Tuesday, March 17, 2009

What to do?

So the boss called this afternoon to let me know that my official last day will be Friday, March 27th. That is a week longer than the first 'official' date I was given. I have mixed feelings on this but had told him I would stay until then if it was necessary.

Since we are a full three weeks behind on our liquidation time line (through no fault of mine, I will add!) it is clear to anyone with half a brain that we will not be done with everything by this new deadline either. The original time line was ludicrous to begin with and I voiced my opinion that it was unattainable six weeks ago, but of course, no one listened. And now they have themselves in a very bad spot. Told you so.

You see, they have committed to letting everyone go on the 27th, but the vehicle liquidation will be light years away from finished in just 10 days. So the boss says they mentioned keeping me around on a contract basis after the 27th. Damn.

I know, I know. I should be jumping for joy at the thought of another paycheck. I'm lucky, I know. I get it. But these people are absolutely impossible. They seriously just don't get it. Every time I think the situation can't get any worse, they plumb the depths of stupidity to find a new all time low. They can't even go out of business the right way!

As much as I covet another paycheck, I have been anxiously counting down the days until I am rid of this mess and I'm just not sure I can stomach any more.

  • I can just about name my rate because they are desperate.
  • I am the only one who knows how to do what needs to get done.
  • I can do it faster and more accurately than any of the monkeys people left.
  • It's another paycheck. Maybe even two or three.
  • It would be part time so I would have time to look for a job.
  • I have a long-standing relationship with the company that is liquidating the vehicles and I hate to stick them with the person I know will end up on the job.

  • My boss and his boss will be gone. I will have to work directly for someone I don't know very well and don't particularly care for (what little I do know).
  • The decisions this man makes are hard to swallow (today he had a whopper). I will likely have trouble holding my tongue.
  • I hate what my job has become. Hate.it.
  • I can't collect unemployment until the contract job is over, so as it dwindles down, I might be making less than I would collecting a government check.
  • Who knows how long it will take to get it all done. I hate the idea of no end in sight.
  • Did I mention I hate this job? Hate.it.

Decisions, decisions, decisions. I've got a lot of thinking to do. Luckily I have until next week to decide.


Aubrey said...

Wow. Quite a bit going on and much to decide! I'm sure you will make the best choice for yourself!

Coming over from SITS! Welcome!

Cookie Crums said...

Well....not much to say expect good luck with your decision. I can't imagine all the thoughts going through your head right now even though you listed some.

On another, much lighter note.....one that you will like. I posted a few pics of the dress I wore to the Gala. Mrs Fashion!! :)

Jennifer said...

If they want you to stay on contract I would make them guarantee you at least as much pay as you would get from the government. Either way I'm sure you'll make the best decision! Good luck!

DiPaola Momma said...

Monkeys are ebil, bosses are bone heads...grab the checks while you can though soon you can sleep in on that nest egg!

Welcome to SITS;-)

Eudae-Mamia said...

Ugh, good luck with the bone heads!

I adore a good work ethic. Was raised with it. Whole-heartedly embraced it. The problem with it?

You're always the one left holding the bag.

But I wouldn't be able to sleep at night if I didn't. I imagine you are of the same vein.

Hang in there!!

Welcome to SiTS! Em

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