Today’s things are: Declaration, freedom, fireworks
I nearly passed on this today as I’d already done two posts on the theme of fireworks.
And now for something completely different (to pinch a phrase from Monty Python).
It is always nice to have the freedom to choose. This was the case when I was working in the bank in two departments at the same time…… well, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon.
It wouldn’t have been so bad if I hadn’t had a full morning’s work to do in an hour and a half on the latter as I had to get the documents in the registered post which was collected at 2.30 (I had my lunch 12 until 1, but that gradually reduced). Then I had the rest of the day’s processing work to do before 5 pm.
My supervisor of the time was, for want of a better expression, a waste of space. She had recently been promoted to the position having been bum chums with her predecessor who had gone on maternity leave, and had absolutely no idea of how my section worked.
Naturally fireworks ensued in the personality stakes, and on one sunny Friday afternoon I made a declaration that as from Monday morning, I was working in the other department full time. The manager of said department was fully behind my decision and backed me up, as did HR.
I lasted less than a week in my new position, but not for the reason you may think.
I was actually head hunted by another department Director, who just happened to be on friendly terms with my ‘new boss’. I never looked back.