Tuesday, November 08, 2005

The joke is on me

After meeting with my two former directors and listening to them praise me, there is no job offer after all. The joke is on me. I received a call from my director and he started saying "you know Brian, you have had a lot of good years at Wyandott Center, but it would be too awkward having you back". So why the hell did you call me back in the first place?
After my meeting, I remember I felt pretty good, like "they really listened" and "they are serious" and "I might actually go back to Wyandott Center". But as the weekend progressed I began to think more logically-"this is too good to be true" and "they aren't that cool. They are not going to toss me a bone"
So when the rejection came Monday morning, it really wasn't much of a surprise. What I regret (among many things) is not telling them off when I had the chance. Tim, the other guy who was fired with me said that when his opportunity came to meet with the directors (two hours before mine), he told them off and called them liars. I thought a different approach would be more useful so I went in and was as courteous as I could be. Big mistake. These were the people that screwed me over and they brought me back for more. I agree with Tim, that they were never serious about bringing us back anyway. They were just trying to appease us. I know it seems strange, but it feels like I've been fired twice, by the same people. I guess the joke is on me.

6 comments:

GoldenSunrise said...

You took the higher road by not telling them off. You did the right thing. God will honor that.

T said...

Actually when I read this, I thought "wow, your actions showed how we as Christians are supose to be." I am sure that it didn't go unnoticed.

I do think that it's cruel that they strung you along like that and I can't imagaine how crappy that feels. Sorry that happened to you.

shakedust said...

You really had little choice. You couldn't take the chance to give up an opportunity.

forrest said...

Park the car at the side of the road
You should know
Time’s tide will smother you
And I will too
When you laugh about people who feel so
Very lonely
Their only desire is to die
Well, I’m afraid
It doesn’t make me smile
I wish I could laugh

But that joke isn’t funny anymore
It’s too close to home
And it’s too near the bone
It’s too close to home
And it’s too near the bone
More than you’ll ever know ...

Kick them when they fall down
Kick them when they fall down
You kick them when they fall down
Kick them when they fall down
You kick them when they fall down
Kick them when they fall down
You kick them when they fall down
Kick them when they fall down

It was dark as I drove the point home
And on cold leather seats
Well, it suddenly struck me
I just might die with a smile on my
Face after all

I’ve seen this happen in other people’s
Lives
And now it’s happening in mine

I’ve seen this happen in other people’s
Lives
And now it’s happening in mine

I’ve seen this happen in other people’s
Lives
And now it’s happening in mine

I’ve seen this happen in other people’s
Lives
And now it’s happening in mine
Oh ...

I’ve seen this happen in other people’s
Lives
Oh ...
And now it’s happening in mine
Happening in mine
Happening in mine
Happening in mine
Happening in mine

I’ve seen this happen in other people’s
Lives
Oh ...
And now, now, now it’s happening in mine
(I’ve seen this happen)
Happening in mine
Oh... now, now

I’ve seen this happen in other people’s
Lives
Oh ...
And now it’s happening in mine
(happen)
Happening in mine
Oh ...
Happening in mine
Happening in mine
Happening in mine

I’ve seen this happen in other people’s
Lives
Oh ...
And now, now, now it’s happening in mine
Happening in mine
Mine, mine
Happening in mine

windarkwingod said...

It is always amazing what people will do to other people...

Roaming Writer said...

Stinks to have that sensation but you probably saved your recommendation for future jobs! There's always that to look at too.