Hello all. I am new here and joined because I need some advice on my work situation.
I accepted a lower paying job in a much smaller web developer company because it is closer to home and the hours are extremely flexible with option to work from home. My boss and the staff are wonderful, and so I was happy...until problems started to arise. You see a few months ago, we learned that the company has not been paying imcome tax to the IRS, and so money from the business account was levied a few times. Due to this, we were asked to take a paycut for a few months - mine was about $12k or about $700 a month. I agreed because it's still income and I really love the people at work. The thing is, part of my job is to get on the road and seek new clients - with the current financial problems my employer is going through, he cannot pay for my own gas and mileage (on top of my paycut).
Here's what I recently decided to do:
1. I started my own company and so far it has been doing ok. The income is kept in the business account to cover expenses.
2. I interviewed for a part time job (strictly working from home).
3. I'm not quitting my full time job because it's still money coming in, even though it's less.
Here's what's bothering me - I feel so guilty for not really doing anyting at my full time job except send emails to business leads - it's the only way I can perfom my duties at no cost to me. I know it is somewhat wrong to just collect a paycheck but I also feel it's so unfair that my employer expect me not to adjust my duties and suffer more financially.
Please let me know how I should make myself feel better.