Monday, Dec. 27, 2004
Normally the week between Christmas and New Years Day is pretty much dead at work. In this case it may be Boss who's dead - I may throttle him. He crossed the line today between just plain stupid and thoughtless behavior into flat-out war. Until now I was chalking a lot of stuff up to senility. I realize now that it was calculated and deliberate.
Boss was talking to a friend, commenting that in his day, a family could live on $20,000, but now it takes $50,000 to live like normal people. That's more than double what he pays me, and 00 isn't even making the $20K mark. And he had the balls to tell his friend (making sure that 00 and I got the message) that he figured he was about to be hit up for a raise and it was in no way deserved.
One, nobody was asking or even thinking of asking for a raise, and two, I won't tell you the specific phrase that came to my mind because it's language I virtually never use.
Add to that a shitty comment about trailer trash and I came thisclose to walking out. He's damned lucky I didn't fry every computer he had and then walk out, leaving him screwed to the max. And don't think he's out of the woods on that yet, either. I am stuck at the moment and he knows it, because I still don't have a vehicle. Youngest Daughter is moving back to the Phoenix area next month. 00 is looking for another job and hopefully will have something in that same time frame. I'll be demanding a check for my vacation pay and collecting my last paycheck at the end of January, then I'll be walking, whether I have a vehicle or not. Screw giving notice. I didn't burn this bridge, HE did. I refuse to rescue his ass again, no matter what.
I'll sell what I have and hop on a bus, if that's what it takes, but I'm so out of here it's not funny.
Before - After
In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )