Monday, June 15, 2009

Things I Won't Miss About Work

So some of you know, others don't; I'm losing my job in about 2 weeks. My contract expired and my boss declined to renew it. It's complicated, but it basically boils down to money. I've made no secret to my friends how unhappy I've been, so this will hopefully be a bit of a blessing in disguise. If I'm still unemployed in six months, I may reconsider. Anyway, I thought I'd make a list of things I won't be missing about working where I work.

  • Skipping my lunch break everyday because I've been assigned too much work

  • The mistaken belief of a couple of my coworkers that quoting movies instead of responding to comments like a normal human being somehow equals comedy.

  • Feeling like my head will explode from stress.

  • Small southern women.

  • Constant (inaccurate) comments by people from the south about how much better it is.

  • Dreading waking up.

  • Getting called in on the weekends because we're understaffed and someone called in sick.

  • Doing the job of 2 people for 1 person's paycheck.

  • Eating crappy frozen meals for lunch everyday.

I give losing my job one sideways-pointing thumb. Good? Bad? Who knows.