Thursday, May 11, 2006

Crappy Day!


Today was the day I planned to give my current boss, 2 weeks notice. I knew he might be upset, hurt and stressed. I had no idea he was going to be completely tactless and ugly. Nervous as hell, I stepped into his office and talked to him about the coming events and this is what transpired.


My Boss" You took a job for 8 weeks only?"

Me" No Sir, I wasn't even looking for a job. I've been very happy here but this opportunity just found me and it's simply too good to pass up. I am trying to further my career and better myself in the process, this job opens up news doors and offers full benefits. I need benefits"

My Boss" So you're going to work there 8 weeks too then leave them to "better yourself"? Is that the kind of person you are?" ( this said in a very ugly manner)

Me " No sir, as stated before...I was not looking for a job but an opportunity opened itself to me and I made a choice. I choose a new career with higher pay and full benefits. I asked you about benefits but you didn't offer them to me. I plan to work for you for the next 2 weeks and work hard to find a experienced replacement. I'll also refer business to you in the future"

(Phone rigs in the middle of this debate.)

Me" Should I answer that"?

My Boss" Well, isn't that what I pay you for?"

End of discussion. He stormed out of the office and then wouldn't talk to me the rest of today. FUN!

Today I found out that he is rather spiteful and mean. I sold quite a bit in premium last month and worked up a healthy bonus...Doesn't appear I'll be seeing a penny of it though.

Karma...

Trojan

21 comments:

sofia's missed dreams said...

hello, i like your blog i thought we might have a conversation i too also lived in austin and i was born in travis county for many years. i am new at this blog here is my http://sofiasmisseddreams.blogspot.com/ but i am working on it so bear with me

mike said...

Long term, baby. You always have to do what is right for you and yours.

I told my boss that I am as loyal as long as I get paid (been screwed so many times ...).

Don't know what expectations were when you signed on with that job, but as long as they were clear, be on your way and be happy.

No looking back. But no burning bridges,,,,ya' know?

Bone Sucker said...

I say we tie him down and light a whole matchbook in his butt crack... or we could just let karma get him; he'll get what he deserves eventually!

Looks like you certainly have affirmation that you made the right choice!!

Rafael said...

How is someone born in travis county for many years? I thought you could only be born once...

Bone Sucker said...

Maybe it was a labor that started on new year's eve.... :)

mike said...

Oh yeah...nothing meant by "baby" other than I am old enough to remember the cigarette ads in the 70's, "You've come a long way Baby."

I am also sure you can bring home the bacon, and fry it up in a pan, and never, ever, let him forget he's a man....

mike said...

Raf, talk to my neighbor. He's been born at least once again. Ane he lives in Travis County...

Trojan said...

you guys always crack me up..THANKS. As for expectations...my other boss couldn't afford me and someone referred me to my current job, he signed me on asap and I would of stayed on longterm has this other job not come along. Am I upset at my other agent for letting me go?..Nope. I sucked it up and moved on..isn't that what you're supposed to do?

mike said...

Long term also means quality of life, which includes job satisfaction.

At one point I was making about $100K a year but hated life. It all depends.

Even if this job is unpleasant, but is a step to where you want to be, then pay your dues.

Even if your last job was fun, but you felt dissatisfied, try something else.

Find your balance. Money versus quality of life. When young, money is most important. When older, life means more.

You'll figure it out.

.....Because you're a woman, Mabelliene (sp?).

Trojan said...

Thanks Mike...good words indeed.

Kate Michele said...

Ok I'm getting my bitch claws out and ready for this man... How can I reach him?? This guy is suppose to be professional?? WTF... He couldn't honestly say that given the same option to better himself and he's career he wouldn't do the same. Don't let the man get ya down and damper your enthusiam for the new job.

Guys, maybe Travis county has a rebirth of its citizins every couple of years, ya know like a town celabration or some shit!! Thankfully I was only born once, which I'm thankfull for I hear it hurts like a son of a comming down that birth cannal!!

mike said...

Interesting... All of the women want to hurt this guy.

I find that fascinating. Very.

No judgement..just interesting.

You go, sista's!

Glad I have never pissed off a woman in the course of my life.

... Nevermind.

Kate Michele said...

Mike I can't speak for the rest of the girls but for me, I've dealt with more than my share of men who think treating us like we aren't even worthy enough to walk on the same side walk, will some how make us summitt to them!! Hell no! Us girls get use to fighting for our rights and worth. I also know not all men are jerks like that too, like my hubby and i'm sure you.... but we still get stuck fighting for ourselves againt men like Mr. Boss here!

Trojan said...

I don't want to hurt him..but Fucking A, can't he be a little more mature about this choice of mine? He is like 20 years my senior and a business man!

The other company wanted me there like yesterday but I stressed the importance of respecting my current job and giving a proper 2 week notice and help lcated a qualified replacment...although now it seems to be wasted on a jerk.

Bone Sucker said...

Little innocent me??? I would never hurt ANYONE!

I was just trying to help him with that torpedo butt hair problem.... I was going to suggest sphinctor bleaching next! If he had a better self image he wouldn't have to make other people feel small to make himself feel big!

EZ said...

He's just pissed because he likes you and your probably the best worker he's had in a while (not to mention your easy on the eyes). If he doesn't pay your bonus, you want me to take care of him?

bronxbt said...

WAFD
What A F**king D**k

that's my best friend's fav title for assholes like that.

you did well, you handled it well. she woulda stapled his "boys" to either the right or left leg.

i'm proud of you trojan. never burn bridges, even if you feel like you'd burn down his entire house if you could.

you deserve better, a brighter future, and he deserves to miss you...

btw, law's the law. if there's nothing in the small print when you signed on the dotted line about lost wages/commissions after your end date - you're legally entitled to all commissions earned before your end date. (meaning they can pay out afterwards and you still get 'em) check into that before you kiss that dough good bye...

B

PlaysByEar said...

Hey, if he chooses not to understand your situation and you're a good worker, that's his loss even more. Because you would have helped find a good replacement in the short term, and would have recommended good people to him in the future. But since he's chosen to be a whiny bitch, HE burned that bridge and it's HIS loss.

Mike, you forgot to reference an old commercial in your last comment.

babyG said...

sorry you had a stressful day

I bet he is nicer about it today, if not you do not have to stay two weeks. DO NOT STAY IF HE IS AN ASS !

Gone Home said...

Oh man I'm never going to fit in, in the US. First up, I'd never call anyone sir on general principles. Secondly, as soon as he started with the attitude I would have told him to go fuck himself. People who think they are better that other people irritate the shit out of me.

Trojan said...

Thanks guys, about to head into round two...ding ding ding..and in this corner......

Even if he is a complete asshole...i will be reserved and friendly....and take it but not for two weeks.

Karma..

Baby...thanks babe..I won't stay if he treats me poorly