Still Awaiting Offers

Evening,

If we were having a coffee this week, it would be accompanied by one of Starbucks’ new raspberry and chocolate muffins.  They’re lovely.

Unfortunately, conversation from my side would be dominated by work again which kind of annoys me because regular readers will know that I don’t treat work as real life so it makes doubly disappointing that it’s been so quiet a week I don’t really have much else to talk about and that I think I’m finally finding this whole idea about being sacked more stressful than I perhaps realise.

Last week you may remember I told you that I seemed to be getting some less than concrete offers from people to stay and fend off my impending redundancy.  On Monday someone came to my desk and asked me if they could have 20 minutes of time to add bits to a job description that they’d been doing for me.  Sadly they sent this to me for my input at 17.35 for 9am the next morning, which are both times that fall outside the working hours of the soon to be unemployed.

Not to be deterred, they organised a meeting and I spent over an hour talking to them about what I could do.

I guess most people would think that this is great, but there are few problems I have with it.

  1. I think I have a greater imagination than the business has budget.  The job I wrote requires more money than just paying my salary and I doubt I’ll be given that.  And while we’re on the subject of money…
  2. When people start talking to me, they think that they’re doing me a favour enabling me to stay.  I appreciate their efforts but I don’t just want to stay – I want something to go at and something that represents progression both in terms of responsibility and remuneration.

On Thursday anyway, still without anything concrete placed in front of me for discussion, HR finally (after so much pressing and so much ignoring me) signed my termination agreement which at least gives me a bargaining position.

The reason I guess it must have been getting more stressful than I realise is that I’ve been sleeping particularly badly this week, from dreams to just waking up throughout the night.  There aren’t, for various reasons, too many people I can talk to about it all.  That sucks for not being able to share and ask for advice as well as other things it stirs up.

As I say, it’s been a quiet week.  Fun stuff only really started this weekend with a shopping trip (without spending anything), a night out (with spending as little as possible!) and a trip to the football today.  I actually also played football today because my team were short on numbers.  My back seems to have survived my 10 minutes, so all good from that point of view.

No new Pokémon this week! Considering the second generation are only a few weeks old, the number of new ones not popping up on my radar is disappointing.  I do have nine 10km eggs to hatch though.

There have been various things I’ve been going to comment on this week that I haven’t yet and they might make more detailed posts next week, so I won’t cover them now.  Just in case you want a teasers:

  • There are yet more things in the news bugging me because I think people have forgotten what’s important while they whinge about political correctness and how badly done to they are;
  • And also I’ve been watching a TV series which is captivating but leaves me feeling kinda hollow inside.

So that’s for next week.  As this one draws rapidly to its close, I hope you’ve had a fun one and that that continues for the next seven days.  Talk to you then.

I’m jealous, I’m overzealous
When I’m down I get real down
When I’m high I don’t come down
But I get angry, baby, believe me
I could love you just like that
And I can leave you just as fast

But you don’t, judge me
‘Cause if you did, baby, I would judge you too
No you don’t, judge me
‘Cause if you did, baby, I would judge you too

‘Cause I got issues, but you got ’em too
So give ’em all to me and I’ll give mine to you
Bask in the glory, of all our problems
‘Cause we got the kind of love it takes to solve ’em
Yeah, I got issues
And one of them is how bad I need you

You do shit on purpose
You get mad and you break things
Feel bad, try to fix things
But you’re perfect, poorly wired circuit
And got hands like an ocean
Push you out pull you back in

‘Cause you don’t, judge me
‘Cause if you did, baby, I would judge you too
No you don’t, judge me
‘Cause you see it from the same point of view

‘Cause I got issues, but you got ’em too
So give ’em all to me and I’ll give mine to you
Bask in the glory, of all our problems
‘Cause we got the kind of love it takes to solve ’em
Yeah, I got issues
And one of them is how bad I need you

I got issues, you got ’em too
And one of them is how bad I need you
I got issues, you got ’em too

‘Cause I got issues, but you got ’em too
So give ’em all to me and I’ll give mine to you
Bask in the glory, of all our problems
‘Cause we got the kind of love it takes to solve ’em
Yeah, I got issues (I got)
And one of them is how bad I need you (You got ’em too)
Yeah, I got issues (I got issues)
And one of them is how bad I need you (You got ’em too)
Yeah, I got issues (I got)
And one of them is how bad I need you

Issues by Julia Michaels

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