Buddy Which Way Do I Turn? I've Become Another Unemployment Statistic.
|Which way do I turn?|
As the person with the highest seniority in our office I thought it unlikely that I would be having one of those tender tete'a'tetes that inform you that you position was being eliminated. This afternoon, however, I was advised that, in fact, my position is being eliminated as of July 11. I was not to take it personally. Huh?!! I am a union member and HR is telling me that I cannot bump people who have been employees for several months simply because they were hired at a higher level because they were a friend of someone. Also, because I wasn't a golden child I did not get reclassified when everyone else did which is what made the difference.
Yes, I am filing a grievance. Yes, I am angry - and yes, at the moment I am feeling a bit whiney too. I afraid to lose health insurance. I'm angry that I did more that was in my job description because I "had the knowledge" and I'm angry at myself for playing nice and not making waves. I was told anyone else who took my job after me would most likely not be asked to to do these duties. I played nice, did what asked without complaining and I'm the one with a lay-off. I wish someone would explain why this make me happy.
Okay - that's my rant. Thanks for stopping by. If you hear of a part time job I could do from my comfy home chair - let me know where to apply!