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Last Day at Desk of Doom

Part of me is thinking "it didn't have to be this way," but if you go back to my earliest posts...I was never particularly happy here, certainly not once I started on this account. It's just been over eight years of hanging in because I was afraid to leave.

If I'd felt I was being taken seriously in my quest for a move into management, I might have hung on a bit longer, but the writing was on the wall when Bubbles moved to the Titanium Desk and I got the new manager from hell.

Then it went really tits up when my co-worker cracked and walked out on me in May...AFTER months of begging me not to leave. (I'm planning to see him next week. Let's see if I get an apology of any kind.)

I'm still not sure I'll be much better in the new position, but it will certainly be DIFFERENT, although travel related. Much less saying "no" due to company policy. It's basically a situation where if the client can afford it, it's my job to get it. There will also be spa treatments and a wine-bar. (For the clients, not me.) I'll be wearing a uniform.

I just want to get through today without cracking in my current Whole30 attempt, which is going fairly well. Three nights of successful Intermittent Fasting and no cracks in the sugar/gluten/grain/dairy wall.

Plans for next week include a massage, several yoga classes, getting my bike fixed again, and MAYBE learning to repair my own damn flats.

Training/Orientation for the new job starts on August 25. I got my I9 form today, so I know I've still actually got the job. WHEW!

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strawberrytatoo
Aug. 15th, 2014 06:07 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on your last day!

I´ll also be starting my new gig on the 25th, let's hope the day brings us both good luck! :)
karaokegal
Aug. 15th, 2014 06:14 pm (UTC)
Whooooo-hoooooo! Good omens.
sharp2799
Aug. 15th, 2014 06:17 pm (UTC)
*throws confetti*

You absolutely deserve this!
karaokegal
Aug. 15th, 2014 06:42 pm (UTC)
I know...I mean I went through two phone interviews, one face-to-face, plus the background check...and I've been miserable at DOD for sooooo long. I just wish I could have a "Day of Jubilation." Mostly just feeling a little relief, a lot of loss...so many years here being miserable....leaving some nice people behind, but also some admins I WISH I could make a "why you suck" speech to, which I can't.
asia27
Aug. 15th, 2014 07:29 pm (UTC)
Good luck in the new job and don't count too heavily on getting that apology
karaokegal
Aug. 15th, 2014 09:23 pm (UTC)
I'm sure he feels that he was completely justified, but he really left me high and dry dealing with exactly what he couldn't take anymore.
chocolate_frapp
Aug. 15th, 2014 08:55 pm (UTC)
you must feel like you're getting out of jail.
karaokegal
Aug. 15th, 2014 09:23 pm (UTC)
Maybe more like a bad marriage. I'm sad that I couldn't make it work and resentful of the time I spent trying.
srsly_yes
Aug. 15th, 2014 10:14 pm (UTC)
I'm excited for you, and glad you had the good sense to move on.
karaokegal
Aug. 15th, 2014 10:59 pm (UTC)
More like desperate at this point. It's just a miracle that I got a job in this economy, at more or less the same pay, with benefits that I think I might actually enjoy. (Puppies would still have been my first choice, but I'm not in a position to sleep on couches and eat Ramen.)
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