paycheck}.

Additionally, I'm pretty livid about the conversation they had yesterday. His boss is trying to manipulate Tony into doing what's best for him and not for our family. Sounds like there's the option of straight commission {which he obviously wants Tony to take} or some others yet to be discussed. He's already made it clear that he doesn't want Tony to take them by saying he'd "question" Tony's "commitment" if he explored the other options - OR he wants a fricken stable income! The business is not established enough for it to be commission based, some weeks he only sells 1 one floor!

I have lost all respect for his boss. I can still see his face sitting there with his wife, assuring us that even if Tony made zero sales that he would still have his salary covered for a year and that he understood where we were at as a family, knowing that this was a big jump for us. And now, not even 5 months in he's doing this.

Our first anniversary trip to Colorado is now off the table. Even though it would be paid for completely via Tony's side exterior gig, we will now eat the cost of the tickets {ouch that hurts} and save the remainder. There's no way we would be able to enjoy ourselves at this point if we went anyway knowing that we may be frivolously spending money which down the line may be needed to keep our house.

On the one hand I'm trying not to panic - God is always faithful - but on the other I'm trying to control my temper and not be pissed. You'd think I'd learned by now that no man's assurance, aside from my husband's, is ever worth anything.

Thank you for your prayers you guys.

22 comments:

Kayla said...

I'm praying for you. It's hard times like these where we need to trust God most. Best wishes to you and your family!

Meagan said...

I will keep praying. I'm so sorry to hear that. Everyone is so cut-throat in the business world, it makes my heart so sad that men can't even be held to their word. Honor is not valued in our society =( ugh.

Things will work out for you guys, I know they will!

Lisa said...

I'm so sorry, Leah. His boss sounds like a major jerk, unfortunately. I'll be thinking of you guys and hoping that things work themselves out, one way or another.

Q, La, and Gooner said...

I'm so sorry! This is terrible! Everyone is going through such hard times!

Shannon said...

Wow, I'm sorry things seem rough at the moment, I'd be livid too! Don't ya hate that money is always the bottom line?? I hope things work out for you guys!

Mr. & Mrs. A said...

praying for you my sweet friend.

Brittany Schell said...

You and your family will be in my prayers. God's provision is always so perfect and timely. I will be praying that He makes it really clear to you guys what you need to do in this situation and that He gives you His amazing peace in the meantime.

Megan said...

BIIIIG hugs to you, Leah. :(

Meredith said...

Oh Leah, I'm praying for you guys. That's a tough position to be in.

Chelsie said...

I'm so sorry you guys are going through this mess. Trust me when I say I know what it's like to have your husband's boss to be more concerned about the business than the family, but our situation is not nearly as bad.

I'll be praying for you my friend!un

hopeful #1 said...

What a mess! I can't remember if you've said what Tony does, but would there be any way he could look for a new job and have a better opportunity somewhere else?

Bummer about your trip too! I hate when this type of sh*t comes up! Why can't they just leave it alone?!?!?!

Amber said...

Yes, commission based work sucks. My husband did it for a few years. Praying that everything works out!!!

Kelsey said...

Definitely praying for you, Tony, and Isaac. You sound more level and faithful about this than previous job issues that have come up--it seems like you have grown so much and are more than ready to handle whatever comes your way!

Nicole-Lynn said...

I have been gone way too long and I come back to see this.. so sorry to hear about that. God will provide, stay positive! :)

ezza said...

ill keep the prayers coming. something good with come about! i am sure of it, just stay positive. :)

Heidi said...

Oh Leah, I would be very pissed as well. I'm sorry y'all are going through this. I will remember you in my prayers!

Teresa said...

I'm sorry too. But I love your continued attiude to put it in God's hands. More prayers coming your way!

Katie said...

I am so sorry, but you are keeping a good attitude about everything. Your statement about another mans word is totally correct!

d.a.r. said...

Oh sweet girl I am so sorry so much is on your plate right now. God will provide! I am praying for you and am just amazed at your strength.

C said...

What a jerk.. I'm so sorry Leah. You guys don't deserve this right now. But as always, God has provided for you in the past, and He will again. Romans 8- "All things work together for the good of those that love Christ, who are called according to his purpose." *hugs*

Mrs. McB said...

I am so sorry. I understand the part of times being hard, but you are right-God will provide. Continue to trust in him. I'm praying for ya!

Mrs. Newlywed said...

I am so so sorry!

We went through something similar. I was laid off in February and then Mr. Newlywed's company essentially closed in April, but he was going to help sell some things for a commission. We also canceled a vacation.

God will pull through for you. About 2 weeks after Mr. Newlywed went to commission, he was offered a full time position doing illustrations which is what he does now.

Remember God has a plan! It will be better!

 

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