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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Today I got fired!

A wonderful thing happened to me today. I got fired from the job I've only had for two weeks. Why is that wondeerful? I've wanted to get a job with this property management firm for about four years. In that time I've wondered why the turnover of the property managers was high but didn't know why. Well, now I do.

I didn't want to complain about it but from the time I walked in every morning until the time I left every evening, I was going full steam ahead. Prior to being hired, the position I was filling had been vacant for two months. I was expected to know how to catch up with all that work as well as keeping up with current work. I was so busy each day that there wasn't any time to get a sip of water or even make a trip to ladies room. I kid you not. By the time I got home every night I was so mentally drained all I could do was go straight to bed. Each day was like the one before it.

Training for the job did not exist. I was told once how to do a thing and was then expected to be completely versed in that particular operation. I made a mistake on a bank deposit slip last Friday and evidently that was the last and only straw. As soon as I arrived this morning I was given the news that my performance was not up to par and that they would no longer be needing my services.

What a relief! I wanted to quit last week but didn't know how. I wanted to make sure I gave it my best effort but all I really wanted was out. No amount of money is enough to expect a person to work at that pace. Did I mention that all of the tenant files are still on index cards? WTH. In this day and age all of that information should be computerized! Anyway I got fired and I'm happy about it. I don't need the money, my husband didn't want me to work, and I didn't need the stress. To make this sewing related I will say that I was the best dressed in the office. The owner commented on my outfits each day. I'll go back to whiling my days away sewing and doing whatever else I please.

19 comments:

  1. I'm so thrilled by this sensible attitude - how great when you get what need, even if you don't know how to make it happen till it does. Dare I say congratulations?

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  2. Good for you! No amount of money is enough to comprise your well being. And that job sounds like it was HELL. Enjoy your new lease on life.
    C

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  3. That was an experience I once had...and at the time i was working I knew it wasn't the job for me. But I kept working because I didn't want to be a quitter...so I was fortunate enought to get fired. It was a blessing, I knew why they fired me was really because they didn't like me not my performance. But it was a great thing.
    The pace you were on at that particular job was ridiculous...and put unneccessary stress on your life. I am happy now you can move on.

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  4. Glad you can enjoy your days again!

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  5. What a nightmare! glad to hear you are out.

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  6. Sounds like they were high maintence but living out of a paper bag - still having tenants on index cards (smh). Welcome back to your sewing room FULL-TIME ;D I look forward to seeing some of your new creations :)

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  7. I'm glad to know you've done the best thing for you. ...And how you continue to do it so graciously.....and I smile to imagine how good you looked every day! HA! I know you did! Keep on steppin'...;D

    I'm excited to see what project will be the first thing you'll return to. (Don't forget to get your rest, too.!)

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  8. Well I'm breathing a sigh of relief with you! What a roller coaster ride. That experience sounded exhausting. Glad you're back to your normal pace of life again. Have fun "sewing up a storm".

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  9. Life is too short to do a job which makes you unhappy. Glad that you didn't need the job.

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  11. Wheee I got tired just reading about the pace you were working. Thank God for capable loving husbands! Girl - get your sew on!!!

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  12. Glad to hear you are going to be happier without the job! After everything you have gone through this past year I think you deserve to stay at home instead of working at a light speed pace! I can't wait to see what you come up with now!

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  13. That sounds nuts! I'm glad you don't need the job, and that you are happier without it.

    Look forward to seeing the other ways that you fill your days! (because I'm sure it will include sewing the awesome clothes that you do) :-D

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  14. It's horrible when your job gives you no satisfaction. Getting fired from this job sounds like the best thing for you!

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  15. Wow... that job sounds like the depths of hell.. glad you are no longer there. The last thing anyone needs is a stressfull job.

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  16. I knew you'd be best dressed. WOW! I'm so glad you got out of there. Sometimes getting fired is the best thing that can ever happen to you. The last time I was let go, I got pregnant after a year of trying unsuccessfully and started a super successful private practice 7 minutes from my front door working 3 days, 20 hours a week making 250% more money than I made working 5 days, 60 hour weeks for them.

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  17. It sounds like you had a lucky escape.

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  18. I missed this post but had to go back and find it after today's Random Thoughts. Sounds like a horrible place and good riddance!

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