Friday, February 1, 2013
Karma, You... You're Late!
I haven't given out the Thingy award in quite some time, but I must acknowledge two former co-workers who stuck it out during some very bad times and managed to turn the tables on some very bad people.
After the Great Lay-off Debacle in 2009, it took me a year to get a part time job. I was ecstatic. It felt so good driving to work in the morning with all the road ragers. I finally felt useful. But, things went downhill fairly rapidly. The woman I had interviewed with was awesome. She was someone I would have gotten along with. Unfortunately, a week after I was hired, she retired. Red flags, already. A ditzy valley-girl type, who had no business management skills, took her place. To get an idea of the type of person she was, her last name changed three times in a span of seven months. I knew things were going to be bad because her only reason for coming into work each morning was to think up stoopid contests, plan parties, and think of what food theme we'd have at our monthly meeting. The actual day to day business, she left for others to handle. She had her favorite employees (all men) and treated them with rewards and bonuses.
I know I have mentioned in previous posts, the arse-hole co-worker who would hide in his car, making phone calls and taking naps. Well, I also learned a few employees were having coitus, using the company's apartment, whilst supposed to be working. They were working, alright. Working up a sweat. Hey, what they did, not my biz, until I was handed the boinkers work to do, plus my own. Yeah, don't mess with a girl who was going through the mother of all depressions. I quit.
My two co-workers hung in there. Finally one had to quit to keep her sanity, but she still fought to have the truth come out. They both kept records of times, and boinker activity, plus some stuff, my pal said I don't even know about.
Karma, the beyotch, stopped by last Wednesday, and my former boss, and two others have been fired. It's rather a hollow victory for me, but in the end, the good guys won.
Kudos to 'Nick' and 'Nora.' You are wonderful, wonderful people.