Friday, November 9, 2012


Today I felt like bailing from my new job.  In five days I sat at four different desks, no supplies, no on-boarding tools, and to top it off, a boss who was surly at every turn.  I don't think I've had someone treat me so poorly - ever!

I had a touch-base call with another person I support and I flat out told her I was considering bailing.  She told me how the project timeline had drastically changed and everything was in disarray, leading the boss to be out of sorts.  Charla told me that they really wanted me to start now rather than risk losing me to another job, just because their project start date got pushed back to January.

All day long I was looking at emails from more recruiters pursuing me and thinking how miserable the current situation was.  I was THIS close to calling my headhunter and telling her I didn't want to come back.  But Charla asked me to return on Monday, that she and Bindu, the other person I support, really wanted me and said things would get better.

I.  Hope.  So.

I've already learned a few things, including Microsoft Outlook, and next week I'll take some training classes on some testing tools I haven't used before so maybe I'll tough it out.  But I'm telling you one thing -- if that snarky girl doesn't straighten out her attitude I'll be gone.

Oh, and they expect me to work the day after Thanksgiving -- I haven't done that in nearly 30 years!  Arghh!!


SusanQuilter said...

The day after Thanksgiving? Welcome to the world of banking!!! But hopefully things will get better there; if not, there's more waiting for you out in the world!

Anonymous said...

Life is too short to be this miserable. If things don't get better, I agree with Sue. There is something better for you out there!
~Joyce in MI

Anonymous said...

~ ditto..I agree w/Susan &meatballs Joyce!..something better is just around the corner for ewe! ;-D