Because apparently that’s what you do when someone does something you don’t like. You don’t give them feedback, you just fire them.
I was shocked and gobsmacked. Mainly because I’d never been fired before, but also because it came completely out of the blue. I thought I was doing a good job. I was bored out of my brain most of the time and was doing tasks I wasn’t hired for, to fill out the time, but I certainly wasn’t getting any signals that I was doing anything wrong.
My ego and pride are not happy. My brain and heart will sorely miss the money which was making our lives just that little bit easier. My soul is relieved that I don’t have to go there again and do manual work that I wasn’t hired for and spend the rest of the time pretending I was busy. If only I knew that the website wasn’t what they wanted – I could have been working on that. I kept suggesting new strategies for managing their digital marketing, but every single one of my ideas was shot down. So, yes, I’m glad I’m out of there, but not about how it came about.
Having a public sector background, I am used to transparent management practices, not this kind of shady small business operation I encountered here. I am thrilled to be out of there. My inner Polyanna is GLAD she doesn’t have to go back there and freeze her arse off every day for four hours, that she doesn’t have to leave her kids home alone any more and that she can have some time to focus on her business. It’s disappointing how it ended, but it has ended. Onwards and upwards.