Tuesday, December 28, 2010

It Ain't Over. . .

. . . Until the fat lady sings. . .

Or in my case, the skinny older woman who secretly flies on a broom.

2010 Has been a good year for me, an easy year for the most part, until now. One thing that went right for me this year was my job. Most of my managers liked me, I made killer money, and I’m the only employee who worked a full work week. My co-workers would complain as to why I would get so many hours and they wouldn’t. Sometimes, I have to admit, they over worked me, and my work hours would be so bizarre that I’ve been contemplating finding another job so I could have better hours. Last night, I lost my job. Yup! It sucks! You see, I have three managers, and one of them hates me. All year she’s been getting on my case about every little thing to make me quit. Since she can’t fire anyone (only the other managers could), she’s been trying to get me fired all year long too. She always failed, until last night. Last night, she tripped me up by lying to customers and putting the blame on me. Customers complain, employee gets fired.

I’m extremely upset as I’ve never been unemployed. A part of me (my instincts) is telling me I’m better off. Now I could find a job where I would have time to write after work as my job hours were so strange that I wouldn’t have time before or after work to concentrate on writing. It sucks that it had to end like that though. I was thinking about leaving that job in 2011 but I wanted to do it on good terms. Before I left, she did tell me I could call the other managers and plead for my job back, and I’m sure I would get it back no problem, but now I don’t even want it back.

So here it is, nothing bad happened all year. There is no such thing as a year without tragedy so go figure I would get it with only days left to go. So in 2011, I will have to find a new job and fast. New Year, new job. Is that a good omen or a bad one? What do you think? And what are your job loss stories?


PS: It’s not too late to join in on the “Best of 2010” blogfest. What were your biggest accomplishments of 2010 and your biggest goals for 2011? Share it with us on Jan 1 – 3.

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  1. Oh no - I am so sorry to hear this. But you're right; it might just be a blessing in disguise. It sounds like you're dealing with it in just the right way, and I'm sure you'll find something even better.

  2. Sounds like you're really better off, but being fired (esp. under those circumstances) really sucks.

    Hang in there -- 2011 is on its way!

  3. I'm sorry to hear this, but I think your instincts are really good, and you'll find a much better job that will give you time to do what you want. Onwards and upwards!

  4. Hang in there, Angelina. Make lemonade out of lemons. And I'm looking forward to your blogfest!

  5. I have always found it to be a blessing in disguise, Angelina! That never stops me from being my typical nervous self, though. However, the next job has always been better for me. I have trouble moving on. If someone doesn't cut my department or my job, I can stay in a place that I shouldn't be forever. You get comfortable. Comfortable is dangerous. I've only ever been "fired" once. I've been "let go" a few times. Or the job has just ended entirely. Each time I have been better off. New Year, new job, GREAT omen, I say! Embrace it. I have to find a quote for you...back in a bit.

  6. Okay, this is from a Raymond Fiest book and it got me to make the BIGGEST move of my life. The one that changed the whole course of my life. I just equate it with the 'safe' job, the 'steady' job...the one we hate but that pays the bills...
    "Fear holds us and binds us and keeps us from growing. It kills a small part of us each day. It holds us to what we know and keeps us from what is possible, and it is our worst enemy. Fear doesn't announce itself; it's disguised, and it's subtle. It's choosing the safe course; most of us feel we have 'rational' reasons to avoid taking risks. Without risk, we cannot learn. Without learning, we cannot grow. Without growth, we die."

  7. Maybe I'm just looking for justice, but I can't abide that this woman accused you falsely. Even if you don't want the job, I would make it my mission to expose her fraud.

    Is there any way you can prove your innocence? Unless she's very clever, there's always a paper or electronic trail.

    I agree that being unemployed can be a blessing, but that doesn't mean that hateful woman shouldn't own up to her crime.

    I'm sorry this happened to you.

  8. ~*~ Jennie Bailey – Thank you for sharing that quote, it made me feel much better.

    ~*~ Maria Zannini – I thought about doing that but it would just be my word against hers. And even if I could prove it, I don’t want that job back. She’s a bitter person who has nothing good in her life. Actually, besides work, she has no life, and she hates her job. So let her keep the only thing in her life. I believe in karma and I think she will eventually get what she deserves.