mage67 (mage67) wrote,

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My month in hell

OK, I've been away awhile.

My life has been hellish for the past month and it's taken all my efforts to get it out of the crapper. I'm now treading water, so my life is manageable for now.

For those of you who don't know, I lost my job in several weeks ago. I was working at my old job for about 2 1/2 years and was let go abruptly and without respect. I used to work 3 days a week in 12 hour shifts on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. After I left work on Monday morning, I got an email 2 hours before I was to head into work on Friday. I was simply told I didn't need to come in that day. I had to phone to confirm it and I thought there was just no work that day. I had to ask many questions before my supervisor would finally reveal that I was fired for no good reason and without any warning whatsoever.

There was a lot of downsizing at my workplace and about 90% of my department was let go since September, but I survived all that because I'm very good at my job. However, my bosses were also fired before me and I was left with a new boss that was a total ass. I made do, but she let me go simply because she didn't like me personally, even though almost everyone else at work did. She could have told me on Monday so that I could filed for unemployment payments or looked for a job that week, but she wanted to make sure the effect encompassed maximum cruelty on me and resulted in minimal responsibility on her part.

The loss of my job came at a really bad time, because I'm trying to close on a co-op apartment, so now I had the added fun of trying to find a new place to live and find a new job at the same time.

I'm now at a new job for far less pay and worse hours, but I had to get anything I could fast so I could still have a chance to close on my co-op and not lose my deposit.

I'm not out of the woods yet, but things are looking a bit better. A friend of mine blames all my problems on Mercury being in retrograde (as it was during September 11th). If only it was that simple.

Things have been downhill since September 11th. I used to work on the 106th floor of the WTC and knew a lot of people who died there. I used to work across the street at 1 Liberty Plaza, and that building is a loss now too. I've been in "crisis management" mode for myself and others since then.

I'm still wading through closing on my co-op and my new job where I'm still not certain of all the circumstances and hours I have to be here.

Sorry I've neglected LiveJournal for so long, but I think I had an adequate excuse at least.

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