Tuesday, March 2, 2010

In the words of Lady Catherine de Bourgh...

...I have never been thus treated in my entire life!

I handed in my resignation at one of my jobs last week.

I won't bore you with all the details but I do want to document. good, bad...

or humiliating.

I was called last night at midnight by the office manager telling me they had called me on Friday but hadn't heard back and had covered my hours and I didn't need to come back in.

ummm... my paycheck? my therapy supplies? my games and toys? hello! and btw, NO ONE called me on Friday!

So I called her back at 7 this morning and said fine but no one called me on Friday and I still had stuff to get.

She tried to nail me down on a time to come in and I thought that was weird. Until I got to the school. And was asked to sit in the waiting area and wait for the manager. Again, weird. Who then proceeded to escort me through the building like a common criminal, watch me while I gathered my things like I was going to steal their things, and escorted me back out to my car. I don't know if I got all my things. I didn't get to say good bye to any of the therapists who I actually enjoyed working with, any of the kids I dearly loved, or the teachers who I collaborated with. I didn't get to bring treats tomorrow like I thought I would. I had steeled myself when I resigned last week that they might invite me to just leave. But they hadn't. They had agreed to my finishing out two weeks. And then they did this.

I feel better about leaving now.

I don't regret not working for them any more.

I appreciate my current/new boss with a whole new level of respect.

And I haven't decided NOT to give them a piece of my mind. But I doubt it would do any good.


Heather said...

This is for real?? So after you handed in a proper resignation, they then turned around and fired you before your two weeks?? Something seems fishy to me. Can you collect unemployment then? I'm so sorry Liz, I personally know how great you are and I definitely think a higher power led you to your decision. I pray that only the best comes out of this for you!! Love you and miss you!!

Grandma Jan said...

Good luck and all the best. You are a great worker and a wonderful speech therapist. I have never resigned without fulfilling an additional two weeks. Something is fishy somewhere. You don't deserve this from them but I'm happy that you do have a boss that respects the wonderful person that you are. Hoping March gets better and better. We'll do our part here in MN to help add rest, relaxation and fun to the agenda later this month.

Alisha Harris said...

I can not believe the star of our study group was treated so unfairly. I hope you don't give them a second thought you are much better than that. So sorry to hear about it

Liz&Meg said...

thanks guys. the founder of the school is a very high profile Arkansan and I think I'm going to contact her. I really don't think they would be happy with how I was treated.