I’m beyond livid. I’m still wondering why I haven’t just walked out and called the IRS on these fuckers yet.

I’m going to preface this with the fact that I’m a non-traditional student and career switcher. I have about a year left until I graduate. Also, I know I’ve posted about some of this before, but this is a whole new level of shittery.

I handle ALL of the BSA/AML compliance stuff for a small casino. Transaction monitoring, CTR/SAR filing, training, etc.

I was initially hired as a revenue auditor for $13/hr with the understanding that once I completed AML training and certification, I would get a significant raise and a title bump. I was also working with management on the accounting stuff; booking entries, gathering supporting documentation, taxes, etc.

We were forced to close because of COVID right after I finished my training. When we came back, the accounting/finance department managers had been replaced. But I brought up the prior arrangement to the new boss and they were on board. However, they did take me off ALL the accounting duties. Which was disappointing, since I was learning some really good stuff.

I understood that the raise might be a bit delayed until we figured out what, exactly was going to happen, but they did agree to at least change the title.

After 3 months, it was clear that, even though we were running at half capacity, we were on track to do better than last year. So I brought up the issue of the raise again and was told by my boss, (who is the controller and is also paid like shit), “We’re working on it with the owners. Believe me, I want one too”. This sent up some flags, so I started working on my resume, but kept going with my duties.

A month later, I had to pull teeth to get them to send me to an AML webinar conference. It cost less than I make in a week. It was around this time that I started passively looking for other jobs, but nothing good was popping up.

Today, I saw a posting on a job board from our company for an AP position. For $16/hr. I shot through the roof and lost my shit on my boss and the GM. Because In what fucking world does an AP position warrant $16/hr when I only get $13 for having to make sure we aren’t running afoul of some incredibly serious laws with incredibly serious penalties. They were sympathetic, but essentially told me that I should apply for the other position because the people who control the money aren’t willing to shell out a single red cent on raises. They also told me that they basically have one foot out the door because of how badly things are.

To top it all off: I stopped by HR later that day to ask about the position and then asked them to look up my job title in their system. Guess what? I’m still an audit clerk.

Other fun things:

In February, my AML certification and organization membership lapsed. I told management that it was due for renewal back in December. Still isn’t renewed.

I haven’t attended an industry conference or undergone any additional training since October/November. This is a fast-moving industry. You have to stay on top of things.

We had to fight tooth and nail to get an automated compliance system brought in. The only reason it happened is because one of the other owners (with otherwise incredibly limited control) was able to get the service provider to take the cost of the system out of fees we already paid to them for processing ATM, Credit Cards, and Checks. This isn’t due to be installed for another month, and even when it is, most of our staff won’t be able to use it properly because they’re ancient and the program UI is awful, complicated, and a sea of grey and text boxes.

This is probably the most egregious fuckery I’ve ever witnessed or experienced, (and that’s saying something because it’s really rampant in this industry).

I’m so fucking pissed, I can’t think straight. The only reason that I haven’t walked out is because I just can’t get anyone to reply to any of my fucking applications. Not even Walmart. And I don’t know why.

TLDR: employer has had me handling AML compliance for the last year for $13/hr, but is paying AP $16. I’m also not even a compliance officer in their system and they don’t seem particularly interested in keeping up with requirements or maintaining an effective AML program. Want to walk and whistleblow to the IRS so they can crush these people, but I can’t get a call back from anyone else for another job. Need advice or something because I’m ultra pissed and it’s clouding my judgement.

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