I've been pretty unhappy with my present employer. They keep taking more and more from the employees. We got a small raise this year after none last year, but our benefits are going up so that we won't actually see any more money in our checks. They went from us filling out a time card to punching in and out even if you're salaried (which I am). I got in some hot water because I would only take 15 minutes for lunch at the most at 11:00 and we're supposed to take 30 minutes. I was not allowed to flex my time to accomodate this i.e. leave fifteen minutes early if and when time permits. I'm a speech therapist and I work with people who have difficulty swallowing so I am usually very busy through the traditional lunch hours (from 11:30-1:30). I've never had a problem staying late if I had to and I often did without a complaint but now with the punching in and out they wanted me to punch out and come back if I really had to off the clock... I was not offerend any OT and had no luck utilizing comp time. After much haggling, they decided to make me straight salary so I wouldn't have to punch in or out. Then the admin. decided all salaried people might have to punch in and out anyways eventhough it won't count for anything... It's still up in the air. BS in my book. Anyway, I went on a couple interviews this week. I got offered two jobs in two days. I'm accepting the one offer this weekend when the recruiter gets back to me with a final dollar amount. From what he said so far, it will be to the tune of $15K MORE than what my current salary is! Seems like a MUCH better company to work for as well... I have a friend who works for them and she said it's really a completely different environment that focuses more on the employees and the patients and not on dollar signs. Needless to say, I'm really excited!!!