The lack of posting has really been a testament to how stressful and overwhelming...and decidedly NOT FAMILY FRIENDLY my job has been. After giving me the stink eye for a few months every day when I left at 5 or 5:30(despite coming in a full hour before everyone else), and mentioning that I never come in on the weekends, and then finally telling me that although they agreed to let me work from "home" one day a week, "yeah, we aren't going to let you do that anymore"...I said F.U.
Actually, I politely told them I thought it wasn't working out, and I was going to have to resign with a heavy heart, but could I have a recommendation for any future gig I might try to get? Thanks so much. I will totally miss you guys, thanks for being such great bosses!
But on the inside, I was totally "F.U. A-holes, you totally suck it and you have been resentful and mean since I got pregnant and have treated me poorly now that I have a baby and I'm pretty sure all the shit you have been heaping on me rises to the level of discrimination and I should sue you people because the whole thing has been unfair since last August right before I gave birth and you were emailing me while I was in LABOR and every day on my maternity leave...THEY CALL IT MATERNITY 'LEAVE' FOR A REASON you know, Jackass...and thanks for even asking about the baby ONE SINGLE M-Fing time...would that have killed you? You can take your "old school WASPY boys club firm" and shove it up your fat A$$.
I'm out Bitches!"
Pretty much the last straw came when they told me that I couldn't go on my already planned family vacation, for no particular reason other than they thought I didn't really need a vacation because "you had four months of maternity leave last year didn't you?" Oh, and the fact that they kept asking me if I was planning on getting pregnant again soon, and when did I think I would?
I'm sorry, I thought you were lawyers, and so would actually know the law. You know, like laws about not asking women when, or if, they are going to have kids...
Whatever, I'm over it. Friday's my last day. Then we head off to Cape Cod (which I just call "the Cape", but did you know that people from New Jersey think that "the Cape" could mean any number of locations?")
I am officially jumping back onto this blogging band wagon...starting July 4th!
I am BACK!
*also, let me preemptively tell you that I am not quitting to be a stay at home mom. Much as I would LOVE to do that, we simply can't afford it. So I'm taking a few months off (which we can afford) and then I am going to look for another job. So while everyone I have told about quitting has congratulated me and told me how nice it is that I am staying home with the baby...I am still a horribly guilty working mom who is just temporarily stepping off the treadmill of full time employment. But while I'm off - does anyone want to be in a playgroup with me and the baby? Because I am going to sign up for every single mommy and me thing I can possibly squeeze into the summer.
Being the mommy is my new gig. And yes, I will be happy to work late and on weekends.