Monday, November 09, 2009 it's about me.

Monday Monday, can't trust that day,

Monday Monday, sometimes it just turns out that way

Oh Monday morning, you gave me no warning of what was to be.

Remember when I heard the little warning signs about my job? Ummm yup, they are phasing it out as of April 30th. 2010. No, I am not being replaced as such. They (head office) are incorporating my job into another guys job. A new guy. They let the last guy go, because he didn't have enough to do, so I guess they figured...let's give this new guy all Joan's shit. If it doesn't make sense, don't worry, I don't get it either. But our office will not have a reception desk. Men will man it all. After all it's men's work to be electricaians ....they don't need no womanfolk messing with that ELECTRICITY.
I have 3 months to train him, plus he has to be trained by Man 2: for the other jobs.

I was stunned.

Here is the shit kicker..... Sit down and get yerself a glass of whiskey my friends. The new guy is his son in law. Who fathered 4 children with his daughter in 6 years without a real steady job. And I think they are only about 26 years old. They are very nice Mennonite people...but good lord.

I don't know why he chose him for the new job opening .... well yes, I do. I guess the family has to eat. When head office decided to "streamline" our office I had to go anyway....and I guess I don't feel that bad because I really don't want four young children to go hungry.

But, before you start to get feeling sorry for me.....the upside is I can retire now. YES. Seriously. I was a little shocked. I have not felt bad about this at all. When my boss told me this this morning ...I was "all" yay..and was surprised at who was going to take my place. I wanted to tell my boss that he made a terrible error hiring his son in law...because ..oh boy. That is going to be a shit show....but that's for them to work out.

Really, this works out perfectly.

I can start to collect my CPP pension and get Employment insurance benfits they are going to give me a package to compensate me. I don't know what that is yet. And this will all take me to 65 next October....when I get the CHEQUE.... I have worked for my whole life for . To do sweet fuck all.

I will kiss my 15 year job GOOD BYE.... I will kiss this point I am happy happy happy, I didn't have to make the was made for me...

I have such mixed feelings...I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

I think I need a hug.


Anonymous said...

Well, do both. If you are happy, I am happy for you!! Still I think it is rotten and asking you to train him too??

Donna said...

I knew it...Oh well Joan, Now you Can have your cake and eat it too!! I think Congratulations are in order here!!!hughugs

Donna said...

PS- I'm Loving the Festive holiday look Girl!!!

Nicole said...

Here is a hug for you *HUG* and while I am sad for you to have been pushed out of your job I am happy that you get to retire!!!
I agree that hiring his son-in-law was not the best idea but I guess that is something he'll have to learn on his own ;)

Poolie said...

Congratulations! That is really good news! Imagine how much blogging you can do when you are retired! My goodness, woman! You might even write a book!

judemiller1 said...

Laugh, laugh, laugh--you are gonna have a ball when you retire and sometimes--it is nice to have a decision made for you--so you don't have to make it or think about it or agonize over it. Oh Joanie Balonie--you are going to have so much fun!!!!! And with the new house construction coming up, you need time and this will give you some.

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Sage said...

{{hugs}} sorry about the job, but seems to me that you deserve better than they gave you and they are getting what they deserve because he isn't going to cut the grade with the men or the customers... still you can always up your rate when they come running to get it put right xx

Dorie said...

I'm late getting to your post-the computers caught swine flu or something. Congratulations Kiddo- you worked hard and now you can schmooze in the sunshine!