Thursday, March 27, 2008

Me Myself and I

I've got less than 4 weeks left til my contract extension is over. Yesterday, we had a long staff meeting, during which the boss lady made another attempt at wooing me to stay. She was promising a better opportunity and flattering me with praises, interspersed with visions of how staying together would be a boon for the future. It all sounded good, but I've heard it all before. Besides, this working relationship is not working out for me at all.

Sure, the benefits sound good, and all the promises of you being taken care of once you start working make you feel safe and wanted. And for the first few days, it feels good to be a part of something. But then, you start to notice things being not quite what they seem, and little problems start to pop up. Sure you try to deny or rationalize why your calls aren't being returned or why your concerns seem left unresolved. You try your best to work things out, smoothing over any conflicts, sacrificing more and more of yourself. Then reality sets in, and you realize that you've been bitch slapped by the pimp one time too many, and you've woken from a pleasant dream to living in a nightmare. So what do you do?

Like any bad relationship, you've got to know when to stay and when to leave. I've realized that the boss lady, with all her smiles and platitudes, is really just struggling to please the upper management pimps and avoid getting a beat down, at least for another day. Well, I've had enough. I've met upper management, and I was not impressed. I can see now why this company has such a huge turnover rate and why it's losing to the competition. It's time for me to move on, and ply my trade elsewhere. Sure, it's been a lucrative deal, and I'm going to miss some of the guys and gals whom I've worked with side by side. I'm going to miss that incredible teamwork at pleasing our clients, even with the most bizarre requests. But if they can pay, well they can play. Though, lately it's been crazy taking care of so many clients, sometimes at the same time. I truly luved working with my peers. But, in the end, what's love got to do with it?

I've gotten what I needed and what I didn't want in this relationship. It's time to move on to bigger and better things. So, now, it's just a countdown to a well earned vacation. I'm not sure where I'll go after that, but that's all right; I like the adventure. I'm ready for a change. It's time to get back out there on my own, just me, myself, and I.


  1. Yay! First!

    I'm sure you'll have companies falling over themselves with positions you can fill.

    Hmm... That sounded a lot less pervy when I first thought it?

    In the meantime, I hope your last four weeks go well and that you enjoy your vacation!

  2. IDV, thanks; I'm looking forward to filling as many positions as possible--for the right price, of course! ;)

    It's all an easy, downhill cruise from here!

  3. Taking on more clients at the same time can be fun and a little bit of a challenge though.

    Constantly making sure they don't feel neglected, you please them in every way you can.

    Seriously though, if upper management is rubbish it seeps through to lower management etc etc. And that's not a place anyone really wants to be.

    Good on you!

  4. CP, that's so true...this place has become a filthy used mattress with lots of stains, and it's time to check out and move on...

  5. It's always nice with a clean mattress

    I've changed positions 4 in the company I work for. Been there 4 years. The management is great but the job just becomes stale after a while, and I get restless.

  6. Amen, CP. Sometimes it's fun to try out new positions! ;)

  7. I'd just like a job that I can complain about.


  8. Tatas, the truth is, I'm a restless one, and the longest job I've held was just over 4 years...

    What I'm doing now, I've been in the same profession for 5 years, just with different companies...and it works out great for me... :)

  9. I think it's the looking that's more frustrating for me. You can only do so many hours browsing the web.

    I'll be fine when I've got a job.

    I did love my pub job as it was different every day of the week and what better way for a women to chat all day too LOL

    I hope you get yourself sorted soon.

  10. Would you like a job as my cleaning/serving bitch?

  11. Only if you pay me well MJ.

    I don't get my French maids outfit on for just anyone. Well unless persuaded.


  12. Tatas, I hear ya. Sometimes, it can get kind of boring and irritating when looking for the right job. I've learned that sometimes, the next best thing turns out to be the best choice after all...

    MJ, do you offer a 401K? What benefits do you offer?

    Tatas, I think MJ would rather you dress up in a potato sack with the scent of Guinness...she has a thing for the Irish...

  13. Tatas: That question was directed at Bingowings.

  14. MJ: Oh bollocks! I thought my luck was in then.

    You can't have Eros as I still have him after the shorts.

    My benefits would be.................
    being with a Chef, chamber maid, gardener (if you have a garden)
    Masseuse and comic lol

    I hear MJ now saying "you wish"

    Eros: I'll get there, they say everything is meant for a reason.

  15. MJ, what kind of work schedule am I looking at? Will I need a Visa or some other work permit for Canada?

    Tatas, you've got an amazing assortment of skills! You're so right about things happening for a reason!