Buddy can you spare an aspirin?

Tuesday, October 30, 2007
I'm pissed off today. Actually, yesterday I was pissed off. Today I'm FUCKING angry and in pain. Remember that job I've been blabbing about for the past month? Yeah, well I got my answer yesterday and it was not a joyous day in my cubicle. I didn't get it. They hired someone with more experience, which I'm perfectly fine with. No, really, I am. What I'm not ok with? The fact that three different people told me that I essentially HAD THE JOB!!!

Two of the people who told me I had it were involved in the interviewing process but were not included in the final decision so I can't really blame them. From the sounds of it, when they had all discussed it, they had wanted me to have the job - I wouldn't require much training, they know me, and I'm a great fit with the rest of the admin staff in that area. It's not their fault the other two made the decision without them. What really galls me the most though? The fact that someone decided to tell my current boss two weeks ago that I had the job and then she felt some overwhelming need to tell me that she had heard that bit of news!

I'm wasn't sad that I didn't get the job - oh sure, I was disappointed but by this time I was sort of expecting it. I've never heard of anyone calling a meeting to offer someone a job - they usually will call to make an offer. Plus they never bothered to call any of my references. Fuckers. Another kick in the ass? Oh yes folks, it doesn't end there. When I had my meeting, they talked about how valuable I am and with all my experience in my current field, they didn't want to lose me but rather make better use of my skills. So they're going to have me stay where I am but start working more closely with the department I had applied to and getting more involved in the work they do on top of my present job. That's fine - I've got the time. They made it sound all fancy-schmancy and such a "great opportunity". As they're babbling on about it though, I kept thinking to myself...that's what I'm doing RIGHT NOW!!! How is that any different than the current situation???

I had been stressed out all weekend about this so-called meeting yesterday and the stress of the past 4 weeks of waiting, I've developed a massive migraine immediately following. It's lasted all night, I got almost no sleep and then I had a massive anger-fuelled meltdown this morning. Needless to say I've called in sick as I'm far to angry to have to sit at my desk and dealing with the same freaking situation all day today. There was a bright spot to all of this. The admin staff I would have been working with were all very upset and shocked when I told them that I didn't get the job. I even got a hug. Dammit. Now I want to cry again....

Unfortunately my bad day yesterday wasn't limited to just work issues. My computer's been going a bit wonky so my brother tried to fix it. We couldn't do much although he did suggest more memory and he downloaded some sort of spybot software which removed a bunch of spyware that had managed to find it's way to my computer. Before he came over I had vacuumed around the CPU and even the back where all the plug ins go. I figured I had done a great job...until he popped the cover off and the inside was coated with dust and cat hair. Ick! Out comes the vacuum again. My brother must think I'm a complete slob. Then, to top it all off, while he was trying to fix the 'puter, I fed the cats a can of Fancy Feast. Both boys gorged themselves and slurped up the juicy goo in seconds. Moments later, this little bugger decided that that wasn't the best idea and threw up all over the carpet a few feet away from Dave and I. Let's just say the smell of Turkey and Giblets mixed with kitty bile is still wafting throughout the confines of my tiny apartment.

I'm taking mom out for dinner tonight. Hopefully today will be a better day...

7 comments:

Wandering Coyote said...

Ah, yes, dinner and a movie night. I hope you have a good time and can unwind a bit. I think it was very wise to call in sick today...I would have done the same thing. I hope you`re feeling better.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Somebody really fucked up that process! It sounds as though those people seriously need their shit gotten together. Still, I'm really sorry you had to go through this crap. And I hope you feel better soon.

How is it that cats ALWAYS manage to hit the carpet whilst ralfing?

Red said...

Bummer about the job situation... sounds like a right piss-take, and it's really unfortunate that you were led down the path, so to speak.

Still, at least you got to mop up some fresh cat vomit. Now, that's what I call a fun task!

* (asterisk) said...

Sorry to hear about the job, Karen. That really sucks. Seems people often go about blabbing shit about how people "have got it in the bag", only for the reality to be somewhat different. Like you said, it's not necessarily the losing out, but the fact that you had your hopes built by people who should know better. Could you lodge a formal complaint to someone about it?

Ah, kitty vom... It don't get any better than that. And I see your vacuum cleaner, too!

mister anchovy said...

Sorry you didn't get the gig you were hoping to land. That's a drag, especially if it was a job you really wanted and could do well at.

Cats are equal opportunity pukers, aren't they? They don't care if you're having a good day, a bad day, whatever. Any day's a good day to chuck your cookies on the floor in the feline world.

sp said...

I'm so sorry about the job. You should be angry. It sounds very similar to what I experienced at my workplace. Everyone was so encouraging and the woman who was leaving the job told me to apply because she thought I was right for the job, blah, blah, blah. Then, nope sorry.
I can't believe they actually suggested that the work you're doing now would somehow be different.

I think your cat regurgitating his food was just his way of expressing disgust with the situation.

tanya espanya said...

Aw, that's crummy about your job. But at least the cat still shows his love by barfing...that's what it means you know...

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