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You think you can take advantage of me?

Posted by DreamSharer on July 4, 2013

Yes, I need the money. Yes, I am looking for a job. Yes, I am taking on too many things at the moment just to keep my head above water so I would not drown. But all of that does not give him the right to take advantage of me.

He called me 2 weeks ago, lured me in to accept the job. Gave me all the incentives in the world such as, you will have a meal in my house for free everyday, you will be transported to and from my house for free, and you can ask for however you want per hour, I don’t care you can ask for anything and I will pay it.

Ok so I told him I would tutor his daughter for $10 an hour, which is honestly fair because my tutor who tutored me for math was getting $15 an hour. Last year when I tutored a 1st grader, I was getting paid $20 an hour. So anyhow, we agreed to that in the beginning. Then he threw in another incentive saying if his daughter gets 90% or more he will buy me an airplane ticket to anywhere I desire in the world. I should have known his intentions when he said I will even buy you a ticket to Saudi Arabia if you want. Seriously? Saudi Arabia? Why would I want to go to Saudi Arabia? Does he even know that you can’t go to Saudi Arabia unless you work there or are a citizen of that country? So here’s my first experience with his ignorance.

As I told him about paying me for my work yesterday, suddenly he took back everything he said. He said “This will be your last day because I can’t afford $10 an hour, I can nly afford $5 an hour.” At first, I want to say screw you, A**hole! But then I tried to remain calm and talk to him about how he said to me I name the price and he will give it to me. Out of desperation 2 weeks ago he was ready to pay me anything for my work and now he wants to pay me like I am a servant or something because I don’t deserve even minimum wage. The minimum wage in New York is $7.25 by the way. The university I am in pays you $10 an hour for tutoring the university students. So my point is he doesn’t even think I deserve minimum wage. What made me more furious is how he said to me “What $10 an hour? Even University professors don’t get paid that much for tutoring!” Try finding 1 university professor – just one- who would accept tutoring your daughter for $5 an hour!

I feel so insulted by his last statement. It is almost like he is saying I am even below university professor. With my current Master’s degree, I can and am qualified enough to work as a University Professor. I worked so hard to get here. I am on the Dean’s list, I am partially a certified teacher (I have only one exam left to get my full certification), I have a bachelor’s degree and a postgraduate degree and my Master’s degree. So I have 3 degrees and this ******** I can’t even find the right word to describe him, wants to take advantage of my financial needs!

I am so pissed right now like you can’t imagine. I can’t even take any other job offer because I have made a commitment to tutoring his daughter and it fills up my schedule with my other classes that I am taking this summer. So I am not able to get a higher paying job and for what? For $5 an hour! If I did get a job I will be getting at least minimum wage per hour which is still higher than what he is offering me.

I hate that when people find you in need, they try to take you for granted. But I believe in Karma. My ex-fiance broke our engagement off 3 years ago because he cheated on me and he just wanted to marry his mistress. Guess what? 3 years later, now, today, he is in the process of a divorce case because his wife – mistress at the time of our engagement – cheated on him. Now that is why I know that Karma will get this guy too.

Do unto others as you would like done unto you! Remember that phrase? Well it is true. Anyway, I needed to vent a little because I had been having a terrible sleep all night after this happened. I felt so insulted and offended and do you blame me?

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