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I’m in a good place

Life is just humming along. I don’t know if it’s old age or I am just having fun but time seems to be flying.

I seem to talk to my old coworkers more now that I did when I worked with them. Their work situation seems to keep getting worse. Last Wednesday, the marketing person gave notice. She has nothing lined up but was feeling overwhelmed and taken advantage of and just reached her breaking point.

On Friday, one of my old team members handed in her letter of resignation. The VP managed to talk her off the ledge by taking her on a guilt trip and promising that things will get better. She has agreed to stay until the end of July.

The manager has been off for over a week on stress leave. To compensate, the VP has promoted the team member that was hired after me. Apparently on Friday, every member of the team went into the VP’s office to express their dismay over the promotion. Especially since the VP would like to change moral and as per my old coworkers, the promoted one was one of the most negative in the place.

Needless to say this did not go over well with the new team leader and I got an earful. Poor girl. To top it off this “promotion” came with no training or additional salary, but a promise to revisit in 3 months. O_o

I feel very fortunate to be out of that environment.

For everyone still working there I really hope that there is a big shake up and improvements are really made.

Week 1 is over

On Friday at 5 pm I left my new workplace and danced in the streets. So far there has been nothing glaring that has happened to make me want to continue job searching.

My coworkers are friendly. The work has been slowly increasing. The expectations are that training will take at least 2 months. And even with that time frame I was told to double it as the business is “tricky”.

Hey they are not expecting me to do “real” work in the first week. That’s a plus in my book. I have worked at 2 places where by the end of the first week I was doing quotes and I had no product knowledge.

Over the past week, I also received many updates from my old coworkers that reconfirmed that I made the right decision. They are beyond miserable and it is not getting better. My heart breaks for them.

I am in a good place right now and I don’ feel like I am waiting for the other shoe to drop. 🙂

In a good mood

And here are the reasons why.

One: It’s Friday!!  Need I say more???

Two: Rogers is back in my good books again.  We shall see for how long this time.  I had to go a little crazy annoyed customer on them yesterday.

Last week my home phone stopped working.  I called; we ran through the diagnostics, it was determined the signal is weak.  But the phone started working so I cancelled the appointment for the technician to come out and look.

Monday, the phone is not working again.  So I called them yesterday morning to make an appointment.  The technical support dude transferred me to customer service who told me I would have to pay for the service call.

Say what!?!

So I got a little “sarcastic”. This was beyond me.  I have their service, it’s not working and they want me to pay for them to come out and fix it? *side eye* Seriously?

Needless to say I was transferred to a “supervisor” who scheduled my appointment.

The tech that came yesterday not only fixed my home phone but also the cable in my bedroom which hadn’t been working for over 6 months.  I figured since the signal in the building was crap I should just be happy with one TV.  Not any more!!

Three: The weather has been fantastic.  Bright skies, gentle breeze.

Four: I don’t have to fetch water.  I have always felt incredibly lucky to have been born on this side of the planet at the time that I was.  I think I would have been killed had I had to deal with blatant oppression, discrimination, sexism, racism and any other isms.  I have a wicked temper and low tolerance for BS.  Sometimes to my own detriment.

Five: I have no pressing week-end plans so I can just mill about in my jammies all the while if I feel like it. 🙂

Also, I’m getting caught up with my blog reading.  I have finally hit April!!  Hush, don’t judge me!! LOL 🙂