Never to me, of course, but it was bound to happen eventually. Everyone gets fired at some point or another.
Last week I was let go from my job. I'd be lying if I said I didn't see it coming. I always thought they would eventually fire me. Of course, through no fault of my own. I just was a data enterer, letter writing, bulk mailing kinda gal. The position wasn't really important. The money was shit but the benefits were great and it was such good timing that we had Cannon while I was still employed with full benefits.
Anyway, the girl who held the position before was fired just after her one year mark. I made it one year and three weeks. It's pretty easy to make mistakes when you write a gazillion letters a day and are at the mercy of your latest mail merge. Mistakes happen even more so when you just had a baby, went back to work two weeks early, and your mind isn't really in the game.
It was a pretty hostile work environment to begin with but when I went back, I knew something wasn't right. My mistakes were being tallied. I received quite the bullet-ed list of all my errors. I didn't argue just because I knew that place wasn't for me. I was overqualified and didn't want to fight to stay at a job I didn't want anyway.
Eh. C'est la vie.
The real question is... now what? I've never not worked. I don't know what it's like to not have a job to do. I know I have a baby to care for but I've just never not had a job.
Do I embrace unemployment and be a "stay at home mom" for a little while... or do I jump back in and look for something that is more "me?"
I have to figure out health insurance now, navigate unemployment, and learn what it means to be frugal. All of those factors make me want to find another opportunity as soon as possible.
Another day of writing for 31 minutes this month...