Well, it's official, I'm being fired.
Ok well not official and not quite fired but saying that "I'm unofficially getting a 6 month contract for performance review" is long and lacks the drama of the opening sentence.
I was told last Friday by a little bird that was not getting a contract this year, which is the same as being fired. When I confronted my boss, this is how the conversation went:
Me: I hear that some people are not getting contracts this year, I was just wondering if I was one of them.
Spineless Jelly Fish: Who have you been talking to?
ME: Ummm, what?
SJF: I don't know that you're not getting a contract, last I heard you're getting a 6 month review contract.
ME: Ummmm, Why?
SJF: You had a deficient file on your last audit.
ME: (Like you did last year?) Well is anybody else getting this review? (Like the guy who has been written up by the State 6 times in the last 18 months?)
SJP: You know I can't tell you that.
ME: So the last 8 years of service mean nothing?
Supervisor: Well you know better than I do that you probably ran a foul of someone on the contract committee. (Read the guy who was written up 6X)
ME: Ummmm, were you going to tell me? (Or stand up for me for that matter?)
SJF: Well, (squirm) I was waiting for official word.
ME: Ummm, ok great, thanks.
SJF: Well now, lets' talk about this (Do you not like me now?)
ME: Nothing to discuss, going back to work.
The thing about a 6 month contract is that you will never get a full contract. They will find a reason to fire you.
So here are my thoughts and theories:
1. The college president is trying to destroy our police training programs. We're
not academic enough (even though many of us have Master's degrees and some of us have Doctorate's..for shame). If he a show that we are losing money and are incompetent, he can move his precious BAS degree and get rid of the rest of the "blue collar trash"
2. Karma can be a bitch.
3. In times of trouble, you find out who your real friends are. (yea its a given)