Thursday, December 01, 2005


I'm going gently into that good night.

Well, my demotion was made official today. But in a way it's a good thing, as I no longer work for Belzebub AND my reporting line shields me from baring the brunt of tirades, insanity and unprofessional behavior. I still get to keep my classification & rate of pay, so that's good

On the negative side this has been the first time ever I have been demoted or given a rating lower than a 4.0. That's a big blow both to my ego and self esteem. Oh well, C'est la vie !


_Jon said...

I'd be happy with the same pay & less responsibility.

Heck, I'd pay you to help shield you from that evil woman. Based upon this point alone, I'm happy your job has been changed. (See, it's all in the terms you use. :) )

_Jon said...

I'm glad you don't have to suffer any more abuse from that woman. It think it is worth the re-assignment. I can't consider it a demotion because there was no loss of rank or pay. It's what we call a "lateral". They are intended to get a perspective 'up and comer' more experience in a variety of areas so they can be viewed as a "generalist" versus as "specialist". Lots of people got the parent company for a few years, then come back and immediately get promoted.

Think positive. :)

Tammi said...

Not to sound trite in any way shape or form, but everything happens for a reason and this just may end up being a good thing.

I'm sorry it came in the form of a demotion. Those are tough - and like you, I'm used to being the "shining star". But hang on to the knowledge that they don't know what the heck their talking about and that is more petty crap than actual truth.

Thinkin' of ya darlin'.