Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Enforced leisure time

TLM and I were returning from a laidback morning at the library and playground, when I got a call telling me that my contract has been unexpectedly terminated - as of today. The reason given was that they'd run out of work for me to do, which is mostly true. But I think it's a bit shabby to make that decision on the one day I'm not at the office, and make it effective immediately (two weeks' notice is normal). Fortunately, the only personal items I won't be able to retrieve from the desk I shared, are a small disposable drink bottle and a packet of tissues. But I hadn't actually completed finished the piece of work I had taken over for the-woman-who-hates-me, so I would have expected at least to be asked to finish out the week.

I'm thinking that the people we've been working for are doing this, partly to keep the-woman-who-hates-me happy. She is, after all, their star worker and I'm just a newbie who doesn't quite know what to do with all those stab wounds in my back.

It's weird really, that after being in the workforce for 20 years, only now have I experienced, first-hand, the horrors of office politics.

The upside is, I now have 2 whole days free to shop till I drop.
The downside is, I don't want to spend any money because I don't know when my next contract is coming.

4 comments:

donnasoowho said...

what a conundrum! Go shopping - there'll be more contracts!

Pollyanna_H said...

Wow - you must have been much more threatening than you thought ....

Make Tea Not War said...

The woman who hates you sounds like a total bitch. It's probably a win if you don't have to deal with her drama and pettiness anymore. Something better will come up soon, I'm sure.

Violet said...

donnasoowho: I did! I literally shopped from about 9.30 until 3.30 with only a short break for lunch! And I bought stuff! Now I'm probably broke!

pollyanna_h: yeah who'd have thought eh?

mtnw: Actually, before this happened, the boy told me to ring the pimp and ask to be taken off this project because I couldn't work with her. Maybe I should've done that, rather than wait for them to do it to me...