Thursday, July 10, 2008

Almost there...

Today was my second last day at work. And thank christ for that!!!!

I've had my notice in for 8 weeks. Its been so long that leaving doesn't feel real yet. I'll be glad to be out of that place. I can't help but draw comparisons between when a previous workmate left and my leaving. She got a work funded morning tea and lunch. One was planned for me but someone kicked up a stink and it got canceled.

The same coworker who left last year came back to do casual work just as I got transferred. She leaves (again) this week. Last week they took her out to lunch. To thank her for her help. I was asking for an invite and told flat out that I was not welcome to go. My friend (the coworker) felt like crap. She was stuck in the middle. Today was to be the official farewell lunch for both of us. And they refused to go. I stated to the people that I invited, that if the other people went, I would not go. I would not spend my last lunch with these people. I told that to my boss and he accepted it.
He may not have liked it, but he understood. They were not welcome to my last lunch. Other people were so intimidated that they only went because the boss went. And if lunch ran over (which it did, by 3/4 of an hour) then they couldn't get into trouble for it. One person did not go at all because she had been loaded with too much work to take her lunch break.

These people do not talk to me at all. The worst instigator refused to sign a card that was there for me. Which, to be honest, is a relief. There is nothing that she could say that would be either true or nice. She is one of the most genuinely hateful souls I have ever met.

They did a collection and I am surprised that they raised enough money to buy me a pair of socks. But they got me a really pretty pair of earrings. They might not be, but they look to be white gold too. I really don't care if they are surgical steel. Its a small gift, but it takes the edge off the bitterness associated with the memories of that place.

There is only one word to describe my co workers. I'll let Fingers have the honour.

A drumroll please....

15 comments:

phishez_rule said...

Oh, and tomorrow night I'm heading for drinks at the pub near work. I am hoping to be too smashed to recount my last day.

sharnee said...

I'm so pleased that tomorrow is your last day! I can just imagine how much that 8 weeks must've dragged. Hope it finally hits you tomorrow that you're outta there!!! xx

Clyde said...

Sounds like a great place to leave.
So are we invited to the pub ?

MissE said...

Oh. My. God!

What complete and total f***ing wankers!

You are soooooo much better off away from a work environment as toxic as that one sounds. I hope that the universe sees fit to 'reward' the bastards who have been such arses to you in the manner they so richly deserve!

Tis a pity you ain't over here in Adelaide - coz then you could come see a funny play and forget all about it! ;o) for a little while at least.

kelly said...

WTF... Fingers don't leave her hangin like this!

my work is full of asshats like that. Be glad you are outta there!

xl said...

Be happy you are out of there. Best wishes.

fingers said...

Well, my word would be 'cheap'.
But I think the correct answer is CUNTS...

Kezza said...

Right, well you'd have to be bloody stoked to get that shit out of the way. Don't forget to use your last day to tell the self-riteous cunts, in minute detail, where they can go and how much they can fuck 'emselves when they get there.

At least they stumped up for some nice earings, although you still should have looked upset when you got them and started dropping hints about something better!

*adelaine said...

if the colleagues are yuks.. best find a new jon ;)))

Ms Smack said...

Congratulations! Wonderful news :)

Hope you had a smashin' night

xx

Professor said...

they sound like complete and utter prigs! Good luck at your new job and good riddance to those no good mutherfuckers!

phishez_rule said...

Sharnee - it did hit. Eventually.

Clyde - you're more than welcome to join me. Anytime!

MissE - Adelaide sounds great. And its far away from here too!

Kelly - so when do you get out?

XL - Oh, I am!

Fingers - I think 'cunts' is just your word. For any situation.

Kez - I didn't talk to them. I just walked out and left them to their miserable lives.

Adelaine - longtime no see! I am starting a new job in just over a week.

Smack - I surely did!

Prof - you know, I think you described them even better than fingers.

Clyde said...

Bugga, now you tell me---after the event

phishez_rule said...

Serves you right for asking after the event :P

*adelaine said...

ya.. your blog was closed for a while then real life got in the way of blogging. :( i'm back now!! yeaaahhh.. and still in envy of your exciting sex life. hahha