I have been really experiencing the worst 4 months of my life. Seriously, the worst times ever. I have a terrible new boss who has ruined my life exactly when my wife is pregnanat with our first child.
The problem is that the government keeps paying me only half of the salary they are supposed to pay. When I asked I found out that my boss, who happens to be the head of the whole department, has made a mistake in the new contract conditions. Anyway, she apologised to me two times and promised to fix it, but I don't see any change. She even promised to raise my salary by another $400. I honestly didn't even believe that she is telling the truth, that it was just a simple mistake. This is too big for a mistake. How can they confuse the salary of a fresh PhD gradaute with a 3rd year postdoc?
In December, because of her delay in processing my application before the end of my first visa, I ended up being jobless for 2 months (Jan and Feb)....and now this...
Guess what, yesterday they informed me that they can't fix the problem until the end of June. They are not even able to pay the balance, because the money is paid by the government directly. I keep asking this woman to help me fix it but she ignores my emails. I only managed to catch her offguard twice in the corridor.
I really can't tell if she is unable to help, is lying or wants to waste my time. In November, she promised me high salary with great benefits. I was so happy that I shared it here with you guys. I didn't see ANY of that. I'm not even covered by medical insurance.
My wife and I decided that I quit my job. We've got expenses for the child and we can't wait for this woman to keep giving us false hope. I've started looking for other jobs already. It's a long story and a series of events happened, all because of this woman being careless.