Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Its official

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)

8 comments:

Ryan said...

At least you have 6 months to do some looking!!!!!

Was that a little over positive?

SonjaB said...
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SonjaB said...

Ryan said...

At least you have 6 months to do some looking!!!!!

Was that a little over positive?

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Positive is good. Thank you for positive.

Oddly enough, I'm not all weepy over the whole thing, more pissed. But, I'm not surprised.

notfearingchange said...

Wow - some politicking going on in your office. and i thought we had it bad!

Groovy Lady said...

Wow Sonja! I hate that is going on with you right now. I've been fired before.. I had this thing about kissing the ass of a similar sounding Spineless Jellyfish. It got labeled insubordination and I got the boot.

On a brighter note.. you are a funny lady! You had me laughing out loud with the donkey & dildo remark, and I don't think I have ever heard dung beetle used quite so eloquently before. :D

SonjaB said...

Notfearingchange-- Love the name. That's what I'm feeling now. Yea the politicking sucks. Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again.

Groovy lady-- My problem is that I don't kiss SJF or the dung beetle's ass. Thanks for the compliment, and thanks for coming by.

Groovy Lady said...

Oh.. I didn't kiss the ass of the SJF either.. that's why I was fired. :D

I haven't ever been in a position to be faced with one.. but I'm pretty darn sure I wouldn't kiss a dung beetle's ass either, lol.

SonjaB said...

Groovy Lady said...

Oh.. I didn't kiss the ass of the SJF either.. that's why I was fired. :D

I haven't ever been in a position to be faced with one.. but I'm pretty darn sure I wouldn't kiss a dung beetle's ass either, lol.

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Ewwww, that is kinda gross huh?