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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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9 comments:

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

Sounds like things worked out for the best..

Wanderin' said...

Sounds like a good decision. Glad you moed.

Jim and Sandie said...

We Rawlins when we were there. It's a great little town and lots of stuff to see not too far away. We stayed at that campground last year and they went out of their way to take care of us. You also need to eat at 1880s Coco's. Everybody in there was so friendly and the food was great. Also you need to find the bakery at the back of the dented cans store. I kid you not. It's actually called the discount grocery store.

Judy and Emma said...

Glad you left that bad situation before it began to erode positive attitudes.

Teri said...

Sorry the job did not work out, but I agree that if its not working, why try to force it and suffer. Its good you were able to find another job. Have a good summer.

Heather Applegate said...

I feel for you! I knew I wouldn't be happy there until November - when the opportunity came up to leave for DC, I took it and ran. Life's too short to waste a minute not doing what makes you happy and being where you feel you need to be!

Hope the new place treats you well!

Neil Laubenthal said...

I hate it when people don't tell you the truth about things; life is just too short to have to put up with jerks or unfriendly people. On the other hand; I'm sure you feel a little bit of unease at leaving before your scheduled commitment is over but if the owner misrepresents the job then it's his loss.

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Too bad you had such a lousy expereince with this job, it's a shame that they misrepresented your duties right up front.

Smart move cutting your losses and getting out of there, life is too short to waste in a bad situation. Good thing your house has wheels!

John and Carol said...

We have been in your shoes in the past. Life is too short and there is no reason to stay for such a long time and be miserable. We wish you all the best and safe travels. Hope to see you down the road again soon!