Wednesday, 10 August 2005

So what happened is...

I fired, let's call him Git, last Tuesday after he kept missing deadlines, pushing work onto another person and coming in late all the time. He immediately played the 'but I have a baby' card (Yes, he does have a baby - 4 months old, very cute, and the reason Git has been given umpteen warnings and wasn't fired 6 months ago) and officially appealed, adding in that I was extremely agressive towards him and bullied him all the time. The appeal interview was this morning and the decision was upheld BUT....can you believe this.....they gave him two months money as a goodbye present *even though he was fired for being rubbish*. Those babies huh? They can really add to your income. So Git gets the money, I get the hassle with everyone internally hating me for being practically a baby-murderer and now I have to recruit someone else while doing both his job and mine and my other staff member's who is off on sick leave til end sept (absolutely not stress related fnah fnah - her only comment when I rang to tell her was "yeah, well I'm not surprised").

Or so I thought. There I was, chatting to my mentor, minding my own business, when he offered me a job. Working for him so same company but completely different stuff (no more bloody chartered status) and....wait for it....no staff. No one to worry about. No one to do appraisals for. No one to have to tell off or, worse, sack for being crap. I get half a PA but she's his responsibility. I'd also 'have' to do an MBA while I was working which they would pay for. What a tough break huh? Although actually that could cut into my knitting or, even worse, blogging time.

Sooooo......how d'you like them apples?

It's so lovely of you - people have been emailing me and commenting all day to see if everything has worked out OK and frankly I'm still pissed off about Git but the thought of being able to up sticks and leave the drudgery of my last 5 years life work behind is a real thrill.

Knitting wise - apologies, not much to report. Off to the golders green group tonight so am sure will have loads to post about tomorrow. Pooch did finally get home (god knows how, I don't think he could see that well) all pleased with himself because his colleagues think he's a genius or something - him keeping me awake for ages telling me repeatedly what happened has all been banked and will be kept for another time. I showed him the swatches I'd done this morning and apparently the colour is all wrong. But wait, you're thinking, didn't he choose it himself? Yes....that's my boy! I've now got 150g of alpaca 4-ply in a gorgeous red. Any ideas on what to do with it? Maybe luxury socks or is that just wasteful? He's going to take me to liberty to buy some 'the right colour' and maybe one or two other things......fnah fnah

6 comments:

scarletprincess said...

Well out of the bad comes the good! Move on with your jobs and i'm sure things will improve and as for getting more yarn.... no hardship there then!

PURLPOWER said...

How about gloves for the alpaca? I'm planning on making some alpaca gloves this year, perhaps not practical on rainy days but so, so, very warm....

Jennifer said...

Yes, many times it seems like bad apples are rewarded. At least a nice opportunity arose out of the stress!

Becky said...

Oh how exciting - a new opportunity opening up for you - I hope it all works out beautifully for you.

I love the sound of those alpaca gloves - I could just do with a pair of those !

Anonymous said...

The MBA is not a doddle. I can assure you you will not have a minute to knit even a stitch.

Anonymous said...

Well done! Bosses at my previous job were too scared about appeals etc to sack someone so let him get away with loads of things. To the resentment of everyone else. He ended up threatening people physically & the police got involved. He then resigned just before he was going to be sacked. If they'd done that in the first place...
So, even though sacking someone is never easy, well done on going ahead!

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