- 3 years ago
- Wedding: November 2013
So much drama! I’m crying at home right now because I can’t even believe this!
Today was supposed to be my last day at my job, it was short notice to them but my boss is seriously CRAZY and I got offered a great new position somewhere else who want me to start on Tuesday, so I only gave a weeks notice. I had been at my job for 7 months. Right from the start I knew it wouldn’t be long term, I didn’t like how the company operated and my boss was seriously difficult to work with. Horrible at HR, didn’t care about anything other than herself, micromanaging, control freak, extremely rude and unprofessional. I didn’t like her almost right from the start, but at the time there weren’t a lot of jobs on the market so I stayed there and planned on staying for a year or so. It was also a new industry so I figured it would be a good learning experience and will look great on my resume. I got headhunted by an agency for the new role I just got.
Anyway – yesterday got pretty out of hand. My boss told me that I have to work on the weekend to make up for my short notice period, I told her no and reiterated that Thursday is my final day. So then she went on a huge control freak rampage including telling managers that their employees are not allowed to talk to me, go for lunch with me or see me at all *even after I leave the company* in case I try to recruit them for my new company or bad mouth her. Neither one of those things would happen. I confronted her about it and showed her a copy of the email that went around and said it’s unfair to put that on people. She denied it, even though the proof was right there, and then said “I’m the manager, I can tell people to do what I want”. At that point I told her I’m done and I will be making today my last day, I handed over my keys, etc. and thanked her for the opportunity and learning experience (gag!). I wanted to say SO much more but I didn’t because I’m more professional than that. I have worked my ass off for ten years to get where I am today and I’m proud of who I have become professionally and where I am in my career.
I woke up this morning and it felt like a HUGE weight had been lifted. I told my fiance that as soon as I left there yesterday I felt like I could finally breathe and I could literally feel the stress from the past 7 months melting away. I drove home with a huge smile on my face. Best feeling ever!
Until this morning…. I got a call from a friend there as a heads up. My ex-oss has apparently told everyone that I’m friends with that if they remain friends with me and she finds out they will all be fired, she said she’s the HR manager and she can make that happen. When someone told her that she can’t do that, she said she can do whatever she wants and she is going to make it worse for me. She also said she is going to call every staffing agency in the city and tell them what I did, and she is going to track down where my new job is and tell them how unprofessional I am.
I get it – I only gave a weeks notice and to make that worse I didn’t even work the whole notice period. But, I made sure everything was done before I left, there was literally no loose ends, nothing, every single thing was completed. My office was clean, I left instructions for everything I possibly could. Considering how much I couldn’t stand working there, I did all I could to make it easy for them.
Ugh!! I knew this woman was unprofessional but SERIOUSLY?! I guess I should of known that she would react so terribly. This is not how I want to start my long weekend! I just want to be done with that place forever.
Do you think I should send her an email reminding her of slander and deformation of character laws? I feel like I need to do something to stop this craziness!