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She Never Fails to Amaze me….

Today was my first day back at base, lucky me!!

WWOTW wasn’t in as she was in a meeting somewhere, but she still manages to push my buttons. I came home in a foul mood. As I presume I will do for the next four and a half weeks. Lucky for hubby it isn’t for long and Christmas is in between.

To cut a long story short, she found out last week that I’d been for an interview and stood a good chance of getting the job because a my new company phoned the office and asked to speak to my line manager (who is lovely) for a reference. However, the big boss took the call and spoke to them and found out that way. Not ideal, but she should’ve said straight away that they were talking to the wrong person.

She gave my line manager a right b*llocking for not telling her that I’d gone for it, and my line manager said that it wasn’t certain I’d got the job (even though it was) just to get her off her case and to buy me a bit more time.

As soon as she found out, she got on to HER boss to tell him I might be leaving. And not only that, she told another one of my colleagues that I might be too. So totally unprofessional.  Had I not got the job and she told her boss that I might be leaving, that would have put me in such an awkward situation. I’m so angry with her it’s untrue.

I’ve asked for an exit interview. I swear, if I wasn’t leaving, I’d be going through the grievance procedure right about now….


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What I wanted to say:


For the last two years you have treated me like shit and made me feel like I am rubbish at my job. You don’t seem to be happy unless you’re picking on someone. Well, from now on, that person isn’t me.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for making me realise what a bitch you are.

I also want to thank you for all you have not done for me in my employment here. It has been sheer torture working for you and representing what you believe to be a happy team. Why don’t you ask everyone what they really think of you?

I have been offered a job elsewhere which I am going to take. It was a very easy decision to make, and I didn’t need to think twice. In fact, my new boss has already taken me out for coffee and bought me lunch.

My last torturous day of being in your company will be January 5th 2007. There will be a leaving do, but you’re not invited.

If there’s anything I can do to help with the transferring of my responsibilities, don’t bother asking because I won’t do it.

Oh and by the way, no matter how hard you try, you’re never going to look like Sharon Osbourne, so stop trying.

Sincerely yours (yeah right)


p.s Since writing this I have won the lottery and have bought the company. Since you can’t manage your way out of a paper bag – you’re fired. Fuck you!!




What I actually wrote:


As required by my contract of employment, I hereby give you one month’s notice of my intention to leave my position of IT Training Officer.

I have decided that it is time to move on and have accepted a position elsewhere. This was not an easy decision and took a lot of consideration. However, I am confident that my new role will help me to move towards some of the goals I have for my career.

I expect my last day of work to be January 5th 2007. Please be assured that I will do all that I can to assist in the smooth transfer of my responsibilities before leaving.

I wish both you and the Department every good fortune and would like to thank you for having me as part of your team.

Yours Sincerely,


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Apology and Update

Wow, it’s been ages since my last post. And no. It’s not because I’ve been playing The Sims, that obsession has worn off a little bit now.

The reason I’ve been so quiet on the blog front is because I have a big mouth. If there’s something going on in my life and I write a post, I post about what’s going on in my life. And I didn’t want to until I knew……

Last Tuesday, I got a call from a recruitment agency. They’d put me forward for a job, and the company had picked my CV and decided they wanted to see me for an interview.

I had my interview last Thursday. I was fairly confident the interview went well and was pretty sure I’d get called back for a second interview. But I couldn’t be sure.

On Friday, I got a call from the recruitment agency telling me that they were really impressed with me and wanted me back for a second interview. But I still didn’t want to post.

My second interview was yesterday. Once again, I was quite optimistic. From my point of view, the interview went really well, but I didn’t know what they thought.

Today I got a call from the agency.

The company want me!

Out of all the applicants, THEY have chosen ME!!!

I couldn’t be happier.

It’s a big law firm in the middle of Birmingham. The money is better. The prospects are better. I can get the train into work every morning which means that now hubby is working at home, we can sell one of the cars as we don’t need both.

It’s a secure job with one of the top 100 companies to work for.

I was that happy, I shed a tear. So I’m sure you’ll all forgive me for being on the quiet front this week. I didn’t want to get my hopes up, just in case, and I would’ve felt awful had I not been successful.

But now, I can smile, safe in the knowledge that as of January 8th 2007, I no longer have to work for TWWOTW!!

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Bitter Sweet Blues

So, hubby has a new job. I’m chuffed to pieces.

I don’t have a new job. That makes me blue.

I went to a works leaving do tonight. Three people where I work at my base (even though I haven’t worked there since April) have left in quick succession, so tonight was the meal and the formal goodbyes. Don’t get me wrong, everyone who’s left deserves to move on to bigger and better things, I just wish I was one of them.

Hubby played taxi for me tonight, and when he picked me up, I got in the car and I cried. It just felt odd. I haven’t been part of that team now since April. The only people (with exception for one or two) have now left. I just didn’t feel like I belonged. But I don’t belong at my secondment place either. The only option for me is to get a new job and a new start. But no one wants to employ a trainer who’s only worked in the NHS, regardless of the fact that I have a qualification and can learn new things quickly to then pass on and train to other people. None of that matters.

I’d love to go back into dental nursing, I loved the job (for a dental story, pop over to Zuzula) and I was bloody good at it. Unfortunately, the pay is shit. So do I go for a job that I love and that I’m good at and get paid no money for it or go for a job that I’m good at, but at the moment don’t really enjoy that much, although that could just be because it’s the NHS.I just can’t win.So I’m feeling really dejected and a bit crap about myself.

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SmilerThis post is dedicated to my hubby.

I would like you all to offer him a HUGE congratulations on getting a new job!!

I’d also like to say a big thank you to MBM for telling him about the job in the first place.

You see that picture just up there, on the left? That’s the grin I’ve had on my face today. I’m so pleased for him as I know how unhappy he’s been at work recently.

It’s going to pay more, so he’ll actually get the salary he deserves, he can work from home, he’ll get a top spec laptop, a mobile phone, and our broadband connection paid for.

Well done, babe!! I’m really proud of you!

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Girlie Weekend

Tomorrow, straight after work, I’m going to Rhyl, in North Wales for a girlie weekend with the girls I’m working with at the secondment. There are five of us going. Two of us are married, one of us is living with someone and two of us are single. A nice mixture.

It should be a good weekend. We come back Sunday lunchtime. I am looking forward to it, just for a break, but it’s going to be weird being there without my husband.

Since we’ve been together (it’ll be two years in Feb), we’ve never had a single weekend apart. We didn’t live together for the first six months of our relationship, but we still spent every weekend together. And since we’ve lived together, we haven’t spent a night apart.

What if he decides he prefers being without me??

It’ll be fine, I’m sure it will, but I have to admit that I’m going to miss him. It’s just gonna be a bit weird is all.

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I can’t believe it’s Thursday already. Boss let me go home early today as I’ve worked late every night this week. I had a personal thankyou from my boss at secondment to thank me for all my hard work this week and over the last few months!

Monday night was gym. Tuesday night was shopping. Wednesday night was spent filling in application forms. Tomorrow night is gym. I don’t get a lie in Saturday coz I’ve got to get up early to go have my flu jab. But at least I get to chill out tonight.

There’s a job which sounds quite promising. I’m waitng for a guy from a recruitment agency to get back to me. He said he would by the end of today. Guess I’ll just have to wait and see. Think positive thoughts for me though!

Another guy back at base handed his notice in yesterday. I’m being left behind. It’s not fair. I know the right job will turn up, I’m just not very good at the waiting game. Patience has never been one of my strong points!!

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