I’m Out.

I tendered my resignation to the Co-Op today.

Tendered is probably the wrong word. I wrote and paced and muttered and edited and wrote some more until I had something that Rachel and Arwen both liked (thanks for being my sounding boards, both), and did not contain the phrase ‘sodden pile of wank’.

It was time. It went from being the best of jobs, even in the pouring rain or free-skating around jackknifed B-Line buses on black ice, to being something I dreaded. The fault lies solely at the hands of Tech Boss, and I made that abundantly clear in my letter.

Management probably won’t care. They didn’t care when Rock Boss was driven out. But I don’t want to work for a company that doesn’t care about me, a company that doesn’t acknowledge its mistakes. A boss that has cut my hours by 85%.

I am worried about money, but I’m optimistic that something will come along. I’m not that niche. I can teach, but I can also drive, pump gas, write, fold clothes, work a cash register, interpret animal behavior, answer phones, navigate the city, cook, grow plants, shelve books, and make investment strategies simple to understand. And that’s just the stuff I can think of right now.

Unlike Tech Boss, I can also punctuate correctly, and spell and choose words with precision.

The Co-Op just lost an astonishing asset. Too bad for them.

7 Comments to “I’m Out.”

  1. By rachel, March 11, 2011 @ 9:20 am

    You deserve an employer who appreciates you and treats you right! You did the right thing.

  2. By elswhere, March 11, 2011 @ 9:24 am

    What Rachel said! It’s too bad you had to leave out “sodden pile of wank”; it is such an excellent phrase. I guess it is for the best, though.

  3. By Stephanie, March 11, 2011 @ 9:51 am

    I’m bummed for you, but also optimistic. I hate when good jobs become nightmares because of a single person.

  4. By Arwen, March 11, 2011 @ 2:07 pm

    I have watched you get less happy about this job, until it no longer is the joy it was. Hoping for more joy for you elsewhere.

  5. By Liz, March 11, 2011 @ 2:13 pm

    Thanks, all.

    Since this morning’s rebranding, I don’t even know if I want to be a member. Sodden pile of wank indeed.

  6. By clara, March 11, 2011 @ 7:26 pm

    Wow! Good / scary for you! But mostly good.

    I am scared to know about this morning’s rebranding. I guess they feel they have to compete with Zipcar. But still.

    Take your talents elsewhere!

  7. By Deb, March 11, 2011 @ 11:03 pm

    It’s always sad when something great turns to crap because of schmucks. Good for you to get out of there. Onward and upward!

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