Today I am getting laid off.
It has been a rather tumultuous work experience here at this “top university” which I work for… for the next couple of hours at least. I can’t say I am sad to leave this institution because it has caused nothing but financial burden and like any bad relationship it has all been pretty much one sided; I talk to HR and they don’t listen. Listening is a major skill set in a relationship, just an FYI.
This has been a process that officially began in October. It has been one of the most stressful and vicious roller coasters ever…
Luckily I was offered a job with the new company that bought us out… and they expressed how much they wished for me to join their company… their family.
I opened my offer letter… they offered me $12,000 more, and THEY pay for my insurance. She told me I could review this offer in my desk, I told her I would rather stay and have them come back in when I was ready. Truth was, I was afraid the numbers would change, and that my astigmatism would say, “AHA!! I got you again! BWAHAHAHA!!!”
… I just received my notice. Kind of disappointment it wasn’t pink, instead it was an oppressive looking folder with white and manilla colored paper.
Goodbye falsely labeled “top school.” You have proven to be neither academically brilliant (their passing scores for nursing, and law are ridiculously low, my alma matter kicks ass), nor have you proven to be an exceptional competitive place to work like you so like to advertise.
My only consolation is that I am reaping the only benefit I truly cared about; free tuition. No one can say no to free tuition, especially one trying to get into grad school 🙂
I am off to Baltimore tomorrow. I will see “Martha Stewart”, my Jules, my person (if you watch Grey’s Anatomy you know what I mean).
I wish you all the most amazing Hump Day. May it be filled full of camels meandering about the office 🙂