Friday, June 20, 2008

And Now for Something Completely Different...

WOW! I just got bitchslapped by fate.

I've really been wanting to quit my job. I hated it. The company I worked for, well, let's just say that they had the worst culture I've ever encountered. It was so bad it was funny, almost laughable. I knew I wouldn't last six months the first few days I was there. I was only hanging on for some valuable experience, health insurance and a nice paycheck that I could bank for my time when I'm off.

I had been planning on quitting in September. But I got fired on Wednesday! Oh well, more vacation for me. There's great weather...perfect for time off.

They fired me because they decided that they didn't need/want someone in my field...they wanted another analyst/statistician (entirely unrelated to my field in creative). This closely follows on the heels of my manager asking me if I knew why so many people were quitting. I didn't want to tell him "Because this place has the worst work environment in the business," but I eventually got strongarmed into divulging that people were leaving not only for a better environment, but just a normal one. It's not like they didn't know, I know what my reports and other people had filled out in their exit interview forms. But I'm sure they were shooting the messenger in this case. And I don't care, I'm relieved actually.

I'm going to get my certificate in personal training and chart a new course for my life. No more gray cubicles for 8 or more hours a day. Flexibility, and something I'm passionate and interested in...what a concept! I want job that I'll love getting up for in the morning, that I can be proud of and that I know makes a positive difference in the world.

Turning the page...