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starting jobs, quitting jobs and a hip hop mix

May 3, 2013


Yo homies! What’s up? You could ask the same of me, you’re thinking. True. I haven’t been around much lately. But I have super valid excuses.

You see, last time I wrote, I was deep in the belly of the unemployment underworld. And then, suddenly, I received 3 job offers in the span of 2 days. I rejected one and accepted 2 and spent the past 5 weeks juggling both jobs and trying to fit them into a 5-day work week, all the while hating one of the jobs and pushing on through because I thought that’s what one must do and surely I only hated it because it was new and different and anything new and different comes with its share of discomfort. But it turns out the discomfort was coming from my she-devil boss and her she-devil ways and the beauty of getting older is that you claim the right to say “I’m too old for this shit“. And so, today, I drafted a masterpiece of a resignation letter and wrapped it with a pretty bow and sent it on its merry way and then I made this “Take this job and shove it” old school hip hop mix. Because that’s how I roll.

So, ding-dong the witch is dead and I can now fully focus on the job I love – working for a great company with 4 cool lads. What more can a girl ask for?

Also, did I tell you I sold our flat? “Um! No, you didn’t because you disappeared five weeks ago and left us hanging with bits of poetry strung together by a series of Mondays.” Right. Good point. So yeah. I did that too. Pretty much single-handedly sold our flat. If all goes well, the new owner will take possession next month. And I’m kind of freaking out because, you see, we don’t actually have a new house to move into yet. So… yeahhhh. That’s that. And secondly, Joe and I met on this very doorstep. We shook hands by his yellow door. He made me tea for the first time in this living room. Actually, lots of things happened for the first time in this living room – ahem. So we’re both feeling a little nostalgic about leaving. But we have our eyes on a place down the road so there’s a chance we might not be moving too far, which means that I can still walk by the yellow door where it all began. Fingers crossed.

What else? I lost my wedding ring yesterday, which, you know, sucks. I know there are worse things in the world – famine, war, Justin Bieber – but I can assure you this is one of those things that is NOT better than a poke in the eye. I would have gladly taken a poke in the eye over losing my wedding ring. Sigh.

But hey, on the bright side, spring recently popped its cherry in an orgasmic show of colour and noise, trees blooming like fireworks around the city, pop-pop-pop, birds singing sweet symphonies. April was pretty hormonal weather-wise but May is looking promising. So I’m on the roof, under the sun, listening to hip hop, sipping a glass of celebratory wine and waiting for the husband to return to have another glass of celebratory wine.

I think that covers it: starting jobs, quitting jobs, selling flats, buying houses and… spring.

What have you been up to?

9 Comments leave one →
  1. May 3, 2013 10:23 am

    dude, you quit LIKE A BOSS.

  2. Naomi Hattaway permalink
    May 3, 2013 10:37 am

    I’ve lost my wedding ring (twice) ! 😦 It is a punch in the tummy yuck feeling! Congrats though on the job stuff!

  3. Soph permalink
    May 3, 2013 11:32 am

    Oh, pretty normal. I came back from 2 moths trip to Asia, quit my job, and I’m moving to London. normal stuff ;))

    Loosing weeding ring sucks ;(

    And yeah, hi 🙂 I like to read you 🙂

  4. May 3, 2013 11:47 am

    I am glad you ditched the she-devil. And still have a job that you love! Yay! I hope you get the house you want and it is great to hear what the goings-ons in your life have been. I, too, love the age factor when you don’t have to put up with the *shit* that you would have thought you had to when young. I am way too old and crabby for so many things now. Yay for spring! It is snowing here. AGAIN. It is MAY. Yet, still February it seems. Never ending February. Good god, give it up already! I am ready for the lilacs and tulips! Geez!

  5. May 3, 2013 1:04 pm

    You rock. That pretty much covers it. YAY YOU for not hanging around to be abused. Crazy, awful bosses should be fired regularly.

    And just so you know…I got married, used my grandmother’s wedding ring to be all “lets not buy stuff”, discovered half way through the reception that I was ALLERGIC AS SHIT to it. Had to ditch it. Got a ‘new’ one. Thought it got stolen. Bought another new one. Found the old one. Lost the old one. It’s kind of an ongoing thing. But hey, I’m married to the person I want to be married to and that’s all that matters. xo xo xo

  6. Alison permalink
    May 4, 2013 7:28 am

    I too am very sorry about your ring but maybe it’s gone to join Joe’s grand-mother’s flask and they’re together forever.
    As for quitting the job, oh yea, that’s the way to do it. She devil lost herself one hell of a good worker because she never took on her own personal issues.
    The flat? Sold? Well dang, it never rains but it pours. Aside from the ring it seems you are only attracting good things your way. Keep it up. You’re an inspiratation. xxxooo

  7. caroline permalink
    May 4, 2013 11:17 pm

    ha! you are awesome Jeanine!
    this: “Um! No, you didn’t because you disappeared five weeks ago and left us hanging with bits of poetry strung together by a series of Mondays.”
    and this: “…spring recently popped its cherry in an orgasmic show of colour and noise, trees blooming like fireworks around the city…”
    i am cracking up.
    and so glad to hear:)

  8. May 6, 2013 12:49 pm

    love it. quitting when it’s so RIGHT feels so GOOD. would love to see that letter and it’s bow adorned pkg.

    can’t wait to get home and listen to your mix. or maybe i’ll force my body under my desk (think cirque de soleil contortionist tricks) to plug my ‘work issued’ headset into my computer and forget i’m at work.

    sorry about your ring, chica. (sigh)

    looking forward to ‘seeing’ your new casa…and three cheers to YOU for the sale (big girl stuff, to be sure).

  9. May 8, 2013 12:26 am

    Awesome. Doesn’t it feel soul satisfying to make good, real changes like that? Cheers to you!
    I feel my desire for change is Palpable these days too….

    I just got back from traveling in Turkey for six weeks, am in negotiations to sell my small little cottage in upstate, NY and I am putting on & organizing a craft show for mothers day at the arts council here in town. Full tilt ahead! Yikes!

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