Thursday, 20 November 2008

I really do mean it

I know I've said this before, but this time I really do mean it. I'm back.

Without a job.

The last two months have been sheer hell. New Guy and CEO worked hard together to get rid of me. You know something, I don't go down without a fight.

Melinda sorted through all of the "evidence" that I'd gathered and helped me make sense of it all. She then told me to file a grievance for Bullying and Harassment under the Act of Sex Discrimination.

The day that I wrote the grievance to CEO was the day that CEO decided to offer me a deal. He called a meeting in the boardroom at 11am, two hours after he received my letter. He offered me a substantial amount of money to drop the grievance and leave the company. I'm not stupid. I knew that he knew that I had a great hand. And I played off the fact that he knew it.... if that makes sense?

I put my negotiating skills into practice. I listed all the reasons that I should take CEO and New Guy to court. I loved the fact that beads of sweat began to appear on CEO's forehead. His hands trembled slightly. He tripled his offer and I stood up and shook his hand.

"A pleasure doing business with you. My lawyer will contact you."

I picked up my bag and sashayed out of the boardroom. I headed down to Admin and picked up the huge bag of stuff that I'd cleared out from my desk.

Stoner met me at the front entrance. He hugged me tightly. I kissed him on the cheek and left.

I drove straight to Bimbo's. She stopped working a month before she had her beautiful baby girl, with no plans of returning. We celebrated our "leaving do" with a cup of tea and chocolate cake.

23 comments:

Glugster said...

Good for you. I hope CEO paid lots of school fees for that one!

Welcome back!

Missed you!

Hayley-Emsley said...

OMG! I nearly gave up on you!

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Hayley-Emsley said...

Well done you! They don't know what's going to hit them now you have gone...i hope they go bust!

Slyde said...

wow! back from the world of non-blogging!

and as always, an awesome report! Glad to hear you held them over the fire..!

Bruce said...

I think most of us saw this coming.....

(welcome back)

Kitty said...

It's good to 'see' you Elise. I have often wondered how things were going. I'm sure you'll find a new job sooner rather than later.

Welcome back. x

Jamiee Love said...

Good for you! I hope things end up working out for you. Take a look at my blog if you get the chance http://wockaconversations.blogspot.com/ :)

Lily W said...

good luck!!!!

Malach the Merciless said...

YAY! Now I can die in peace!

Cocaine Princess said...

Good grief child where have you been?!

If you're going to be away that long please do us a favor, just drop in and leave a message on your blog telling your readers you're okay!

I've missed you so much!

XOXO,
CP

Trée said...

Welcome back Elise. :-)

Creative Student said...

Congrats! Good to know you have things sorted and have come out on top!

It seems everyone from the summer have had a MASSIVE break from their blogging! I am trying to get back to it myself because it has been nagging at me for months, I couldnt let a good thing go!

I hope you are enjoying a bit of time off and collecting your thoughts, everything happens for a reason and I wish you luck! I look forward to reading more when you post!

Pop in for a catch up soon!

i am the diva said...

WOW! now that's going out in style. Glad you made some profit, any plans for going into business for yourself now that you're done with them?

Polgara said...

So good to see you back, can't wait to read more :0)
Pol x

Pixie said...

Life has been boring without you pet x

Trée said...

Define, "I really do mean it." ;-)

Linda and her Twaddle said...

Glad you are back. I imagine it is hard to feel like updating your blog when things are going pear shaped. Hopefully a good new job will come to you soon.

Natalie said...

You are so brave!!!

roentarre said...

Great to see you back here. Hope you are well as well. I had been going through up and downs in life. Reading your posts bring back so much humanity.

boldly benny said...

Welcome back and congrats on your victory!

Michelle Hix said...

Goodness girl...where ya been? Welcome back. We've missed you! Congrats to Bimbo! Good job with the negotiating. How's solicitor?

angel said...

way to stick it to them and then celebrate!