Thanks, I'm not afraid to work. I've spent countless hours in the evening and weekends here alone. Done everything from quoting, to purchasing, to billing, to delivering and most importantly programming and running my own parts from start to finish. The $17.50 was definitely a gut punch.
If you are doing "cradle to grave" process development on parts and families of parts for a company, then one would expect to be earning a wage commensurate with the work. A lot of people might look at what I do and say "well but you're not running the craziest parts or machines"...no but I am solely responsible for developing workflows on every new prototype that walks through the door.
You're basically running the shop for $17?