Thursday, I put a brave face on my employment predicament. Friday, I worked twelve hours, made four trips to Home Depot, and two trips to Fred Meyers (the local Oregonian equivalent of a Walmart- in essence, if not in reality) in my automobile. This was after two conversations with my boss in which I made it clear that I wanted to be home for my family time, and that I'd only insured the car for commute miles and that I wouldn't be able to use it for errands. Okay, I said that close to the office and for stuff that wouldn't mess up the car might be okay, but six trips? Last night I was so angry and upset when I got home I was practically blithering, and Steve said, "Do you want a hug?" with his arms open wide.
"I want out," I replied, and burst into tears.
I'm sorry guys- I quit this morning. I just couldn't do it anymore. One lousy week. One truly awful week. I feel like I've let you all down.
I do know how to make a rain garden now, and I understand how to make a rain barrel.
And I'll be a lot more careful about my next job interview.
I should mention that I have not received pay for this week's work, and don't expect to- I consider this a probation or interview that didn't work, and volunteered my time for it. I looked for work yesterday and today, and applied for a job today, so I'm hoping that this shouldn't ruin my unemployment benefits. I somehow can't think that I'd be faulted, because I think that the boss abuses people. Poor Virgil hasn't had a day off in two weeks and has pulled a few days into the ones and twos in the morning- he has a two year old and a three-month-old infant at home, whom he's missing growing up. The worst of it is, I feel for his wife as well- with him gone all the time, that means she's stuck with everything. You know what my boss said this morning when I pointed this out?
"We all have to make sacrifices."
Since when should a two year old and an infant have to make sacrifices? I mean, I understand him wanting to get the word out that we all need to be conserving water, but honestly? I think he's got a screw loose...
Anyway, I'm done.