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I am so angry I could just throw up. [Dec. 3rd, 2004|03:20 pm]
So, despite the fact that we have been far surpassing our profit goals in the last 6 months, my company will be slashing our medical benefits. We will be saving $63,000 total next year by doing this. They are going to move us to an insurance plan with a $200 deductible, then 10% coinsurance. Despite the fact that we blow $50,000 on one invoice for legal fees, thousands more on superfluous consulting fees, and secretly pay $15,000 for tuition for the CFO (even though our official policy is $400 tuition reimbursement for the year, MAX), our leader just can't find it in his heart to continue paying for decent employee benefits.

I am also enraged by the fact that our HR manager is lying to my face about this issue. She tells me we'll probably be changing, and give me some bullshit song and dance about "it's not in my control" and "this is what companies are needing to do these days". Apparently, she went out on her own tangent to research this benefit slash and has been doing her BEST, alone, to convince the CEO to go for it! So it's not even as if she was asked to find cheaper insurance! She is, by the way, the bosses daughter and I believe looking for higher bonuses for herself and a pat on the head from her dad.

My baby will be born in March. The original quote for her delivery was $100 for the birth center, and a $10 copay for each prenatal visit. Now, I don't even know how much it's going to cost us. We could have to pay as much as $2,000 out of pocket. With my quitting (and looking forward to it more and more each day), I am so concerned that we will be able to afford this, and so disgusted with this whole ordeal that I just don't even know how to compose myself.

I wish a pox upon this woman. Maybe if she ever had to go to the doctor or cope with a debilitating illness she would move less quickly to so vastly reduce the quality of our health care.

It would be one thing if the Company was losing money, or barely meeting it's goals. The poison is from the fact that we have never been more profitable.