Re: past and present employers
I went to work for a company whose sales were dropping and they counted on my experience and connections to help them out of the hole they were in. The year they hired me (started in October) their gross sales were less than $850K. That year I got a ham and $50 bucks for Christmas.
Next year nothing.
Part way through the second year, we were closing out the third quarter with close to $2.5 million in gross sales. After running the numbers a couple of times to make certain I was accurate. I spoke to the owner and was fairly pleased with my accomplishment of bringing in new business, branching into commercial work, and increasing sales to existing customers. This generated him a hefty profit. He felt otherwise. Got mad that I tracked the sales and expense reports. Denied a raise. Denied a bonus. Told me I was a huge dissappointment and he was considering letting me go. I gave him two weeks notice and had another job that afternoon.
"The Lord is a warrior, the Lord is his name." Exodus15:3