Thursday, February 21, 2008

Be careful what you wish for

Over the last six months, there have been times where I have been so frustrated at work that I have nearly walked out. Walked away and not looked back.

Responsibility has kept me there. The understanding that it is a means to an end kept me there. the concern over disappointing Poo kept me there. I even worked for free sometimes, clocking out and returning to work when there was a lot to do. Giving my all and everything every day. I was reminded a couple of weeks ago that I am foolish for skipping lunches, and for working over. "They", I was told, "will fire you in a second"

And today they did. I'm not going to go into a lot of detail because I don't want to bad mouth my former employer, but it was decided that I "don't know my ass from a hole in the ground" and off I went.

I don't tend to agree, but I accept the decision. It frees me to find something more suitable to me. A better fit. Something unrelated to the industry I was in. Because I don't think that industry is where I want to be anymore. I've been saying I want out. That this would be my last job in this industry. Even though that's where the money is, I'm not going back there. Not if I have a choice. But I'm not going to say never.

I'm free.

5 comments:

Buzz said...

Holy Crap Gina, Was it over the crazy carpet dude?

That is crazy, I'm really sorry to hear that, although these things eventually turn out better later on.

Thoughts are with you.

b.

rebturtle said...

What a ridiculous reason to get fired. I mean, really... Your ass is connected to you for crying out loud. How could anyone mistake it for an earthen void?

Bummer. Well, if you don't mind relocating, I can probably put you to work out here. ;)

Sensei Ern said...

The only reason your former employer knew their asses from holes in the ground is because it sits on their shoulders.

The way to remember the difference between your ass and a hole in the ground is that they can go f- a hole in the ground but you won't bend over for them.

Sensei Ern said...

BTW, I am glad you were not affected by the earth quake.

Were you the cause?

Ginamonster said...

buzz, no. At least I don't think so. But I have learned a couple of things and wonder if the carpet guy wasn't a "set up"

randy, I'm REALLY trying to make it work here. Hawaii is tempting though...

Sensei, on this I will definately agree with you. I was not the cause of the earthquake, it happened while I was sleeping. and the place where it happened was further east than I have been in NV.