Sunday, April 29, 2012
No Longer in Utah
We have moved on and are no longer in Kanab. It just wasn’t a fit for us. What we were hired for and what the actual job ended up being were two very different things.
There was also a first time manager that did not know how or who to delegate the work upon and who needed to do or supervise everything in the gift shop. She is a beautiful person but lacking in management skills. She will eventually learn, but life is way too short for us to wait on that.
Jerry was supposed to be doing light maintenance and photography, but was instead doing construction. If this would have been conveyed to us prior to us beginning our job, we would have definitely negotiated a much higher rate of pay for him and probably would not have accepted this job, but this was not told to us until after we arrived.
Our site was in a trailer home park, we were cramped in, no room to even set up our patio and it was just not the kind of place we wanted to spend months in. Our other choice was miles out of town with the other workers and that was not good choice either.
We have learned in our years out here so far that things usually do not get any better, they usually just get worse. We were just not happy and decided to cut our losses before things went any further. We do not feel we should change ourselves to those extremes and it is not our place to change others. Things usually mesh well or they don’t…this job did not!
Once we gave the owner our notice, he informed us that he will be taking our site charge from our final check. This confirmed to us that we made the right decision. Some people just try to get every little thing from us and give back nothing in return. This is the sort of person he is and we are especially happy about our decision and have no guilt within us. We will pursue this matter if we do not get our full paychecks, but for now we hope he will see that he cannot do that according to our contract and to the state laws. Time will tell!
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