Sunday, July 15, 2007

Done!

The last two weeks at the bank have been interesting to say the least. When I initially gave my two week notice my boss seemed ok with it, then she was short and pissy with me for about 4 days, then ok again. I'm getting the feeling she thinks I'm abandoning her-whatever, she'll get over it. On Wednesday, my boss wanted to have an "all-Marketing" lunch where all Marketing people got together for lunch to get to know one another. I catered it as agreed and she turned it into the "let's say good-bye to K show". Let me make it clear the reasons I'm leaving the bank...

1. The VP swore at me...NO ONE swears at me...period ( I can't say that I have a direct problem with my boss)

2. The Conference/Trade show Mgr. drives me crazy, constantly buries me in her work, doesn't allow me to be apart of any the conferences/trade shows and thinks she can say and do whatever she wants to me...

3. The out of state marketing people have been e-mailing and calling me threatening me with this and that, bitching and yelling at me because now they have to follow the rules of the bank instead of their old company. Hello people-it's called a merger, be lucky you still have jobs.

4. After all of this...I get paid like shit. $300-$500 annually as an increase after 4 1/2 years of service sucks.....

She wants me to have lunch with these people. Hell no, I told her that if I was going to have lunch, I was going to have lunch with my friends...

After lunch arrived, I went back to my desk and back to work. My boss came and got me, indicating that I could at least come and get my gift and card. To which I replied "so, you're going to embarrass me?!" She announced in front of 33 people that I was leaving to "pursue a better opportunity at the electronics company" gave me my card and flowers. I politely thanked everyone, glared at my boss and promptly returned to me desk. After about 30 mins or so I went into the kitchen where I had set up lunch and grabbed a salad and quietly ate in the back corner. One of the Marketing managers based out of Kansas came into the kitchen, noticed me and started chatting me up. She asked why I was leaving, "just needing a change?" she asked.. "Nope, some of the people in this group are just a bunch of jerks, besides the electronics company has....." I explained. You should have seen her face. It was hilarious! I think she knew that she was of the "jerks" I was referring to. She and her boss had threatened me a few weeks back and I let them know I was not amused. The others came back and introduced themselves. I refused to shake hands and basically was a bit rude. Eye for an eye baby. After a year or so of fighting them I'm done. I'm leaving, I don't need to play nicely anymore.

I attempted to get caught up and try to get my things in order so the "nice" people of my group could manage for a bit , until my boss can get someone in my place. I wasn't able to get everything done and had to leave a few things undone but left notes for the managers that I was unable to complete them. Sorry, I'm not willing to stay late to finish anything. It was bad enough that I got out of there around 5:15p. Brad and I walked the 3 blocks down to 8th St. Grill for drinks and to celebrate my new job at the electronics company.

I have to say that I'm not excited, I am a bit nervous and again a bit under stress but not as bad as it was in June. It's nervous stress, the stress of starting a new job. I've been having the typical showing up for work naked dreams, the showing up for work and no one is there dream and the "sorry you can't hack it, your fired" dream that at the end has me groveling to my former boss to get my job back.

The next couple of weeks shouldn't be too bad though. I'll be trained by the person vacating the position the first week, then 1 week of orientation, then I'm on my own the third week, then I'm on vacation for 3 out of 5 days in the fourth week. I really don't and hope that this job won't be like the last couple of jobs I've had. I'm so sick and tired of the games, yelling, bullshit politics... I'm tired of it all... I start tomorrow, wish me luck!!!
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