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The job's gone, the cat's more than probably dead, but really, what else could go wrong? - Ldy, the lemony, ligerish ducttaparian's Magic Treehouse of Lost Thoughts
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The job's gone, the cat's more than probably dead, but really, what else could go wrong?
You are doing a great job! By the way, today's your last day.

SO... amidst being deathly ill and missing my bestest catfriend (who, by the way, is still MIA), I discovered Friday before last that I had been dismissed from the job I've held for nearly a year for... being tardy?

Yes, for being tardy. I got the call an hour before my shift was to end.

Had I actually been given a verbal or written warning, I might have avoided such calamity.But no. That would make too much sense. So, yes, they got rid of someone who was doing a stellar job (according to the review I got a few short weeks ago, and unsolicited feedback from more than one social worker) because I was chronically less than ten minutes late. Because my cat was dying. And I was sick.

I almost wrote a snarky and indignant letter to the CMO on the subject, but finally said "oh, hell, this is just beyond stupid" and let it go. Because, really, this IS just beyond stupid. I know I did a good job. And yes, I was chronically a few minutes late-- no argument there. I certainly wasn't the only one. And I was always the last to leave.

I've been in a number of supervisory positions, and would hang my head in shame if I fired someone for being a few minutes late if she was doing everything else right. So, shame on her.

I probably should write an indignant letter, if only to get more long term temp jobs, or keep my options open to work for this particular facility in the future. But do I really want to subjugate myself to this sort of mismanagement again? Not really.

So, I'm helping some friends with their new restaurant/bar a few days a week. Off the record. I find it very cathartic, and feel very valued.

I might go back to school.

The cat came back, the very next day; the cat came back, we thought he was a goner, but... oh, wait, he's probably dead.

Max is gone. We don't have a body. It's very bothersome.

I still believe he ascended, amidst a flurry of angels/buddhist monks/catgods. Or, we might find his carcass someday while mowing the overgrown backyard.

I really really really hope it's the former.

Wow, it's late. Time for sleepies. I hope you are loved and content with whom you are and what you're doing.

I'm working on it :)

~Hugs to those who need 'em, those who want 'em, and those who don't run away quickly enough~
12 tall tales or Tell me a story
tarpo From: tarpo Date: August 17th, 2009 07:17 am (UTC) (permalink)
Well.. Thats a load of crap. I'd write the letter fo sho.
hitchhiker From: hitchhiker Date: August 17th, 2009 12:06 pm (UTC) (permalink)
the bastards! write the letter for your own personal satisfaction, i'd say, whether or not it does them any good to read it.
ayoub From: ayoub Date: August 17th, 2009 12:51 pm (UTC) (permalink)
*hugs you tight*
serendipity From: serendipity Date: August 17th, 2009 02:47 pm (UTC) (permalink)
write the letter, then decide (maybe with the help of a friend or two?) whether or not to send it. writing it will be therapeutic.

meanwhile, i'm sending big 'ol hugs to m'ldy.
abilee30 From: abilee30 Date: August 18th, 2009 02:52 am (UTC) (permalink)
I agree... Write the letter then decide. This way you get the feelings out, and then if you decide not to send it you can put it in the bonfire of an ashtray or something... Either way, good way to get it all out.

Sorry to hear about work, teh kitteh and illnesses. Hopefully life will turn around soon in your favor!

Also, I totally support you going back to school... You're a smart lady! So many things you could do...
serendipity From: serendipity Date: August 17th, 2009 04:08 pm (UTC) (permalink)
could it be that the company was just looking for an excuse (stupid as it was) to fire you so they wouldn't have to lay you off?
elysiangirl From: elysiangirl Date: August 17th, 2009 04:36 pm (UTC) (permalink)
oh lord. i feel you honey and i'm so sorry. we'll be looking for jobs together.
alcestis From: alcestis Date: August 17th, 2009 04:46 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Wow... that's a pathetic reason for sure. Stupid workplace! Maybe just writing the letter, even if you don't send it, will feel good.

::love:: So sorry about Max. :(
czircon From: czircon Date: August 17th, 2009 09:40 pm (UTC) (permalink)

I'm sorry to hear about all of that.

Are you still doing voice acting?
laurdragon From: laurdragon Date: August 17th, 2009 11:32 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Aww. All the best. Hope you're enjoying life otherwise. <3
helios137 From: helios137 Date: August 18th, 2009 01:36 am (UTC) (permalink)
The dismissal exposes the worst in corporate America. Where law, order and rules are valued and creativity, spontaneity and flexibility are viewed as negatives. I hope that the loss of this job does not cause you a serious hardship. If it doesn't then you should consider yourself lucky for escaping a work environment which is based on all the wrong fundamentals and whose philosophical underpinnings reveal industrial disease.
From: estokes Date: August 24th, 2009 03:54 am (UTC) (permalink)
*hug* Aw hun :(
12 tall tales or Tell me a story