Friday, March 04, 2005

A nice day for a walk

Okay, so it was too damned cold for a walk, but that didn't stop me. I needed to clear my head a bit.

As I've gotten more feedback from colleagues at my former place of work, I've had further confirmation of the fact that the reasons they gave for my departure were pure bull. Still, the fact that they did it is upsetting and insulting.

As much as I like to talk--even talking about myself--I don't tend to do that at work. I do my job, protect my bosses, colleagues and the institution overall, but I just do it quietly. I don't try to show off or brag. So I was wondering if that may have been a mistake on my part. Now, with the feedback I've gotten, I don't think it would have mattered. I covered their asses countless times, but I believe the result would have been the same anyhow, since my performance had nothing to do with this outcome.

I'm amazed that they did this so abruptly. I'm the one who deals with a lot of their legal issues, so I'm surprised they didn't worry that I'd sue them. I can think of a couple of decent grounds for a suit, but, despite being a former trial attorney, I don't tend to be too litigious. So if they keep to their bargain--that is, pay me my severance and the pay they owe me--I'll just go on my way. Of course, if they proceed to screw me, then that's another story.

Anyhow, about that walk. Marc and I had told some friends that we'd meet them at the new house, so they could see the renovations, and then go to dinner. The new house is a mile or so from here, and I thought a walk would help me clear my head. So when the time came, I grabbed my iPod and got going.

The walk helped a bit, but it was rather cold out. Also, for one long stretch of the walk, the wind was really blowing. So the cold took a lot out of me. Despite all of that, I think it was healthy to go for the walk. It was a nice break.

13 comments:

Will said...

Jess, considering all the good work you did for them while you were there, can you trust them to provide a good recommendation?

Jess said...

Oh yeah, they'll give me a good recommendation. My boss is not happy with this move by the top guys, and she'll back me up.

Jess said...

And, actually, the Receiver (the guy who let me go) and the CFO both said they'd be glad to give me good recommendations. So that's okay.

Knottyboy said...

How magnanimous of those bastards to give you a good reference. That just kills me, feel good about losing your job because we're telling folks you were a good employee. Passive, aggressive anyone?

Anyway, glad you got music in your head and the cement beneath your feet.
Cheers,
k

SAMerican Revolution said...

I'm sorry to hear about your job! UGH! That must be very frustrating. Well, sometimes there's nothing we can do about people just being a**holes.

As of Tuesday's election, I'll be out of a job, too. Maybe we can open up a bi-coastal Political Consulting/HR firm! :)

SAMerican Revolution said...

I'm sorry to hear about your job! UGH! That must be very frustrating. Well, sometimes there's nothing we can do about people just being a**holes.

As of Tuesday's election, I'll be out of a job, too. Maybe we can open up a bi-coastal Political Consulting/HR firm! :)

SAMerican Revolution said...

I'm sorry to hear about your job! UGH! That must be very frustrating. Well, sometimes there's nothing we can do about people just being a**holes.

As of Tuesday's election, I'll be out of a job, too. Maybe we can open up a bi-coastal Political Consulting/HR firm! :)

SAMerican Revolution said...

I'm sorry to hear about your job! UGH! That must be very frustrating. Well, sometimes there's nothing we can do about people just being a**holes.

As of Tuesday's election, I'll be out of a job, too. Maybe we can open up a bi-coastal Political Consulting/HR firm! :)

SAMerican Revolution said...

I'm sorry to hear about your job! UGH! That must be very frustrating. Well, sometimes there's nothing we can do about people just being a**holes.

As of Tuesday's election, I'll be out of a job, too. Maybe we can open up a bi-coastal Political Consulting/HR firm! :)

SAMerican Revolution said...

I'm sorry to hear about your job! UGH! That must be very frustrating. Well, sometimes there's nothing we can do about people just being a**holes.

As of Tuesday's election, I'll be out of a job, too. Maybe we can open up a bi-coastal Political Consulting/HR firm! :)

SAMerican Revolution said...

I'm sorry to hear about your job! UGH! That must be very frustrating. Well, sometimes there's nothing we can do about people just being a**holes.

As of Tuesday's election, I'll be out of a job, too. Maybe we can open up a bi-coastal Political Consulting/HR firm! :)

SAMerican Revolution said...

I'm sorry to hear about your job! UGH! That must be very frustrating. Well, sometimes there's nothing we can do about people just being a**holes.

As of Tuesday's election, I'll be out of a job, too. Maybe we can open up a bi-coastal Political Consulting/HR firm! :)

Charlie said...

I agree, if they give you your pay like you deserve, then theres not really much point in suing them. If they don't, then go after them with all you've got!