Tuesday, March 4, 2008

The Nitty Gritty

I am officially unemployed. I went in Monday morning and gave my notice and was moved out of my office by 10:30 am. Which was followed by a trip to the mall and lunch with my husband after.

My job was with a medical clinic where I trained all medical staff on computer programs. Our entire departments hours varies depending on where we are at that day. If we are at an office that starts at 7:30, we start our day at 7 or 7:15, if it's 8, then we start our day at 7:45. So, when I am at my desk for a day, my start time is 7:30. Mind you our ENTIRE department follows these same rules not just me. I was wrote up on Friday for have 31 tardies. Yes, coming in at 8, when I had a training class from 8 to 5, coming in at 7:45 when the office doesn't open until 8. I was furious. Why would they single me out? Well, as far as I can tell, from my bosses comment of (and YES SHE REALLY SAID THESE WORDS), "you need to decide if this job is the right job for you. If you want to be a mother or work here. Go home and talk to your husband and decide". So of course, she was shocked when I gave my notice on Monday. Because, really she didn't mean it that way. UH, OK. Not sure how else anyone could really take that. She told me that I was wrote up because her boss didn't like my PTO balance (paid time off bank) and she felt I needed to boost it. Oh ok. So, um yea, I QUIT!

I have applied at a few places. My husband is being the bestest ever. He is so supportive and caring. I have been kind of taken aback, actually. Because he hasn't always been the sympathetic type! He says to take a few months off. I just wish I could justify that financially right now. But I am not ready to take a few months off. If this were May, yes, but not March. I still have stuff to pay! So, we will make do right now and I will look. But above all, it's really not up to me or him, it's up to the Man upstairs. It's all in His plan, really.

13 comments:

Kellan said...

I wish you lots of luck in your search for a new - BETTER place to work. I'm sure it will all work out and I'm glad you husband is being supportive - that helps. Take care and I'll see you soon. Kellan

Holly said...

Good for you for leaving. And good luck with the job search. You'll find something and it will all work out for the best. Kudos to hubby for being supportive too!

desirae said...

Yah!! Good for you.. Leaving that job. It obviously didn't make you happy. I hope you find something you do enjoy (or that you win the lotto, and can stay home). Everything happens for a reason, (trite I know..), Surely you are on to bigger and better things now.. Don't you feel relieved in a way? (Not to mention the rush when you quit.. That's always a good feeling..)

utmomof5 said...

Sound slike you made the right choice. I hope the search goes well and you find what works for you and your family. You are right the Man upstairs has a plan and sometimes we just need to have a little faith in that plan!!

Christina

Cecily R said...

It sounds like you did the right thing, but I know how hard it is to make that kind of choice. Good luck my friend. I hope you find the perfect job that appreciates how great you are soon.

Sue said...

I'm sorry... I know it's a scary thing. You will definitely find something better. Let us know what happens.

Stacie said...

big changes for you. HUGS. I hope you find something more suiting to your needs and your OTHER job of being a mom.

Kellan said...

Hey, hope you are enjoying your break from work! And, Thanks so much for stopping by and thank you for the prayers for our precious baby. We are hoping for the best, of course, and appreciate all the prayers. See you soon - Kellan

Bia said...

When things like this happen sometimes it is almost like we are given a gift ... a gift of time to re-group and get organized spiritually, physically, and mentally.

So, sit back for a few days with a good book and a good cup of coffee. You deserve this gift!

God bless.

HILLARY said...

Hi - I hopped over from Katie A.

I just wanted to say good for you! It is no good to be unappreciated. We get enough of that at home.

Here's a little thought to share with you. I heard it a couple years ago and it has helped me get through struggles.

" What the Lord initiates, He also orchestrates"

It's true!
Thanks for letting me say HI

Jessica said...

I am very proud of you.. You shouldn't have had to choose. Hugs to you! Sorry I have been so quiet! I missed my blogging friends!

Shelley said...

I know how unhappy you were at your job, and I know I'm a bit late here, but I just wanted to say congratulations. And really, choose between the job and being a mom? That's downright discriminatory. Would she ever tell a man to choose between his job and being a father? What a bitch. I'm glad you quit. :)

girlymom said...

I hope you find happiness in whatever you decide. Something will come your way that will work out for you AND your family.

Have a wonderful weekend and a very Happy Easter!