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#1 Old 01-27-2004, 03:14 PM
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I'm at my desk right now, sobbing because I can't do anything and I'm not allowed to leave.



I have a month for Sarah and Patricia to like me. So, that means I have a month to find another job.



I can't describe how incredibly low I feel right now.
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#2 Old 01-27-2004, 03:17 PM
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??? I'm so confused. I thought eveything was going ok?
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#3 Old 01-27-2004, 03:18 PM
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Yeah, so did I.
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#4 Old 01-27-2004, 03:20 PM
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I'm confused, you get a raise, now u almost lose your job.
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Yup. I'm confused too. I got a raise. My raise is official.



I also was told today that, unless Sarah, etc see "significiant and radical improvement" in 1 month, then "serious actions" will be taken.



One day, I'm told I'm doing a good job. Then the next I'm not.
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What are you doing that is so bad? Do they explain what needs to be improved?
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I can't stop crying. I've been crying for over an hour and I can't seem to stop. I just want to go home.
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Krista, are you getting enough sleep? Sometimes that can really throw a person's perception off. (Tell me about it--I'm operating on four hours of sleep right now.)

Q: How many poets does it take to change a light bulb? A: 1001...one to change the bulb, 1000 to say it's already been done.
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#10 Old 01-27-2004, 03:43 PM
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Is it "Big Boob Envy" ? ( my sad attempt at trying to cheer you up)
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Krista, are you getting enough sleep? Sometimes that can really throw a person's perception off. (Tell me about it--I'm operating on four hours of sleep right now.)



Unfortunately, I got 9 hours sleep last night. I went to bed early, just in case it was a rough review.



And yes, my boobs are bigger then their's. I think it's personality envy, however.
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I think it's personality envy, however.



Meaning, you have one? I'm sorry Krista. I wish the job market was better. This job has been nothing but grief no matter how hard you try.
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#13 Old 01-27-2004, 04:02 PM
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heeh Christy, yes I have one.



I don't understand what just happened; I got a raise, and then they tell me I suck. It was bizarre really. Some of their points were wrong; fundamentally wrong. Lies, in fact. I tried defending myself and they refused to listen. Then I started to get angry. Then I stopped speaking.



I can deal with the parts that I don't do as good as them; I can't deal with lies. Lies I don't appreciate. Some of this crap was lies.
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Are there books out there about how to adopt someone else's personality? Maybe you could make a present out of that book.

Q: How many poets does it take to change a light bulb? A: 1001...one to change the bulb, 1000 to say it's already been done.
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This job has been nothing but grief no matter how hard you try.



Yes, this seems to be the case. Have you been looking for another job? What about your goal to further your education and earning a teaching certificate? Have you looked into this more?



I'm sorry. I hope something good comes up for you soon.
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I don't know what the job market is where you live, but if this position is making you an emotional wreck, sad as leaving a job may be, you may have to move on. Unfortunatley, people in authority sometimes just do not know how to get their points across in an effective manner.
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Yes, this seems to be the case. Have you been looking for another job? What about your goal to further your education and earning a teaching certificate? Have you looked into this more?



I'm sorry. I hope something good comes up for you soon.



I was hoping to stay here for the rest of the year to save enough money. Not going to happen. Again. Remind me why I dream and make plans.



<deleting a comment that came out the wrong way>
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Hey, God loves the mentally disabled kid just as much as he loves you. I've known people who held job that humbled them, and they said it was worth it.

Q: How many poets does it take to change a light bulb? A: 1001...one to change the bulb, 1000 to say it's already been done.
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Sorry, I'n very angry right now. Didn't mean to snap.
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You seem to have an awful time at your job most of the time - maybe it's time to look for another one anyway?



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I'm really sorry to hear this, Krista. I've worked for crazy people, too, and I know how tough it is. You try and try to understand them, and to figure out how to satisfy them. But (as my gf says) you can't use the logic wrench on the crazy bolt. It just won't work.



I truly hope that things will improve for you. You deserve a job that makes you feel competent, productive and satisfied.
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well, as a lowly retail salesperson i must say that nobody is less of a good person or necessarily worse off in life because they don't have a high-status office job. that being said, if the job makes you miserable you have to find something else, it's not worth it. if you have to take a lesser paying job in order to not rip your hair out by the end of the day, so be it.

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I lived off almost nothing for 2 years. cry. The idea of doing it again.



Perhaps I should look into stripping. I hear they pay well.
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Thanks everyone for being nice and letting me whine.



I've since stopped crying, but expect it to start again once my eyes stop hurting.



I'm going to tell my mother I was laid off and given 1 month's notice. That is a common thing in Edmonton, so it wouldn't be far off. I know, it's a lie, but my mother (for her sanity as well as mine) would be able to handle a "layoff" over a "fire".



I don't know how to descibe how I feel right now. To be told that your best isn't good enough.
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I just realized...I'm 6 vacation days in the hole b/c of my trip to my parents.



My boss cleared it b/c he said I could make back the days throughout the year. He never mentioned that he was planning to fire me when I got back.



******* prick.
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#28 Old 01-27-2004, 09:09 PM
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*sigh* people are soooo stupid. i hope you feel better Krista...theres probably another job waiting for you.A much better one infact

ps-sorry, that was a lame but i meant well
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I'm so sorry Krista you have to go through this crap.
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Krista, sorry to hear!

But maybe it's a blessing...it's made you so unhappy so if you get fired, be proud of yourself for not giving up (i sure as hell would have from what you've said) and move on to a job where talents can be shown and where you can be happy)
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