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Scary evening

December 20th, 2012 at 05:53 pm

Yesterday I went home from work not knowing if my boss would be back today. She had a run-in with Mean Girl (yes, she's still here, and more powerful than ever). Later she tearfully confessed to me that she thought she would be fired. When I left for the day, she had just been called into the big boss' office. All night I thought about what it would be like if she were fired, and whether my job was safe.

Today all seems to be well. She and the big boss came to an agreement, so we will stumble on. We really have to get rid of Mean Girl, though. If only the boss could see through her. She's poison.

It certainly made me think about what I would do if I found myself suddenly unemployed. I decided I would start to draw Social Security, even though I am only 63, and try to find a part-time job. I don't think it is viable to find a full-time job at the age of 63 in this economic climate. It was a scary evening, mulling over these things.

Today I contributed $7 toward a Christmas gift for my boss, and paid the Comcast bill - $43.

Outdoors the rain is starting to turn to sleet, and promising to be snow this evening. It may be a rough commute, but better on the train than on the highway.

When I get home, I get to babysit my grandsons, so Mom & Dad can have a "civil dinner together." I'll have to quickly hide the unwrapped gifts when I get home! I'm really tired (all that tossing and turning last night) but I'm going to do this for them. I'm going to let them unwrap a couple of Christmas books, and I hope that will keep them toned down, for a little while, at least.

4 Responses to “Scary evening”

  1. snafu Says:

    Hope your day is terrific and a truce has been worked out between your boss, her foe and the Boss. Enjoy grandsons as they will surely act 'civilized' at Grans if they believe she expects it. Sure little boys are loud and a bit rowdy but we all know they live up to expectations.

    If you feel the least unsure about current employment, I suggest creating a new resume for 2013 using one of the newer formats and highlighting a couple of recent accomplishments. It also helps to note anything you've done to add value for the employer on your calendar all through 2013. We easily forget those extras tasks that aren't in job descriptions.

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    That IS scary to contemplate. I get emails from this one job site and all the "copy editing/proofreading" positions they send me for my area are either from staffing agencies (meaning temp/contract work) or they're part-time receptionist/admin jobs (not sure how that even qualifies!). It freaks me out; I think full-time employment with benefits is becoming less and less common. Makes me want to hang onto my current job, even though it's not perfect!

  3. My English Castle Says:

    Disputes at work always upset me. I thought of you last night when DD and I took the train home from downtown Chicago. How wonderful it is!

  4. CB in the City Says:

    I do head north, but my train stops at Waukegan, so we probably weren't on the same train!

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