Thursday, June 10, 2010

Aaaargh! Lawyers!

After the shock and awe of yesterday, I have been on the lawyer hunt. Every employment specialist I call has to do a "conflict of interest check", to make sure they didn't do any work with my ex-employer. So far I've struck out with two great lawyers. Dumb. So now I'm working my way down the list of good lawyers.

Oh, and the HR manager called me. I told her how pissed off I was about the process not being followed properly. She pretended she didn't know a thing. Typical. I get to have a meeting next wednesday. Will discuss my exit package.

On the bright side, I have had so much support from my friends and family, and the wonderful online community. Just wonderful. Thanks everyone for your kind words! It's made me feel not so alone in this. :)

My coworkers are all pretty shook-up, worried about me, and scared now for their own jobs. I hate to see that. The rug has been pulled out from under me, but the ground definitely shook for them.

I have started to realise just how loooong a day can be. I've been so focused on this event, and reading up legal articles and the interwebs, and calling lawyers, that I was just totally zonked by this evening. My blood sugars were climbing because of the stress. I even changed a vial of Humalog cos I convinced myself it was "off".

So tonite I decided I needed a de-stress and relax, and booked in for a haircut with my lovely new hairdresser. She was wonderful! We talked for 45mins about life, the universe, and why hairdressers never hold the hairdryer by the handle. And she even spent extra time giving me a scalp massage before, and curls after! How great is that! I came home and Hubby said I looked like a new woman. Wait until Tuesday... be continued... hehehe :P


  1. So why don't they hold it by the handle??

    I hope your sugars stabilize, you find a decent lawyer and you have a relaxed Friday :)

  2. Hi. Thanks for saying hi on my wall. The flood has happened and now the clean -up and the replacements will commence :) Oh well.

    But hey sucks about the job! Sorry to hear that. But you know what? Reading through your blog you are a great person and you'll totaly bounce back from this. Focus on those 10 things that make you happy - and your new found passion - PHOTOGRAPHY! It's summer time - lots of families want family portraits, weddings, new preggos. And you are so talented! You'll have no problem getting your name out there. AND you know how to make a website! Just fire one up for your photography, order some business cards with the website and hand them out like mad. The one photo I saw of your lil sis is spectacular. You'll do great. For sure.

    Can't wait to see how you'll do in this next step in life.

  3. @Saffy, my hairdressers have always held the hairdryer by the barrel. They never use the handle :P Yup, found a good lawyer today :) Thanks!

    @Rebecca, thank you! Another friend of mine has suggested the same thing about the photography. And thanks for reminding me about the 10 things :D