I have been fortunate, My employer has had me steadily employed for 14 years and counting, lots of overtime and a steady paycheck. the work is hard and dirty but the money is good. My wife on the other hand, She works in the parts department at a large dealership locally. she was working maint at a resort but took this job for less $$$$ because she liked the work better. Well she was hired as a parts assistant, the day she started the manager walked out. She was kind of thrown into the fray and she took of running with it, did the job no questions asked. Then they hire A new guy for more money than they are paying her, have her train him then stick her back as the assistant, still no extra money. then the new guy does not work out so they put her back in the managers position for still the same $ After 4 weeks of this she goes in a talks to them, they offer her less money on a salary position that requires her to work more hours!!!!
Sometimes the world does not make sense, you just have to make the best of what you have and be glad you are employed.