When I joined the company two years ago, I had no idea of the impact I was about to make.
I had a degree in management and a lot of ambition, and I was determined to make a difference.
My hard work and dedication paid off and I was quickly promoted to a senior role.
I was in charge of managing the team and overseeing operations, and I worked hard to make sure that everything ran smoothly.
I brought in new ideas and strategies to increase efficiency, and before long, the company was thriving.
I was proud of the accomplishments I was making, but I started to worry when I noticed my boss paying more attention to me.
I had the feeling that he wanted to get rid of me, but I couldn’t figure out why.
He then called me into his office one day and told me that my salary was too high. He said that the company couldn’t afford to pay me what I was earning, and that I needed to take a pay cut or leave.
I was shocked and hurt. I had worked so hard and had been so dedicated to the company, but now my boss was asking me to leave.
I tried to negotiate with him, but he refused to budge. He said that I had to take the pay cut or leave, and that was final.
Eventually, I decided to leave. It was a difficult decision, but I knew that it was the right thing to do.
I had worked hard to build the company up and I didn’t want to stay somewhere where my efforts weren’t appreciated.
I left the company with a heavy heart, as whatever the company had today were mostly fruits of my labour.
I also could not accept the fact that my boss had used the excuse that they could not afford to pay me to ask me to leave when the company finances were strong.
I then realised that he thought that my role was easy and he could find someone cheaper who he thinks can take up the job and help the company to prosper.
After I left, I heard that my previous company’s sales took a dip in less than half a year.
I now have a new job, and I’m doing well. I’m making more money and I’m happier.
My new boss also appreciates what I have brought to his company and trusts me wholeheartedly.
Looking back, I’m glad that I had the courage to stand up for myself and leave the company
It was a difficult decision, but it was definitely the right one.