I Got Fired!

alicia in a small town i got firedOn Friday at 4:20 pm I was called into a conference room to face the firing squad. Call me crazy, but I knew it was coming. They hired a new guy and trained him to do everything that I do. They had meetings and lunches without me. I KNEW something was up, but I had no choice but to wait it out. Yes, I got fired.

So, when they called me in and I saw the solemn faces, that feeling in the pit of my stomach gave way to relief. I had been going on a week wondering when it would happen and I was making myself sick with worry. Instead of worrying, now I began to think of the things I no longer had to worry about. I would no longer be bringing work home with me every night and have to sit at my computer until midnight to complete reports or testing for a website that I hated. I was no longer going to have to keep up with a stupid iPhone and make sure to answer it at all hours of the night. I was no longer going to have to get up at 5:00 in the morning to do extra work and drop my kids off outside the school before it opened just so that I could make it to work before everyone else and have their daily reports ready for them. Yes, I was relieved.

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Don’t get me wrong, I’m still a little freaked out. And I’m still a little angry. Do I feel that they were justified in firing me? Yes and no. Was that job my top priority? No. But at times, when it wasn’t right to, I made it a priority. A person should never have to put a job before their kids, and that is exactly what they expected me to do. I felt guilty every day when I would drop my kids off and know that when I picked them up that evening, I still wouldn’t be able to play with them and do things that a good mom would.

Right now though, I’m looking at this is a wonderful opportunity. Yes, I got fired, but so many wonderful things can come from this. Yes, this is an opportunity that I would have passed up had I not been forced to go this route. Sure, it’s scary as hell, but we do some of our best work when we are scared out of our minds. I have looked and applied for a few jobs already. I have a small severance package that will be coming in, and I have decided that right now is not the time to worry; instead it’s time to celebrate with my kids. Momma’s home boys, and this time she’s not bringing work with her!

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5 thoughts on “I Got Fired!

  1. Sorry to hear this news but I’m sure you will come out on top. As they say when one door closes a window opens. 🙂 I love reading your fb posts & blogs. You have such a great attitude & keep me laughing. You are inspirational. Enjoy your extra time with your boys!! It goes by sooo fast. No job is worth losing that precious time.

    1. Thank you! I’m keeping a positive attitude about it and really looking forward to having this time at home with the boys. And we enjoyed a wonderful day at the park today! I forgot what it was like to relax and play like a kid instead of reading and responding to emails while they played!

  2. I had a job like that and it drove me to a total breakdown which lead to me taking a job and huge paycut and a life ….Thank God I got out of there. Employers have NO RIGHT TO YOU AFTER 8 – 9 HOURS except in an emergency.

    1. I’m thankful that they got rid of me before it got to that point. I can tell you that my guilt was getting to me pretty awful about spending so much time away from the boys, but I was still struggling to find some sort of balance. Now, I can say that anything from the time that I pick them up from school and until they go to bed at night will be completely their time with me… No more letting work take control of that! 🙂

  3. Well there is a bright side to every dark side. It is great to hear you say all the things that “you will not miss” and lack of family time being one of them. You have already started seeing the up side this situation. This is a good thing!!!

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