A year ago today, I started working at Dysfunction, Inc. When I arrived at 9am, no one was there to greet me, my boss didn’t show up until 2pm, and the first thing he did was throw a bunch of work my way and then leave to go to a conference. Over his shoulder, he told me he would check in with me “over the weekend” on my progress.
Um, hi to you, too? Thanks for the warm welcome?
Today, I am in my 19th week at my new place. During an all-staff meeting yesterday, I got a shout out from a colleague for work I did on a big project last week. This week, I’m finishing up my first report and am beginning a new one that I think I’m going to enjoy. My coworkers and I are planning our calendars for next fiscal year (planning! who’d’ve thunk it!). My boss, who is out for a bit, sent us all a wonderful note yesterday.
So yeah, though I did a compare-and-contrast post, I can’t let today pass without giving a nod to last year’s craziness. I’m so happy to be out of it and into a better place. I’m doing well where I am and I’m so grateful for that.
May 15 is just one of those days that will always ring a bell. It’s meant other things before (I did my first communion on this day in 1991 — forced to do it, I should say), but Dysfunction, Inc., will always pop into my head on this day from now on. Oh, those crazy-ass bastards.
And I’ll always be able to say I had the fortitude to stand my ground on my boundaries and the resiliency to tell them to go to hell quickly.