Saturday, April 18, 2009

Less Is Bore

I've been very busy wallowing lately for the following 2 reasons:

1. My back has been out and I've been writhing in pain and braying like a donkey every time I make too sudden a move. It scares the hell out of our cat and it's no fun for me either. MDH has been very sweet to me, fetching and carrying and tolerant of my disturbing uncontrollable pain noises.

2. I got a call from HR on Monday that I will not be considered for the position I have been campaigning for like a madwoman. Not even an interview - which, until late Wednesday afternoon caused the words "no chance, no chance, no chance" to spin thru my head like the worlds most depressing mantra.

I'm humiliated. The fact that many big-wig people with fancy titles and upper management type of clout were helping me (which is why I was referring to it as "the campaign", and came by to tell me I was robbed, is about the only thing that held me together all week. I would have been excellent at that job and their policy of always hiring internal candidates is their sucky loss. The person they hired is a jack ass.

At least a real live human being was nice enough to call me with the bad news, rather than the dreaded robo-email that I despise so much. Anyhoo... I'm done with these assholes. I can't take it anymore. They don't deserve me so I'm not going to apply for any more positions there, unless the one that I'm already in becomes available as a permanent post. It's just too heartbreaking.

So it's Saturday and I've recovered a bit from my pain and humiliation and decided to celebrate with a little retail therapy. Here are some photos from today's haul:

When recovering from this kind of slump one pair of cheap shoes just won't do. Back pain and job related humiliation definitely call for 2 pair.

Beauty and personal care products must be purchased in abundance to get oneself fully onto the road to recovery.

Opening the windows to fresh spring air is one of the better ways I can think of to dry my tears.

Here are some pictures of our cat Turtle enjoying the weather:

In the breakfast nook:

Waiting at the front door for his pal the mailman.


BeckEye said...

I hope you got someone else to open the windows!

Sorry about the job - jackasses always get the lucky breaks. Sorry about your back, too. I've been there. People who've never had back pain just don't understand.

Claire said...

I was just thinking about you today, so it's nice to have you back, but I'm sorry about the suckiness lately. What a stupid policy..."internal" candidates? I think that the definition might be stretched to include someone who has temped there for what? A year? Ridiculous. I hope you're better soon, and I hope that the new beauty products help. New skincare purchases always cheer me up.

Frenchie said...

I'm really sorry to hear about that. I used to have the same "screw them...I'm better than that anyway!" attitude when I used to get dumped prior to meeting Nature Boy. I imagine you'll find a great job that makes you happier than this one would have when it's all said and done. Glad you did the smart thing and went lady.

SkylersDad said...

Sorry to hear about your bac and the job both!

I think you should drop your work level down to match the asshole factor of those around you. You really are way too good for them!

Gwen said...

Aw, baby! I'm sorry it's been such a shit week.

My kitties sit at the door waiting for the mailman every day, too!

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

BeckEye - well aren't you sweet - MDH opened the windows for me, of course!

CDP - everyone says that they hire externally, but I have yet to see it. My lotions and potion are a comfort for sure. I may feel like a loser right now, but I have a gorgeous, glowing complexion and shiny, shiny hair. Take that.

Ah Frenchie - I can only hope there is something better ready and waiting for me around the corner.

Skydad - if only I could I would be the biggest idiot jerk out there as that seems to be what they are looking for.

Gwennie - Kitty always cheers me up, too bad his friend mailman only seems to bring bills.

Churlita said...

I hope you feel better soon.

Linka72 said...

Even though I'm trying to "work on" my filthy mouth....FUCK THOSE MOTHERFUCKERBASTARDS!!
Ahem..'scuse me.
Take it from a person that shamefully had 300 pairs of shoes hidden away: Buy more stuff..It fills the empty holes in your heart..then return said stuff right away..I need therapy.