well one more day. hooray! i mostly pushed around paper today and cleaned out my desk. i noticed that the girl taking over my role was struggling with the workload so i did some work to help her out.
micromanager emailed me to tell me that she would try to call me tomorrow to wish me well. she’s going to try to call me? and why tell me? so when she doesn’t call i can be like “well, at least she tried”? really? i’m going to forward my phone to voicemail. i don’t need to talk to her. the office is throwing a morning tea for my farewell. mmm, sausage rolls.
for the three days that micromanager was in town, she did not talk to me. she talked to my replacement next to me but avoided talking to me. and when she came in every morning, she was all chirpy with my replacement but then just glare at me and sit down. when she was leaving for the airport, she hugged replacement girl goodbye and then she looked at me and waved me off, like she was shooing me away. i’m serious. one of my colleagues saw it and told me later that he thought she was a mega bitch. i couldn’t disagree. she was sitting at a desk across the aisle from me and she emailed me questions. she emailed a list of 100 dot points of things i need to train replacement girl on. replacement girl is only a temp (with promises of being made permanent) so i asked (not via email) if she would be the best person to train. micromanager emailed me back and said “well, i don’t know how to do it.” good grief. in fact, the only time micromanager did not email a question, was when she yelled over to replacement girl and asked whether or not i have gotten through the list of 100 dot points with her yet (she sent the email two hours ago and i was sitting in between the two of them). replacement girl just looked at me like “WTF?!” and i shrugged my shoulders. replacement girl is already looking for a different job.
if anything, i’m relieved to be leaving all of this behind me. micromanager told everyone in sydney that she had to come down here to prevent me from spreading hate and vitriol on my last days. yep too late for that. and anyway, i don’t really have to say much. everyone saw what a nightmare she’s been. actions speak louder than words.
so that’s all the happenings for the past week. i need the break so i can feel refreshed for my new job on monday. i decided i’m going to buy a the new mac book pro. it was either that or a pair of earrings. i may still go for earrings. i’m not really an early adopter sort of person but the new mac book sounds delightful. i thought that the brit would think i was crazy because we already have a mac but when i outlined my reasons for wanting one, he actually agreed with me. wow, logic.
well, it’s getting late and i have some work to finish up before my last day. lots more blogging from me this week as i have the rest of the week off. relaxation, here i come!
p.s. i’d like to thank the academy for giving mr. darcy an oscar.