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Last day, hump day!

My last day was boring, mainly because I hadn’t had anything to do all week. Even though I got paid for these 3 days (Monday – Wednesday), it would’ve been better for my last day to have been Friday because these days were a waste of time. BUT, I’m finally out! It felt so good knowing it was my last day!

My coworker started playing his “farewell” playlist with goodies like NSync’s “Bye Bye Bye” and “Graduation” by Vitamin C. The day went by as slow as possible, but I got through it. As usual, my boss ignored me the whole day, and stopped making eye contact with me ever since I gave my notice. On the other hand, his dad came by, shook my hand, and wished me luck on my next job. At least someone’s professional, right? :-| Continue reading


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Two weeks notice

I was terrified, but I put my two weeks in! Originally, I was going to tell my boss first, but he wasn’t there early in the morning, so I told his dad instead. And, it was a great decision! His dad was professional and understanding about the situation. He even asked if there was anything they can do for me to stay. Alternatively, my boss didn’t take it well. His face was a mix of anger and uncertainty Continue reading


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More than three months in

More than three months in and I’m still having a hard time at my new job. I feel duped into it. My interview was great. I had a fantastic rapport with my two interviewers, and they made it seem like such a great place to work. They talked about how many people have been there for decades and how much fun everyone has there because the environment is so casual and friendly.

On my first day, I immediately knew it wasn’t the place for me. I’m watched all the time and forbidden from using my cellphone, like a child. I asked, “What if I’m getting an emergency call from family?” One of the owners replied, “Give your friends and family your office number instead.” Umm, no. The whole point of having a cellphone is to be reachable. I’m not gonna tell my family and friends to add a new number just because one of my bosses doesn’t like cellphones Continue reading


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Unemployment limbo

It’s been about three months since several of my coworkers and I were let go in what I like to refer to as The Reaping. Because it’s summertime and what seems like everyone – but us – is on vacation, jobhunting’s been rough I’ve been applying to at least two places each week and have only garnered interest from two places. One yielded an actual interview and the other was a misunderstanding that eventually led to a cancelled phone interview.

The interview seemed to have gone well. I felt like I had a good and easygoing rapport with the first lady I interviewed with, who would’ve become my boss. And, I felt like I answered all the questions that the second interviewer asked to the best of my ability. But, it’s been almost three weeks and I haven’t heard back, so I’m assuming that they’ve gone with another candidate. It’s a very difficult thing to know that you’ve done your best and that you have the skills for the position, but somehow they think you’re still not the right person for the job


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Why I didn’t like my boss (ongoing)

My last boss was my most disliked boss of all-time. (All-time meaning that I’ve only had 3 major bosses in my lifetime and, so far, she’s been the worst.) I don’t think she’s a particularly mean person; just a highly unhappy one, who probably wanted to spread that unhappiness to everyone around her.

So, here goes my list, which I will keep updating as I remember more:

  1. She timed every conversation I would have with anyone at my desk, whether I would be on the phone, or at my desk, or at someone else’s office. When she felt like it was too long for a conversation (10 minutes), she would interrupt the conversation by pretending that she needed me or by paging me on the intercom for everyone to hear.
  2. I was forbidden to take walks. (She even threatened me with termination if I kept taking walks.)
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