Thursday, May 11, 2006
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.