Sunday, 20 December 2009

Random thoughts

Life feels rather more unsettled lately.

Things at work are looking a bit rocky. The boss is having financial problems. The boss says its a cash flow problem, and that November, December are always difficult months. I think the problem is much deeper than that.

The boss is a sole practitioner, he does not have any other equity partners he can ask for a cash injection into the business. Rumour has it that the bank have called in certain issues. To me the boss' business problems are very straightforward. He has taken on too many overpriced lawyers who are simply not paying their way. They are not generating enough income for the firm to even cover their wages. It is that simple.

I am really quite worried about the situation. We usually get paid early in December because of Christmas but we haven't been paid yet. I really think that the boss will struggle to find the payroll money in December. And if he makes December, what about next month and the next etc....

I really don't want to have to find another job.


Alice said...

Of course I am worried for you and hope you get paid/it works out and you don't have to be searching for a new job in the NY. BUT... I can't help but wonder if the worst does happen - is it a sign to embark on your escape from the 9 to 5 sooner?

Dreamer said...

Hi Alice, we may have to escape sooner than planned, things are also looking a bit bleak for DH. But I had sort of planned spending winter here and building up the savings etc, oh well we will just have to see how it goes, I suppose of the boss cant pay then thats the decision made for me.

Alice said...

Dreamer - sorry things are looking bleak. I hope things work out, but (as I have come to believe) life has a plan for us and sometimes what seems like terrible news, is often something that is the catalyst for something else that is meant to be. It's not always easy to live like this - I know! - but I find comfort in the thought that life has a greater plan :-)