My position was abolished today. I have to find a new job. What’s new with you?
Early in April, I resigned from my position. I was offered a promotion as an incentive to stay on. I stupidly accepted. About a month later, the Senior VP who promoted me was fired. The writing was on the wall.
This week I reached my breaking point and decided it was time to stop playing nice with the other slaves. Things came to a head this morning when I told my boss I was completely ready, willing and able to play nice if the company was prepared to do the same. I issued an ultimatum of sorts. Things had to change or they had to let me go.
They opted to let me go. It’s a relief, actually. I realize there are so many people who are looking for a job, desperately, and would say I’m an idiot for doing what I did. Maybe. Probably. I know I would have been a basket case in a matter of weeks if things kept going the way they were.
Well, as the HR director told me: “When one door closes, another one opens.”