Saturday, November 17, 2012

Starts and Stops

The past couple of weeks have been busy -- passing like a blur!  I have a feeling it will be that way all the way up to 1-1-2013.

Last week I started a new job and my roommate lost his.  In a take-no-prisoners kind of work environment I give him credit for lasting as long as he did in the world of mortgage bankers.  His original training class began with over 90 people last December and when he left, fewer than 15 remained.  They chew them up and spit them out.  Thank goodness they didn't hire me!!!!

All work and no play makes for exhausted, unhappy, stressed employees.  I am actually glad it happened -- I finally get to see him for a change.  For the last 11 months many days would go by without even a sighting of him -- he left early in the morning and returned late at night, sometimes even after midnight.  How could that possibly be a good thing?  No wonder so many people left or got burned out.

Now he's hurrying up before his health and dental benefits end.  While he was working he never could fit  in his appointments.  Time to finally get those wisdom teeth extracted!

He had a non-compete clause in his package for 9 months -- does anyone know if that means he can't sell mortgages for 9 months?  Work for a bank?  Not too clear about this.


Renee said...

Darn, Darn. I hope he'll find something more sane shortly.
The non-compete clauses I've seen usually restrict the length of time, and specific type of activity. It seems like his is missing the type of activity. Maybe reread his contract or contact his HR for further guidance. Good luck! xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

~ yep Renee is should state mortgage s or banking...or both..good luck Kev! ;-D

Suzanne said...

Thanks -- first thing we need to do is get his résumé updated! Can't do much without that.