That was easy…

On Sept 20th I was told I wouldn’t have a job as of December 31st. I had a second interview with a company I had interviewed with a few weeks before on Sept 24th. On the 28th I had an offer, and on Oct 1 I told my current employer that my last day would be the 5th (they talked me into staying until the 9th) … I start my new job on the 15th.

I guess they really didn’t expect me to find something that fast (and it wasn’t that fast – I had obviously already been looking) hence the “… can you stay until the 9th?” Not sure what they thought they’d get out of two more days, but I did make the offer. I was trying to be nice, I told them I was flexible by a few days to make it easier for them. I realize I didn’t give them two weeks notice, but they had already said I wasn’t needed, so two weeks seemed silly. I thought I was helping / saving them money. Guess it wasn’t seen that way… oh well. Never planning on going back there anyway or asking anyone of importance there for a reference – they’re pretty much the laughing stock of the business community around here right now anyway.  And since they let the 3 of us go, they let another one go and another one pretty much walked out.  And I’m sure there’ll be more – morale is at an all-time low, they’re making messed-up decisions, and it’s just not a good feeling to be there.

It’s weird – I’m happy and sad. It’s what I would imagine a divorce would be like – you know it’s for the best, but it’s still hard to leave. I’ve been there for 10 years… it’ll be strange going 1/2 block down the street now instead. But if this is a divorce, I just picked up a genius 24 year old that could be a model. The new job seems to be a better company, better pay, better position… everything. And the timing was just perfect. I still don’t completely believe it, it seems too good to be true. I’m not sure why I’m a little bitter about the whole thing – I was looking to leave anyway. I guess there’s a little sense of failure involved – what could I have done better so they would have at least wanted to keep me instead of who they picked? I know the answer to that… I think the deciding factor was an idiotic one. And even if they had kept me, I would have left anyway – I wouldn’t stick around to deal with the maelstrom that’s going to hit that place. I think I would have just preferred to do it all on my terms.

I’m really looking forward to this new position. I’m excited and a little nervous. I’ll miss most of the people that I’ve worked with over the last few years… and I’m actually a little concerned for them. The company is obviously heading downhill, and the driver just keeps giving it gas. I mean seriously – who in their right mind would lay off / be planning to lay off like 20% of your workforce, then turn around and hire your own daughter?! It’s just doesn’t seem right. I honestly want the company to do well because of most of the people there… I’m just afraid it won’t. However, the people that I like there are a pretty talented group that will land on their feet. The people I don’t like there are crazy morons, and I would laugh at their self-created misfortune. I just don’t think you can treat people like they have… I’m not a huge believer in karma or anything… more of a “hoper” I guess. 😀

We’ll see. Should be a new, interesting chapter in my life. Another exciting adventure. I’m sure I’ll keep an eye on the old one and see if my gut feeling turns out to be true.

3 Responses to “That was easy…”

  1. Sissy Says:

    Hey, I’m so glad to hear about your new job! Mom told me that you had a 2nd interview and I’ve been meaning to email you since I heard/read about Dean. Sorry about the way things happened, but it sounds like it’s going to be to your benefit. 🙂

    I love coming to your website. It makes me feel like I can keep up with my brother just a little bit. :p And my favorite header is the one that was up tonight. It’s half your face with the mountains in the background. I love it, I feel like you’re peeking around a corner at me. LOL Alright, I’m strange, I know.

    Anyway, send me your new email so I can actually write to you. This is getting a bit long for a comment. 🙂

    Love,
    Sissy

  2. Jessicakes Says:

    Darn. I was hoping for continued unemployment, mounting debts, and eventual homelessness. Then, when I saw you on a street corner holding a cardboard sign, I could hold out a dollar to you then snatch it away.

    Oh well, congratulations anyway.

  3. Don Says:

    Please tell me your sister is nothing like you.

    Also, the lack of darkness in this type/font is not very reader-friendly.

    Also, you need some kind of screening device to keep stalkers like Jess off your site.

    Also, need more wolverine pictures.

    Other than that, your site is pretty much okay, except for your mundane ramblings. The links are useful.

    Don

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