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Can't blame a girl for trying, can you?

First thing this morning, after the shock had worn off and reality sunk in, and before applying for benefit, I placed a call to the manager that gave me the boot yesterday. Or The Biatch, as she will henceforth be known.

I started by apologising for presumably not having made much sense after she had imparted her bad news, which had come to me as a total shock, and proceeded to tell her in detail why I thought her appraisal of me as of someone who wouldn't add value to the team she's endeavouring to build was completely wrong, blowing my own trumpet which is something I never like to do and am most uncomfortable with, and to which she -predictably perhaps- reacted with scepticism. She then took me to task for, if what I said were true, performing under her radar and not flagging any problems to her, which I said I would have done if I'd had any. But, being the competent, pro-active person that I am, I tend to solve problems before they arise, and listed some examples. Anyway, I talked a lot of sh*t - bottomline, I just wanted her to rethink her position.

In the end, she agreed to speak to HR to see if there were anything they could do for me (I was thinking, perhaps pay for mediation or career planning); then called me back 15 minutes later to say she was very sorry, but there was nothing they, or she could do. Biatch!

Oh well, can't blame a girl for trying, can you?

The worst thing is, I've read up on the law in this matter, and if I hadn't mentioned anything about my upcoming termination, and she hadn't been made aware of it in some other way, and if I'd worked undetected on a terminated contract for a day, it would automatically and retrospectively have become an indefinite one. One week, I should have kept my mouth shut for one week, and I'd have had a job for life.

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suze2000
Apr. 27th, 2010 10:29 am (UTC)
Can't help but think that woman would have made your life miserable in short time anyway.

I do think it's worth firing off a couple of emails to the CEO and your other supervisor about how disappointed you are at being terminated so suddenly. And include your personal email on them, so they can contact you after you are gone.

*hugs* It does suck though.
gamiila
Apr. 27th, 2010 10:53 am (UTC)

that woman would have made your life miserable in short time anyway.

I can kick myself for still, even after I saw what she'd tried to do to my previous manager, having given her the benefit of the doubt. I have this weird tendency to attribute the same fairness and objectivity in others that I constantly strive for in myself, and then being disappointed time and time again.

I do think it's worth firing off a couple of emails to the CEO and your other supervisor about how disappointed you are at being terminated so suddenly.

I was already working on that.
curiouswombat
Apr. 27th, 2010 12:41 pm (UTC)
And possibly contacy HR yourself...
gamiila
Apr. 27th, 2010 12:56 pm (UTC)
Did that, too. No joy. As far as they're concerned, it's the manager's prerogative.
desdemonaspace
Apr. 27th, 2010 11:18 am (UTC)
Oh no, hon. I am so sorry. Biatch, indeed!
gamiila
Apr. 27th, 2010 01:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Sometimes, it feels good to use that word, doesn't it?
bogwitch
Apr. 27th, 2010 11:38 am (UTC)
Don't blame yourself, it's not wrong to expect to know what your situation is.
gamiila
Apr. 27th, 2010 01:03 pm (UTC)
Perhaps not, but I can't help thinking, if only I could have waited a week to see what would happen (and I'd probably have gotten the bad news then instead of now, so, on the plus side: extra days off!).
enigmaticblues
Apr. 27th, 2010 01:38 pm (UTC)
OH SUCK. I am so sorry about that, but then again, I would have said something too, because I like to plan ahead.

*hugs*
gamiila
Apr. 27th, 2010 05:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks, and for the hugs too.
laura_isaac
Apr. 27th, 2010 05:23 pm (UTC)
*hugs tightly* If you ever need to talk, you know where I am.
gamiila
Apr. 27th, 2010 07:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the offer, I appreciate it.
__kali__
Apr. 27th, 2010 06:12 pm (UTC)
Oh that's awful. Although by the sound of her, it may actually work out well in the end.
gamiila
Apr. 27th, 2010 07:40 pm (UTC)
If only I had a crystal ball and be sure that it would...
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