That wasn't a rant Pandy at all.In fact very well said from an employees point of view.I think your biggest gripe is that your boss hasn't came up to you personally and told you he appreciates the extra effort you have put in, when in my mind he should have at some stage.
Having Owned Companies(not bragging)an employer has to appear tough otherwise the employees will walk straight over the top of you,and most of them are thinking (how much can we get out of this sucker) Boss.
It's a never ending game of psychology on the bosses part to run a tight ship,as they say.
It's OK the think your boss is making millions,but you are not privy to the Debit and Credit books.Remember while you are home with your feet up after mealtime, your boss normally is still at work making sure all is successful so you all have employment.Don't you think for one moment your boss would like to be home with his family also.Remember A job is better than No job.
When I started out,as an employer I was too soft and had to learn to appear tough.I started all new employees above the award rate which they were entitled to,and adjusted it after the probationary 3 months.
I would give one a raise and within no time their work mates were at my office door questioning me as to why I gave such and such a raise and not them.It started to get out of control.I had to put the brakes on this behavior quickly.In the end I called them all into my office together and told them bluntly.Don't anyone of you dare ask me for a raise when you are all on above award wages now.If I think you are worth a raise I will tell you,but don't ever ask me again.I said, never think for one second you are not replaceable.That fixed the problem,and maybe Pandy your boss doesn't want to go through the same crap as I did.
Over here anyway,an hourly rate rise is not a true wage rise.It is merely a rise decided upon to keep up with the cost of living,so in reality you are no better off.
For years I worked for bosses.Some were great and some were the biggest pigs God ever put breath into.
If your not happy,make arrangements to move on.
Thats my rant.
Edited by DSTM, 11 January 2007 - 10:43 AM.