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.


mike b said...

hang in there dude. only a couple of weeks left. It feels f-ing amazing once you get out. you'll get something way better soon enough.

Stanley said...

Coming soon: "The Summer of Nick".

Brace yourself, Portland!

JessPDX said...

I have no doubt you'll find something far better... just look at me - it took three separate tries to nail something down, but I managed to stay away from the biz! Anyway... I'll be buying you lunch this summer, as so many people have done for me during my jobless days. Good luck out there!

Shannon L. Cheesman said...

I am a firm believer that things always happen for a reason. You'll land on your feet just fine and in the end will be so much happier. The stress is definitely BAD in the news biz (it's been killing me for years). I'm actually jealous.