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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Janeless

Important background, see here: My Starving Brain, 8 February 2010

Jane has taken another full-time job. Elsewhere. She still works for Small Pond, but her job is changed from full-time to part-time. Chief Executive, reportedly, begged her not to take the other job, but she told him, "They aren't taking no for an answer."
She will be in the office after I have left for the day. We will communicate through notes. 
During my workday mornings, I may now hum, sigh, laugh. I may breathe deeply. I might never have to work in the same room with her again.

I feel as if I'm on vacation. And yet . . . I'm about to go shower in preparation for going to work!

18 comments:

VioletSky said...

You've waited a long time for this feeling!
And now you can get paid for this 'vacation'.

DJan said...

I went back and read the previous post, not having followed you back then. What a long time it's been for you to be in such a place! I'm happy for you, and I understand why it means your life will improve. :-)

Sharon said...

Bravo! Your health has probably already started to improve:)

Olga said...

There is nothing worse than that kind of tension on the ob.

Retired English Teacher said...

I also went back and read your previous post. Thank goodness things have finally gotten better for you on the job! This kind of stress truly does kill the mind, the spirit, and the body. I'm so glad it worked this way for you. It doesn't always work this way for others.

Rose ~ from Oz said...

June, that's a long time to wait to hum my dear. I commend your strength and fortitude.
May you now be free to sing at the top of your blimen' lungs!
xxx

Barb said...

Thank Goodness! Whew! Great for your mental health (and physical stress).

Linda Myers said...

Breathe in, breathe out, rejoice!

Friko said...

Ah, that’s better.

What’s more, you probably won’t even want to hum and sigh and laugh now. You may, however, wish to breathe. Deeply.

rachel said...

What a relief. Years of insidious bullying may be over. Enjoy your freedom, but remember to watch your back - just a little. Small Pond sounds like a very dysfunctional place!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

At last ! You'll be free to blossom again !
Reading the previous post , I remembered being rather small and in Miss Murphy's class .... I used to hum so thay I wouldn't cry .

Eileen said...

I also went and read your post. What a toxic environment to work, I cannot imagine tolerating it as long you have. I'm thinking you have a lot of patience!

Thank goodness she's moving on, what a relief for you!

Carolynn Anctil said...

Well, this is good news! Maybe you could dot your I's with little hearts in the notes you leave for her. I'll bet she'd like that. *grin*

Hilary said...

I just read through your linked post and as I read this one, I let out a big SIGH of relief for you.

Now, I'm humming. ;)

Friko said...

Hi June,

did you know that you have a long draft on Fridge Soup? Just thought I’d remind you in case you think you might have lost it.

June said...

Thank you, Friko!

Vicki Lane said...

Woo hoo! Answered prayers!

Pauline said...

hum hum hum - smile, giggle laugh out loud - sing sing sing!