Don't Let The Door Knob Hit Ya...

Welp...I've debated for awhile now on whether or not I was actually going to share this story...and I think it's about that time. I wanted to make sure I was good and OVER it before I confessed...There are specific people who still don't actually "know" about it but hey I've come to terms with it and I'm 110% okay! (I know y'all are like WTF is she yapping about now? LOL)I'm talking about the one thing that I use to think was taboo until it happened to me....


The Day I Got Fired...



This is gonna be an odd one so bare with me...


I'd only been with the company for about 4-5 months and during that short period I can honestly say that it was the MOST stressful ordeal I've ever experienced in MY LIFE...I should've known from the beginning that something was quite "off" with these people but yet I ignored the signs in hopes of starting something "fresh". I was hired as an Admin along with 2 others. One who'd already been there & the other came along shortly after. The funny thing, from day 1 it was never "clear" on what exactly we'd be doing. The only thing I was told is that they needed "a lot" of help around the office. A few weeks had past and I found myself getting quite bored with my position and lack of responsibility. I felt like my skill set wasn't being put to use and I knew if I had any intentions on staying there...something had to be done about this. So I did what any ambitious and goal oriented individual would do....


I decided to have a sit-down with my supervisor. Let's just say she wasn't the most "intellectual" bird on the sidewalk....you know what? Phuck it! she was dumb as a doorknob and had no managerial skills WHATSOEVER! and if I saw her dumb ass on the street today I'd probably stick my foot out and watch her fall! *woosah* Okay so i gave her the spill about how I felt like I needed something more "challenging"and that I was becoming quite bored. So I WILL give her the benefit of doubt because she DID take immediate action in an effort to fix my concerns. She met with myself and a few of the managers that I had been hired to assist. They all came to an agreement that they would indeed "try" to find more for me to do...


Unfortunately, it wasn't for the better...

They started giving me BULLSH!T assignments...I mean dumb ass shit...Now don't get me wrong I knew from jump that being an Admin is like the equivalency of being an "Executive Bellhop" and being treated as a flunky was only to be expected. But when so called "managers" are delegating "tedious" assignments such as sticking tabs on 3 Manila folders or color coding a few labels it only leaves one to believe that either A.) They're insulting my intelligence B.) They really don't have shit for me to do [or] C.) They were fuckin' with me...

I concluded that it was all three...a couple months went by, a few of my tasks picked up but the majority of it was the same bullshit. And honestly my initiative started decreasing because I felt like it was in vain. My supervisor made it no better...she'd hold weekly meetings with the Admins asking how things were coming along and requesting a written report of what we did for the week...lmao..mine was always like 2 sentences of course. And on top of all that this bitch had the audacity to try and micro-manage us...She was on our backs every damn day...if it wasn't one thing it was another...always dumb shit...always get the fuck outta my face type of shit. It was more than obvious that she had ZERO managerial skills and was only "placed" in that position...well the worse got WORSE! Those people were the most meeting having people I have EVER seen in my damn life. Hell I never stayed @ my damn desk because I was ALWAYS in some type of bullshit ass meeting every 30 minutes. Oh and I can't forget I had only been there a total of 4-5 months and had already seen 15 people quit...lmao...and I'm not exaggerating it was literally 15 people I could name ALL of them. And the bad part is that we were a VERY small company...probably less than 40 employees.

Not to mention the people were weird as fuck...One of the other Admins that I'd grown close too was feeling the exact same way as me and we would vent about it daily. She was a little bit more thick skinned than me and tried to encourage & motivate me despite the circumstance. (I still talk to her today) but I was STRESSED...I mean to the point when I was thinking about those people when I went home and when I woke up...It started to take a physical toll on me...I was having headaches, my skin would breakout and my hair wasn't growing...all of which were VERY abnormal for me. My morale was on a downward spiral...

They'd assigned me to support our Technical Staff and boy was that "interesting"...The Director of Technical Support asked me to start attending their weekly meetings so I could get familiar & take the minutes....(oh what a joy) *sigh* So the first couple meetings I'd taken a few notes and to be honest I felt like a fish out of water because I wasn't exactly familiar with the "technical" lingo they were using...but nonetheless I listened and still managed to come up with the best I got from it. Welp...that wasn't good enough...Dude looked over it and told me it wasn't exactly what he was looking for...So I asked him to explain to me what it was he wanted me to make note of...and he nonchalantly responded "I don't really care to go into that..my only suggestion is for you to try and grasp it from listening @ the meetings"...LMAO! all I could think was nigg@ izzz you serious?! I'm coming to you asking what it is that you're looking for and you brush me off?


So I'm like cool, Fuck You...

My morale was already low and shit like that made me not give a damn anymore...I stopped taking notes in his meetings and at one point I even skipped a few...He never said a thing to me about it though. In fact no one EVER said a thing to me about anything I'd done good nor bad. We had an office "Retreat" coming up and I'd already made up my mind that there was no way I wanted to spend outside time with those losers.. (lmao) so I was like fuck it...I'm not going. Oh management was like "we really want you to go Odara..it'll be beneficial and you can get to know some of us better"...I was like blah blah...womp womp! Hell No I Won't Go!!! (lmfao)

So around that time our 90 day job appraisals were coming up and each manager we supported were supposed to write about our work ethic and other dumb shit. So the other two Admins get theirs and they all smiling and shit cause it's a good report I guess. So I brief over mine and it's all bad shit... "she doesn't take initiative"..."she doesn't take meeting minutes"..."she doesn't work well in groups"..."she's a good for nothing bum"...(okay I made the last one up) but that's what they were saying in so many words. So naturally I was offended and got upset...because I felt like no one EVER said shit to me about my work ethic and I was ALWAYS asking for more things to do...so I assumed there's no problem. DUH! (lmao) WRONG! So one of the ditsy ass blond directors goes over the evaluation with me...she expressed her concerns and I expressed mine....I was kinda emotional because I was just taken aback by the way some of them phrased and worded my performance in that evaluation...some of the shit they said was just cold. They made it seem like NOTHING good came from me, I wasn't worth a damn and NEVER did shit...I felt like if that was the case they should've spoke the fuck up along time ago...Now true enough I DID take my time doing some of the simple dumb shit they were giving me because I felt like that shit didn't take priority over some of the REAL work I was doing. When I first started I was bubbly, willing to help and was taking all kinds of "initiative"...but apparently nobody noticed that shit. Whatever...all that shit just gave me more ammunition to continue my job search and get the fuck outta there...

So this office retreat was approaching and they started to take notice that a bunch of people were backing out of going. So all of a sudden they hold a meeting talking about they were making it mandatory that we had to go...Needless to say I'm stubborn and when my mind is set on something that's how shits going down no questions asked.


so I was like....

Pshhhhh...I'm STILL not going...So just to cover my ass I hit up our Corporate Office and spoke with one of the broads in HR to see if making a retreat in the gotdamn woods mandatory was in accordance with policy....I think I had sent her an email prior to this regarding it too...But in so many words she shut my ass down with the quickness and was like "YES, Just go"...So the blond bitch I had a convo with earlier hit me up through email and was like "It's mandatory, and I need to know your decision by the end of the day" (lmao) Once again I'm stubborn so I took my time replying to that bitch and decided I'd respond tomorrow...And at that point I just sucked the shit up and had made up in my mind that I would go...just to save face...I felt like they already didn't like me so why add fuel to the fire...

Well...

Let's just say I think that letter to HR was the beginning of the END...I came in the next day and was having an "average" day considering the circumstances. The day was winding down and it was less than an hour until time for me to get off. At the time I didn't recognize the small things that were about to take place in such a short amount of time...but now that I look back on it...it's so clear...I was sitting @ the front office which was also a shared office and one of the ladies started asking me questions...now we'd talked before but this time it seemed slightly odd. She was asking me shit like if I thought this was a difficult environment to work in yadda yadda...she was asking me about college...what I plan to do when I finish...blah blah blah...I still didn't think anything of it because we'd talked before...and I'd considered her an "alright" person. So shortly after; our Executive Admin came yapping in my face asking me about shit that only I did or knew how to do that involved work. She started asking me for the general passwords I used when I ordered supplies for the company, where I kept keys to shit and other hoopla...she was ALWAYS a fucking pest so I STILL didn't think anything of it...

So probably about 10-15 minutes later...ditsy blond chic (I mentioned earlier) comes to the door asking can she meet with me briefly in the
DIRECTOR's office...Like I said before they were ALWAYS having meetings about shit...I thought it was kinda strange that they would get @ me a half hour before it was time to leave but I STILL never put two & two together...I just figured they were gonna reprimand or try to convince my ass to go on the dumb ass retreat...So I get in the Director's office he's sitting behind his desk and ditsy blond is sitting next to an empty seat in front of him and asks me to have a seat...So blond chic is quiet the entire time and lets the Director talk...he starts off by pointing to his telephone and tells me that they have Ms. So & So from Corporate HR on the speaker phone...I'm like ummm okay?! I didn't say shit I just let him talk...Then he goes on to say "Odara you've been with us for like what 3 months now" I interrupt him and say "It's been five"...so he continues "5 months now and we just feel like you don't fit in he-----"....Before he could finish that last word I interrupted him...I smiled and said "so are you letting me go?" ....he smirks and nods yes...

Honestly I reacted differently than I thought I would've...I was really calm and numb during the whole process. So after he nods I proceed to stand up and ask "can I go collect my things now?"...He says yes and the blond chic says "Thanks fo everything Odara"...It happened so quickly I didn't know how to feel...before I walked out of the office the HR Rep, that was still on the speaker phone chimed in and said "wait...I just want to know if Odara understands why and what's going on and do you have any questions or anything to add?" (lmao...like I fuckin' cared why...all I know is they were giving my ass the boot and I wanted to Exit stage left IMMEDIATELY) So I replied to the woman on the other end of the speaker phone and said "I just need to recollect my thoughts and collect my things" she started to speak again but by that time I had already opened the door and headed back to my desk to get my shit....As I walked out of the office I noticed the Executive Admin standing outside her office door which was right next to his...and guess who was standing by her...


Mr. Technical Director himself, who was also the office's only TOKEN black guy..let's just call him "Toby"....They both glanced at me and all I could do was shake my head as I stormed back to my desk. Its funny when I think about it today...I know EXACTLY why they had Toby's ass standing outside that damn door...so fucking typical....They thought the little black girl was gonna lose her cool.....


and do this.....


and big BLACK strong monkey ass Toby was gonna save the day! LMAO...silly rabbit ass fools...like I said in the moment of it all I didn't know how to feel...I was just focused on one thing...which was getting out of that damn building. Thankfully I didn't have anything to pack but my purse and my reading glasses as I grabbed my purse out of the drawer, Ms. Executive Admin comes strutting in saying that she "has to watch me pack" and asked for my office keys.. lmao! I started to throw the keys on the floor but I took the respectful route and handed them to her...So I got my purse in one hand and I remembered that I still had some personal files on the desktop of my computer as well as some photos so I grab the mouse with intentions on deleting the shit....(I know Tech ppl can STILL recover that type of shit if they want to) but I wasn't really thinking...shit I didn't have much time to think. So as I'm dragging shit over to the recycle bin, ole girl says "Please leave the computer as it is" I responded "I have photos that I need to delete"and continue what I'm doing...so she says "Please leave everything alone or else I'm going to have to go get the Director" (lmao) So I told her "You're going to NEED the police"...hahahahaha!!! So I deleted most of my shit and she stood her ass right there and clinched her coffee stained teeth until I finished...the WHOLE time she's apologizing..."I'm really sorry"...."I'm really sorry this had to happen"...I didn't say one word...I stormed passed her and headed towards the door...then I see her ass come around the corner following me..so now I'm getting pissed...


and looking like this....


and she goes "I'm so sorry Odara but I have to walk you to the door"...I was BOILING....not only were you treating me like I stole something, but now you wanna escort my ass to the door???! I could literally feel my neck and face getting hot so I ran towards the door and I hear her heels clicking after me..."GET AWAY FROM ME" I snarled back @ her...lmao! She's steady aplogizing and I finally reach the exit...the door led to a stairwell to outside and she'd already taken my key so there was no way I could've came back up if I wanted to...I remember busting the door open with my knee (hahaha) and I SWEAR I was thinking so irrational by the time that door busted open because all I knew is if she had the AUDACITY to follow my ass down them stairs it was gonna be ME & HER in that BITCH! lmfao...I was gonna push her ass down them concrete stairs...she stopped just as I slammed the door in her face...lucky for her....

So as I'm walking to my car everything starts to hit me @ once...My thoughts were so scrambled and all I could think was shit I JUST BOUGHT A NEW CAR! lmfao! (and they KNEW that too) IDK why that was the ONLY thing that came to my mind...I didn't give a shit about my other bills because hell I stayed with my folks...LOL! So I had parked about 2 blocks over and on my way to the lot the first person I called was my MAMA! (lol) All I remember is her picking up and me saying "They just fired me" then bursting into tears...LOL!!! then she said "Just come home" (lmao...like I had somewhere else to go)....

I can actually laugh at ALL of this as I look back at it now because if anything it definitely was an experience to learn from. I was VERY unhappy there, stressed even cried about it...and I think that was God's way of removing me from the situation. I'm Thankful for it...

The even better part is that I was able to qualify for Unemployment because they reviewed my claim and concluded that since I was NEVER warned that my so called actions could or would lead to a possible dismissal...Woop! Woop!

I never missed a car note...never missed any bill because of it...that's because "the kid" is highly favored *wink*


I even remember the song that was playing in the car as I drove home that day....LOL!!!


Janet Jackson-Control









*shouts out to BJ for the gifs*



6 comments:

  1. haven't been fired but i WISH that i could be ASAP....actually I was fired as a teen at a restaurant. Got locked outta my car and couldn't make it to work so I didn't call. When I got there the next day they asked me to surrender their dorky uniforms and I was like 'gladly'!

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  2. Goddessssssssssss!!!! where on earth have you been? Heeeeeeeeey mama good to see you! Hope all is well with you...and you gotta check out my new site...it's erotica...kinda similar to yours...

    and TRUST me I understand the wish on wanting to be fired lmao...I say that ALL the time...I'd rather be laid off tho...I know it sounds bad but right now shit I need a BREAK..LOL!!!

    P.S.

    ~Sammy Sosa <---- LOL!!! Had 2 do it...

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  3. I got a getting fired story of my own that is way to similar to this I might post it, thanks for sharing dezzy.

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  4. Girl, in my years of working in offices, and many times as an admin I feel your pain fo sho...

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  5. That sounds like a horrible workplace. I've had similar jobs. You know, jobs where you're sitting there like 'why didn't she just bring in her 3rd grader to do this shit?' I love your site. I found it through blogarama. Feel free to visit mine.
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  6. @Wild Safari, Thaaaaanks for dropping through...I'm definitely gonna check your site out!

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