23 Jul 2015

Wouldn't you just know it!

Morning all!

Well....wouldn't you just know it...I started to get excited about my upcoming trip and in a moment of weakness told a real life work colleague about it...within the hour I was called into the office and told that my contract would not be extended....I finish tomorrow!

Ok, so that reads like the two are related - and I feel that they only are in that the universe is laughing at me! Teaching me a lesson for daring to have any hope of enjoyment in my immediate future.


They aren't related. Originally my contract was due to end at the end of July and that is why I had not booked a holiday, but about three weeks ago I was told that they wanted to extend me...and the process had begun...until yesterday when I was told that some team reshuffle meant the budget for me was being spent on someone else.


I am angry that they left it so late to tell me but not surprised, they have a habit of doing this, but I am also upset because my two good friends here are both on leave this week so I won't get to say goodbye (they are work friends and we don't socialise outside of that, not because we wouldn't but just it hasn't happened). It hurts because I have been here almost two years and if I wanted to leave I have to give a weeks notice. Its frustrating because I am spending money on my trip that I had been saving as a cushion should I be unemployed and because I was being extended decided to book the trip. So yesterday I was a bit emotional, and today I am bloody minded, so I of course will do my work but I won't be in any hurry about it. I also don't want to think that it is personal - remember I am an INTJ so that is definitely what is going on in my head! - and so I am being positive. I am a pro at shoveling the faeces that gets flung my way and so I am continuing with my trip (I have one VERY VERY excited 6 year old on my hands!) and I am going to worry about it all when I get home. So expect panic stations in two weeks time and maybe a little too many blog posts!

However, all being said, I have started writing some blog posts about the planning stages or my travels and I will be posting them on a blog that I created over a year ago but have never posted anything on, and that blog is called...Travels with my notebook. I shall post about my travels on there starting with Germany...but occasionally I may review or re-review past travel destinations.

A german joke apparently....

A man walks off the street into a dentist's office.
"Doctor, you got to help me! I keep having these delusions that I'm a moth."
"That really sounds like something you visit a psychiatrist about," replies the dentist.
"I know," says the man, "but your light was on."

I like it! hehehehe

In other news, I have decided to take the next Joan Elliott decoration with me to stitch along with Frozen. I will save frozen for the evenings and stitch the decoration on the trains. I need to sort that tonight.

p.s I included the ecards to make myself laugh! Laughter cures all ailments...almost :)


Please feel free to share your GOOD news in the comments below.

10 comments:

  1. Well that's completely rubbish Kate - to be given one days notice after two years sucks and is really bad manners! Keep positive and enjoy your trip, things will pan out somehow.

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  2. Hey thanks Sarah! My manager is trying to see what she can do and maybe I will hear something after my break...I mean, its not like I spent 18 months of the last two years working on an awarding winning project or anything....oh wait! hehehe

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  3. Ugh, that stinks! I'm so sorry that happened. Focus on enjoying your trip; things will work out somehow. Sending good thoughts and hugs your way.

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    1. Thanks Kate :) I will definitely do my best....only 36 hours to go...so busy with some last minute brainstorming before the hols.

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  4. Kate, that sucks! To give you one day's notice is lousy people management. But I agree with Sarah and Kate, enjoy your holiday and let things sort themselves out when you get back.

    Good stitching choices for travelling by the way.

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    1. Thanks Bea, I fully intend to switch off an enjoy myself, after all it will still all be here when I get back and i can worry then. I need to prep Santa and make sure I have the right threads etc....although, i wonder if there are many stitchy shops where I will be going! hehehe

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  5. Wow... I've had that happen before and I remember the panic all too well. Fingers crossed you fall into something better quickly like I did and I did use stitching to save my sanity, so that should help too! Great idea on the Joan Elliott piece.

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    1. Thanks Tiffany...onwards and upwards as they say :)

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  6. How sucky, but I'm sure you'll be fine! Something much better will come along and you won't even think twice about that place! Enjoy your trip and worry about it when you get back.

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    1. Thanks keebs, will do. You ok?

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