Thursday, February 28, 2008
This will be a long one hope you are comfortable....
So they offer me the job. And I took the husbands advice and I accept. I figure its a great company, they obviously value me and well; I really do not want to look for a new job.
I was all excited a memo went out that I would be resuming my new position on Monday, I was finishing up all the stuff that needed to be done (the best that I could) and then I get called into my managers office, with my soon to be new manager.
Its all laid out. Basically my new manager did not have authorization to send out the memo and was "getting ahead of himself" and I was told, although I have been offered the position and they "are excited" that I am staying they need to "work out" the logistics of what it is going to take for me to move into my new role.
Me **blink**blink** I am so fucking mad at this point I can not see.
I smile and say I understand and ask to be excused.. I am flipping mad and I did not want to say anything I would regret. I am not one that is much for conflict and I needed to get my head around what "work out" meant.
So I went to my bosses boss. I know a little shady but I wanted clarification and to make sure I was not completely losing my mind.
Our conversation went well, it was agreed that in fact it was not fair to not have a time frame for this change, I argue the fact that I was LIED to, I was told in no uncertain terms that my position had been filled when I accepted the new position, I also interjected that my last day was supposed to be the 19th but I had agreed to stay on until the 29th at their request. So I gave them 4 weeks to replace me and now they are telling me that I will be doing BOTH jobs during the transition. I agree with my bosses boss that although that will be a HUGE work load (neither job have even REMOTE responsibilities) We are talking Apples and Cucumbers here people.
Anyways we finish up I am given a time frame of about 2 weeks to make the change and I am feeling really good about the whole situation.
Well then.... I get called in to the bosses bosses office with my boss to have a little talk. I can already tell walking in from her body language that this is not going to go well.
Turns out my bosses boss threw me under the buss and re-tracked his previous time frame of 2 weeks. My boss (who's ass would be showing if that was the REAL frame because I do most of her work anyways) she convinced him that due to the nature of what I do, I can not be working both positions because she wanted my sole focus on the job at hand. She also convinced him that although I gave 4 months notice and they still wanted me to take the other position that they had made the executive decision that I would "BE REQUIRED TO STAY IN MY ROLE INDEFINITELY UNTIL I COULD BE REPLACED"
And my position is not one you can just plop someone into, with all the shit coming up I can understand the decision although however unfair that is.
So I ask for clarification on a time frame, the 2 weeks turns in AT LEAST ANOTHER MONTH AND A FUCKING HALF!
So I am pissed. And I feel used and I am frustrated, and I know that if I agree to stay that the month and a half will be longer, and then longer....
And I feel that my back is against the wall and I have no choice but the fuck them back. I am going to smile and do my job and be great at what I do, and interview my ass off for a better opportunity and when it comes along bid them farewell.
Oh and they are not going to give me my raise until I "move" into my new role... Um yeah they want to keep my my fucking ass...
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Yeah I hate it when he is right, So do I just shut up and accept the position and wait for something better? Stop looking and just be happy? Do I work out my notice till Friday and leave? I have also heard talks that although I have been offered the new position I will still be STUCK doing my old job and learning my new job until the end of MARCH!!!!
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Still sick. Poor husband has had to put up with me for the last week... well better him than me because I am not sure I could handle him barfing every five minutes whining about how sick he is and "rub my back" God love him he's a good man....
In job hunting news I have been to 2 interviews and have had 2 phone interviews, the 2 in person interviews I heard back from already.
1. Was looking for someone with a degree and re-posted the position... which working in HR confuses me because if they have the experience that is more invaluable than a degree... Anyways just me.
2. I WAS FUCKING TOO QUALIFIED FOR!! Serious.. I agreed to your shit pay, but I also see their point, they know they would not be able to keep me too long and I have done the same thing... so....
Yeah irony bites my ass
Monday, February 18, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
I am one crazy chick!
Have you ever taken the leap at work? Did it turn out?
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
One day, in line at the company cafeteria, Joe says to Mike, “My elbow hurts like hell. I guess I better see a doctor.”
“Listen, you don’t have to spend that kind of money, “Mike replies. “There’s a diagnostic computer down at Wal-Mart. Just give a urine sample and the computer will tell you what’s wrong and what to do! About it.
It takes ten seconds and costs ten dollars. It’s a lot cheaper than a doctor.”
So Joe deposits a urine sample in a small jar and takes it to Wal-Mart.
He deposits ten dollars, and the computer lights up and asks for the urine sample. He pours the sample into the slot and waits. Ten seconds later, the computer ejects a printout:
“you have tennis elbow. Soak your arm in warm water and avoid heavy activity. It will improve in two weeks.” Thank you for shopping @ Wal-Mart.
That evening while thinking how amazing this new technology was, Joe began wondering if the computer could be fooled. He mixed some tap water, a stool sample from his dog, urine samples from his wife and daughter, and a sperm sample for good measure.
Joe hurries back to Wal-Mart, eager to check the results. He deposits ten dollars, pours in his concoction and awaits the results:
The computer prints the following:
#1. Your tap water is too hard. Get a water softener. (Aisle 9)
#2. Your dog has ringworm. Bathe him with anti-fungal shampoo. (Aisle 7)
#3. Your daughter has a cocaine habit. Get her into rehab.
#4. Your wife is pregnant with twins. They aren’t yours. Get a lawyer.
#5. If you don’t stop playing with yourself, your elbow will never get better.
Thank you for shopping @ Wal-Mart.
Saturday, February 09, 2008
One year ago today we found this poor little dirty thing eating garbage....
Its amazing how fast a year goes by, and how attached you can get to a little 6 pound fir ball. Well actually since the vet the other day she is a big fatty 8 pounds...
I love this dog more than anything.. she runs a REALLY close second to the hubby!!
I LOVE YOU DAISY!!
Friday, February 08, 2008
I hate that I had to give notice to be told I do a good job.
The job hunt has not been going so well. Not.at.all. It sucks living in a small town. I mean REALLY small town, I am sure something will come up and I have 5 weeks to find a new job (the 3 weeks I agreed to stay and we get paid 2 weeks in arrears) She also said I could stay until I found something but I am thinking the sooner the better.
Poor Miss Daisy spent the night at the vet last night. She had been barfing and then in a very bold move climbed into the husbands lap and peed right on him while looking right at him. Yep she was sick for sure. She has NEVER done anything like that before so I knew there was something wrong. When I took her in she was running a temperature so they gave her antibiotics and fluids. She refused to eat even human food from the vet and they were not going to let her go this morning but my powers of persuasion helped. Also the vet knows when she's home she will be fine. So she is on antibiotics for the next 10 days (That should be fun) and hopefully she will be fine. She was fine in the car home, obviously excited to be out of the vets office and at home she seemed fine starting running around to make sure everything was still there.... I tell you what though, a night without her made a HUGE weight in my stomach worried that she was not scared or cold...
Yeah another reason I could never have kids. Oh and I had to make the hubby clean up the vomit because I started to gag...
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
So I have been waiting FOREVER to blog about work. I refrain from it at all times, because to be honest I am glad to have a job. 2 actually. And I actually like both jobs. Its not the job that was the problem it was my manager.
Here is how it all went down.
She hands me a report its from a gov agency and is due Feb 12th. We have 170 stores!!! So I politely ask
"Oh how long have you had this? Its showing its due in 1 week?"
"Oh that? Oh its been in my office for a month"
WHAT THE FUCK!!! I have been talking to the husband for a month now about finding a new job. And I have been looking. TRUST ME I HAVE BEEN LOOKING!! I had an interview with the state 3 weeks ago and still have not heard anything. No letter. No call. I have called and left polite message but I am assuming it safe to say they are not interested.
So moving on.
After I cooled down after the whole "report" thing I took a walk. I called the hubby to tell him "Today is the day" he wished me luck and told me he loved me.
I turned to my manager and said "Can I talk to you when you get a minute?"
So an hour goes by and I am STEAMING!!! Flipping the fuck out mad!!
And then I finally "readdress the situation" And ask if she was ready for me.
I walk in and close the door and hand her my letter.
Yep IT WAS FUCKING FABULOUS!! I then went on to explain why, and how her and I have been butting heads, blah, blah. That my last day would be in 2 weeks
She said "She knew this was coming"
I explained this was one of the reasons why I was leaving. I mean someone who busts there ass for you, bends over back words is a good worker and your response is "I knew this was coming?"
I was FUCKING PISSED, but I am always looking for the silver lining and having finally found the courage. I stayed positive explaining things that I was promised when I was hired had not happened and blah, blah, blah.
She asked if I had found anything and asked me to stay until I did, she said she was disappointed and did not want me to leave, but added I needed to do what I needed to do.
We both agreed that our field we are so busy putting out everyone else's fires that we missed addressing our own friction.
So its good, its way more detailed than that and I am glad I was able to finally put it all out on the table. It feels good. She said it would take 4-6 months to replace me and I was a great employee although it took me resigning to say it...... I am on cloud nine right now. I feel very blessed that our talk went the way it did. She also disclosed some personal issues that are going on in her life, which I asked her why she did not say anything to me. I mean I am human if I had known even some of it I would have easily put up with more shit that I wanted to... Everything happens for a reason. She said she would be happy if I used her as a reference, and she is glad we had a chance to talk...
So its all done. I QUIT MY JOB!!! WEEHOOO And I get to keep it until I find another.....
Yes I am that FABULOUS!!!
Saturday, February 02, 2008
So one of the ladies I work with invited me to a Passion Party. Having been to a few before I thought it would be a hoot. And it was. It was so much fun.
I am also having thoughts of doing these parties part time. I mean how much fun would that be??
For those that have never been to a Passion Party the title is just as it seems. Its a group of people, usually women, sometimes men and women that get together have some wine and pass around sex toys for sale. Well there are also lotions, cock rings, crotchless panties and MUCH MUCH more.
I laughed so hard last night I was crying.
So I am going to meet the team leader on Monday to find out about the business and to see if I am going to become a Passion Consultant. Its actually the fastest growing self employment job in the US today... She does it full time (well if you figure 6 shows a month a FULL TIME JOB) and she clears $7000 a month more on some other months.
Not to mention the perks...lol And yes I brought some of those home last night too.. No wonder this lady makes a fortune...