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A $24,000 Loss – The Sequel

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Three weeks ago, Super Frugalette and I swapped blog posts about our biggest financial mistakes. Her $24,000 loss due to a bad work contract got so much interest that we both thought a continuation post was a great idea! Here is the sequel to my biggest financial mistake…. So the biggest mistake was that I did not have a lawyer look at the document. Yes, I lost $24,700, but within 6 months I received a $10,000 raise and my bosses’ job. Here’s how. After the Work Take Over When the new owners took over, jobs were cut left and right. Since I was the lone person in the marketing department, I had some job security. I continued my work basically without a boss for months. The new owners were frequently away. One day when one of the new owners was in Maryland, I was called into his office and informed that I had a new boss. She was a French woman who had spent years working in South America. I was informed that I was going to start working out of the Florida office. Yes, informed. I would be commuting from during the week to a different state. I did … Read more