Thursday, March 03, 2005

Out of work

Well, today was one for the books. The short version is: I lost my job.

The long version is as follows. The hospital has been overseen by a court receiver since long before I got there. He called me in this afternoon, after the CEO had literally fled the scene. He told me they had decided to take HR in a new direction.

He said I did great at what they hired me for--getting them through negotiations and dealing with the unions--but they want to focus on more administrative HR stuff now. Okay, so let's review that piece of things.

When I got there, they couldn't even find a lot of the personnel files. Months later, when we had our Joint Commission survey, everything was in order, and HR got a perfect score.

My guess is that they're going to do with my position what they have done with a lot of others at the hospital lately. They're going to bring in a relative or crony of the CEO. Okay, so be it.

The loveliest part of this was that the receiver told me around 3:30pm and said I had to clear out my office today. Thanks for all the time to clear out! Geez!

I had to be out today, he said, because the new guy will be coming in tomorrow! This just reeks of another nepotistic move on their part. Well, so be it.

So does anyone on Long Island or in NYC need an HR Director? I've got lots of experience and a law degree! :)

14 comments:

Jeff said...

Wow...sorry about the sacking. That sucks how they handled it. As life is full of surprises, perhaps this was the opportunity you were looking for to try something different. Good luck!

Knottyboy said...

I won't even go into the whole drag of the situation. But a job that treats you like shit is in itself a... shit job. Fuggem honey. Yes I do understand the vacuum caused by funds YET the universe is there every step of the way. You're talented beyond your years and have precisely what some grateful employer is looking for. SO heads up, tits out its show time!

obliquity said...

I wish I could say I haven't seen such underhanded things before, but I think the way they treated you is beyond cold. Sounds like they just used your talents to fix their messes and then tossed you aside. I'm sorry you had to go through that. However, it will in the end be their loss. On to bigger and better things. *BIG HUG* xox

Matt_Sweet said...

I'm throwing relentless support your way.

Charlie said...

Sorry you lost your job Jess. Like Albert said it's their loss. That place will probably go down the drain without you anyway.

Horton said...

Gosh, that's lousy. And unfair.

You're smart. Talented. Good. Your next job will be glad to get you!

Jeff said...

Sorry to hear that; but hey, I'm sure you'll land on your feet in no time. Good luck with the job search!

Jase said...

Sorry to hear about the job... *hugs*

Andy said...

OMG!!! That's TERRIBLE! I'm so sorry. What a ridiculous way they handled it, too.

I need a job myself. Can we start our own company?

Jere said...

Jess, I'm so sorry...

But there will be brighter days ahead. I know it. :)

Jess said...

Thanks for the support, everyone. I appreciate it!

Greg said...

That's awful, Jess! I went through a simialr thing with my last job (boss was embezzling so they had to fire me due to lack of funds). Hugs to you!!!

MAK said...

Fate has a funny way of working things out when you least expect it. Something far better is in store for you. Hang in there.

riye said...

sorry to hear about this jess. good luck with whatever's next!