Sunday, August 27, 2006
I haven't one. A job, that is. After being on paid administrative leave for a week and going around and around with the university human resources people, they determined that the termination will stand. The reason my crazy ex-boss gave? That I wasn't finishing projects on time. I graduated in four years, with two majors. While holding down two jobs. Finishing shit on time is the name of my game. And the thing is, she's just flat out lying. There was nothing, I repeat nothing for me to do. She acknowledged it many times. She even told me I could bring a book to read when I didn't have anything to do. She ok'd the studying online. Now for her to say that I wasn't finishing projects on time is slander. The real reason she fired me was because I refused to continue to foster a personal relationship with my supervisor (can you tell I've talked to a lawyer) and the best legal reason she could come up with is the ridiculous accusation that I was not completing projects on time. The nerve. So now I have no job, no prospects, and have basically thrown away the last three months of work, vacation time, and sick leave I had accrued. Fucking-A. Oh yeah, and I have bills to pay. And sitting at home by myself all day is definitely not good for my mental health. I get so tired of watching TV or reading or cleaning. There are only so many things you can do to occupy your time before you are going crazy for want of human interaction. And it is too damn hot to do anything fun outside. Stupid Austin in the middle of August. Basically life is not very awesome right now. Now I have to start back at square one and find another menial job just so I can pay the rent. Suck. I miss the college life something fierce. Things were so easy this time a year ago. I wish I could go back to it. I would appreciate it so much more now that I know how much the real world sucks.