I usually tend not to share much of my personal life here, but I think that’s something I’m going to try and change. I know its one of the reasons I read and follow so many of the blogs that I do. I love getting to know the person behind the pictures, getting little peaks into their lives and such.
So this week I’m on a little bit of a vacation. I don’t know if it’s funny how it happened or a little embarrassing, either way I’m really happy with how things went down. Let me start from the beginning.
Last Monday I put in my two week notice at my current position. I had been searching for a new job for a while, and I had had a couple offers, but nothing that would put me in a better position than I was currently in, which was miserable. I really despised my job and most of the managers and directors I worked with. This was the general consensus among most of my coworkers and we were ALL looking for an opportunity to get out. Empty promises were being made on the reg, no one ever had an opportunity to advance, and when shit hit the fan the managers/directors were quick to start pointing fingers. Let me tell you, it was a real fun way to spend your day. It was very authoritarian and there was no creative energy or freedom to explore alternative solutions.
Well my chance finally came – I was offered a position at another company, a fun company where, when I interviewed, everyone seemed weirdly happy. Plus it seemed like the person I would report to directly was normal, kind and seemed like a good boss. I was ecstatic to say the least. Plus, I’ll go from drive 60+ minutes (each way) every day in downtown LA traffic to a gentle 15 minutes up and down the coast.
Well about two days into my two week notice, I received an email from HR scheduling my exit interview. Pretty standard practice, I had seen many people receive such an email (mostly because they had such a high turnover). What I had never noticed before, because I never read one personally, was that after the interview was over I would need to report back to my immediate supervisor until they released me (aka allowed me to go home).
Well, that didn’t sit well with me. I’ve never been too fond of someone telling me what to do, and I was over this company treating its employees like indentured servants. So I forwarded the email to one of my co-workers with a little message from myself. There was a shit and a fuck mixed into the email (completely unprofessionally for a inter-office email).
So if you’re putting two and two together… yes, that email also went back to HR (must Google how not to attach original sender when forwarding a meeting request in Outlook) and my manager brought me into the human resources office the following Friday and said they would accept my resignation effective immediately. He was pretty pissed, and although I tried to say it wasn’t personal and I had no hard feelings on my end, he wasn’t feeling the same way. Honestly, I didn’t care. I HATED that place. My biggest worry was that my co-worker that I send the email would get in trouble. He called me later that night and said they met with him and were pretty angry, asking why I had sent that email to him, and in the end he might get written up but he didn’t have any ill feelings towards me.
So I’m on vacation this week. I start my new job next Monday and truthfully things couldn’t have turned out better for me. I haven’t had a week (straight) off in over two years! I think it’s always nice to take a break in-between jobs. I am in complete need of a week of R&R. Plus it’s supposed to be hot all week and I need to put some face time in with the Pacific Ocean.
So what do you guys think? Was I a total shithead and I should feel a little be more remorseful toward the whole situation? Or do you think although it’s not the most tasteful way to go out, things happen for a reason? And to think, you just came here for a pumpkin oatmeal smoothie – which is delicious and what I’ll be drinking for breakfast all week.
- ½ cup old fashioned oats
- 1 cup almond milk
- 6 ounce greek yogurt
- 2 bananas
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1-2 teaspoons honey, depending on sweetness preference
- 4-6 ice cubes
- In a blender, add the oats and bend until oats are a fine powder.
- Add the rest of the ingredients, starting with the milk and finishing with the ice cubes.
- If you are using frozen bananas, you can omit the ice cubes.
- Blend until smooth and serve immediately.