Friday, February 08, 2008

Rollercoasters Suck

I was officially thrown off of the damned rollercoaser this morning. Last day of the 3 day layoff process and I was the first one called in and 'given notice' this morning. That really, really sucked. Seems like the universe decided that 2.5 years of a relatively calm and peaceful life was more than enough and time to shake things up again. All things in perspective it could have been worse... I was given 60 days notice with the option of taking paid administrative leave and 3 months severence pay which is good, and at least I'm not there cleaning up the mess created by laying off the wrong people. While driving home from being told I'm no longer needed I get a call from an internal customer that the systems I created and supported are down and they need them up immediately. Well, I told him, If I was still employeed number one this wouldn't have happened and number two if it had I could have it up within the hour and sorry to hear you were told it might not be up until Monday at the earliest but there's nothing I can do. On top of that my boss had the nerve to call me asking for my password so if they were able to reinstate my account they could log in with it and try to fix the problem. Yeah, like I'm going to do that and open myself to accusations of malicious intent or even lawsuit if something went wrong. Don't think so.

Well as they say where one door closes another one opens... now to be sure to go through the right door. Needless to say I will be doing a lot of soul searching on my next move to make sure it is the right one and not force something just because. Speaking of open doors; I've decided that during this time I really need to simplify things and will be closing my online shop The Knitting Hutch and am liquidating all inventory for 25% off so take a look. Be sure to check back as I will be adding new products that I don't have up in the shop yet.

9 comments:

EGunn said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your job! It doesn't sound like it was a very fun one, though. Maybe there are better things to come?

Kathleen C. said...

I'm very sorry to hear about the job. I really hope things turn for the better soon. Good thoughts sent your way...

(BTW... they asked for your password? They must be crazy. Or at least idiots.)

beadntat said...

I agree with you about roller coasters...they don't agree with me at all. I'm so sorry about the job thing...no job security is one of the worst kinds of coasters ;-( Just know that I'm thinking about you and am sending good vibes your way.

Lynn said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your job. When you posted on Ravelry that life threw you a curve ball, what an understatement! Thanks so much for your work on the VLT forum. I'm sending lots of good thoughts your way, too.

Lynn (Durango on Ravelry)

Heather said...

I'm so sorry....that just really sucks.

Lynne E. said...

It's a shame you were laid off. It sounds like the company really did lay off the wrong person--but it also sounds like you have marketable skills. Job security appears to be a thing of the past, unless you're self-employed, so you might want to consider that.

alarmingfemale said...

grrr. I'm so sorry. I know the feeling, but that doesn't help much.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jackie, so sorry to hear about this. i love that you are in the tvyarn sock club but if you need to skip the next 3 shipments let me know and I"ll give you a refund. Jana

www.whiteoakstudio.blogspot.com

Marisol said...

Oh nooooooooo! Jackie I am so sorry to hear about all this... I guess I was totatlly out of touch with what been going on. I totatlly understand why you would cancel the retreat! Take good care of yourself and I hope you will find a good place soon!

Do let us know if you decide to take this on again --- It was a great plan!