Today was a normal day. Got up, dressed while watching a show that recorded the night before. Got the kid to school and headed into work. In the parking lot I noticed that my boss’ light was on and thought to myself that it was strange that he was in so early. I was going to pop in and say good morning and ask when we could get together to review some things, but he wasn’t in his office.
Going down the hall I notice that he is in his boss’ office and I wondered what was broken. As I was walking by the my boss, Chris, opens the door and asks me to come in.
Then I see the head of Hr around the corner and the look on my boss’ boss’ face… I knew I was in trouble but I didn’t really expect the words “Your Fired” to be involved. Not really. Maybe a scolding and an official warning or something but not that.
Long story short, my boss and I never saw eye to eye on a lot of things and while I did my best to bend to his idea of a good employee it wasn’t meant to be. Earlier in the week when I wouldn’t bash a fellow employee because he was doing his job, I gave him the excuse he was looking for, I was not on “HIS Team”.
As i write this I am still in shock. I wish I could say I didn’t know he was hoping I would do something that he could take to his boss and use to get me fired. I knew that weeks ago, but I assumed my work, which while not always used the latest-greatest programming style/tools but was stable and made a lot of money for the company, would shield me from his personal feelings. Guess not.
So today after I made my wife cry and emptied the box that I brought my things home in am sitting here at my desk making a decision to fine a job that I love like I did when i first started at Great Plains. Ideally one at Turbine where i can help them not make bad decisions… But that is just a dream and right now i need to walk the path to something more then just a dream. I will need a paycheck real damn soon!
To that end, I have bought the kindle version of “48 Days to the Work You Love”. Reading the first bit has the book laid out in a day by day assignment layout with lots of accountability which i will share with you all here, as well as my DDo/Mtg/Gardening/Misc BS…
I am going to give myself a few days to go through the grieving process but starting on Monday look forward to me getting my shit together.
Send me your prayers and/or well wishes. But later when I start my audio book send me your cash. 🙂
Hey man, that sucks. Thoughts and prayers are definitely with you.
Unemployment is teh suck. Very sorry to hear this, and will be thinking of you.
Im sorry to hear that. I’ve been there, out of the blue being let go. What I did was contact a laywer to have a look at my contract, if the firm was following the law or not. They had made one mistake and I was given 2 weeks pay as compensation, which wansnt much, but at least something.
Lets hope u manage to find that dream job 🙂
Bah! You didn’t really want to work for him anyway, did you? While it does indeed suck, I bet this will turn out to be a good thing. I’m betting you will either find – or make – a better job for you and your family. Best of luck to you.
Here’s to that dream job. You’ll go nowhere but up from here.
😦 sorry mate, that really sucks… We’re both thinking good thoughts for you
😦 that sucks… We’re both thinking good things for you!
Suxors man. Hope you find something fun that pays well too soon!