07 January 2008

fired up!

Today I got fired for the first time in my life, from the worst job I've ever had. I was planning on quitting within the next 2 weeks, but I got fired and now lose my benefits and paid time off. Again I stress to everyone-- do not work retail for a big company! I know this may sounds vindictive, but I was completely set up. It's a long story, but basically I got fired for losing keys (to the store) that were never actually lost...the manager had my keys the whole time and hid them from me (really). To say I am angry would be an understatement.

The lemonade? I now have lots of free time this week to finish law school applications/personal statements. My transcripts are in, letters of recommendation are submitted, and after looking through all of it, you know what? I am smart. My professors said wonderful things about me. I made the dean's list every semester of college and was too smart to work in that crappy job anyway. (self-affirmation is good...right?)

The lemons? my benefits are gone, and I lost all my added up paid time off. I was so railroaded that I didn't even have time or the bearings to defend myself or speak my mind. I am thinking of calling them up soon to give her a piece of my mind...

Another bummer is that I had just spent money on myself in the form of a cozy hooded sweater and a pair of Joe's cigarette jeans from Bluefly. Hooray debt.

hooded cashmere = yum

After putting on my velvet pants and going out for some therapeutic grilled cheese & ice cream, all is fine. Ooh, I just thought of some more "lemonade": I get to throw out all the stupid, ugly shoes that I have been wearing to that job out of necessity! hooray!

everyone should boycott old navy. for life.


Heather said...

I'm sorry! I hope Karma does some ass-biting for you... I could, if you want.

WendyB said...