Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Wow! Unbelievable!!!

So I went to work on Dec. 1st and found out that I no longer had a job. I walked in and never even took off my coat. I asked my boss how she was this morning, and she said that she was wonderful, and then she told me that I wasn't making enough progress with the team and that she had made up her mind. She outlined the reasons why she didn't think I was working out, and I made a few rebuttals. After a few minutes I realized that it was a done deal, and I chose to leave rather than to stay there for as long as she would talk (for those who don't know, she "interviewed" me for 2 1/2 hours!). I left there and went to see Holly. She was home today because Brandon was sick. I was shocked.

Holly forwarded me a few job listings to apply for, which I did. I spent the evening updating my resume and applying for jobs on Careerbuilder, Hotjobs and Monster. I can't believe I am in this position, but am trying to make the best of it.

I called Pete at CCC and asked if he needed sales help for the Christmas season. I am very fortunate to have that relationship, because I have something lined up for the next three weeks, at least. It will be strange, working at my old store and not being in charge - at all. Maybe I will take a lesson from Allen and just enjoy the liberation of not being in charge...

In the meantime, Mike and I had started refinancing our house and I am praying that we will still be able to get that done. It will allow us to skip our December and January house payment, plus lower our house payment by $100.00 each month. If we can skip December and January's payments, then that will ease our financial burden with my work situation.

I am not sure how I feel about Judy and Evolutions. I had started building relationships with my team, and I enjoyed working with them. I feel that Judy cut me off at the knees and didn't give me the opportunity to do what she wanted. She told me when she hired me that she sucked at coaching, but when I came in and started doing it, she wasn't happy that I didn't do it her way. I guess, she might be the clinical definition of insane - doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. No offense, Judy, if you're reading this - I just think you're not doing it right.

Anyway, there is more to type, but I am too tired to do it now. Wish me luck!

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