50 Days to Unemployment (and Counting)

I can’t believe there are only 50 days left before freedom.

I keep hearing threats from different sources that I will be offered a contract. No paperwork has come across my desk so I have to work with August 27th as my end date.

It is actually kind of nice to hear this from people who have absolutely no say in the hiring and firing of staff. One even thinks I will be offered a big fat raise.


He hasn’t been with this company long enough to know that WILL NOT HAPPEN.

I have been trying to come up with a number that will be the lowest I will accept. As I get closer to the day, considering the ongoing craziness, changes that make staying even more difficult, that number gets bigger.

This is how it will all go down:

  1. At the eleventh hour I will receive an email or call requesting a meeting.
  2. I will be presented with paperwork offering me a contract for what I am being paid now but of course, I would be contract and have no benefits so I would technically be paid less.
  3. They will expect me to fall to my knees in gratitude but I will give them a song and dance about how I have loved working here, how the people have been amazing (this is mostly true) but I will have to decline. I will diplomatically state, with respect, that I have been underpaid and that it is unacceptable.
  4. We’ll all get up and shake hands. I’ll go back to cleaning my desk and making information more accessible for the poor people who remain and they will call an agency to send a temporary replacement, who will, when all is said and done, cost them twice as much and will take easily twice as long to do the same job.

And all will be right with the world.

Technically speaking, I have 30 actual days of work. 14 of those 50 days are weekends and there are six furlough days to be used up. Of course, there is a matter of the 19+ days of vacation I haven’t used.

As much as I may giggle when I think about using all my vacation days before my end date, I won’t unless I come across an amazing opportunity and I will have to use them to get the job and save my severance.

The potential wrench in all of this?

What if they offer my minimum?


~ by angryegg on July 8, 2010.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: