Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Yup. I got fired today.

I don't really have much to say right now. My mom told me I should get drunk as hell tonight and tomorrow start looking.

I'm most upset that I won't get to talk to my customers and let them know they won't be seeing me anymore. Unfortunately, there were some I liked. The rest? Fuck 'em.

My boss fired me and then told me he could write a letter of recommendation if I wanted it. I got up to walk out and he started telling me what to do. I looked at him and said, "You can't tell me what to do; you're not my boss anymore, remember?!"

So...yeah. Not graceful. But whatever...I told him I appreciated that he could write me a letter, but that it was shitty that after giving them two fucking years of my life they couldn't give me two fucking days of notice. He said there was nothing else he could do. I told him I didn't want to be there anymore and asked him what I would have to do to be able to just leave. He asked for my keys, but first I cleaned out my vaults with all my sticky notes, drawings, etc. I accidentally locked my vault without putting my coin back in it. I just tossed the keys on the counter and said, "I guess you can put those away. I don't work here anymore!" And I walked out.

Debbie tried to put a hand on my shoulder and say she was sorry, but I just kept walking and told her, "I'll see you later. I still bank here, you know."

And I walked out. I couldn't stay. I would have cried.

Ugh. This has seriously been the worst month of my entire life.


And PS. I hate to be bitchy, but it's really a bummer that a post I put so much work into yesterday didn't get ANY attention. So...whatever.


KellyMellyBoBellyBananaFanna said...

Let me preface this by saying that I don't know you personally, so I don't want you to take this the wrong way, okay?

The thing is, if it were another person writing that they'd just lost their job, I might say, "Oh, I'm sooo sorry, that's awful..."

But you know what? I'm not. I'm not sorry for you. I'm EXCITED. I think YOU HAVE SO MUCH MORE TO OFFER. I read nearly all of your posts and you are way too interesting and deep and full of ideas to be wasting your life in some crappypants bank where they can't even bother to give you 2 effin minutes of notice. The ridiculousness.

You have character and humor and the ability to see so many different sides of a story. When I was hiring a bookkeeper and assistant a couple of years ago, I'd have begged you to come work with me. BEGGED.

I can't wait to see what you do next. I can't wait to see what opportunity is around the corner.

Oh, and your mom is awesome.

Big hug.


Bryan Ochalla said...

I agree with your mom and Kelly :) Get drunk tonight and then, tomorrow, look forward to what I'm sure will be an exciting future for you. You've obviously got a lot to offer someone, so now you just have to figure out who that someone is.

All that said, I'm sorry your former employer had to treat the situation the way it did. It seems you handled it about as well as could be expected, though, so at least you can hold your head high.

Emily said...

I agree with Kelly: crappypants bank that you're too good for.

I feel that the world is waiting with baited breath to read your nanwrimo novel.

So have some beer (or whatever) and in a couple of days TACKLE IT. And let me read it.

And I'm sorry they were shitty. Yes, this is an opportunity, but really - that was shitty of them. You'll get your revenge, though. I have faith.

KellyMellyBoBellyBananaFanna said...

p.s. If possible, u must post a photograph of you burning something, kicking someone, or throwing darts at a photograph of your old workplace. For the sake of therapy, of course. And possibly our amusement. (And yours, a bit later. I promise.)

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Thanks, all. And Kelly (et all), I'm not mad. I agree with you wholeheartedly. I do have so much more to offer. The only problem is trying to find someone who is willing to notice all of that and give me a chance.

Here's to the job hunt! *raises glass of wine*


Nicole said...

I am sorry to read about the loss of your job. It sucks and the way it was dne sucks even more! However I agree with everyone else...you are far too creative to be stuck there!

As for your last post, I enjoyed it...I would have commented on it except I was being lazy and did not have the energy to log into blogger. I know...LAZY!

erin said...

Oh Justin, I heart you. And I hardly even know you. If I met that damn old lady who screwed over your job I'd body check her! Dirty old lady, dirty job, dirty bastards! And for what it's worth, I haven't even been able to look at your other blog yet. I saw there where videos and couldn't view them at work and now's the first chance I got. I'll go check out your master piece now that I've sent you my love (It would come with snuggles, but you're too damn far away).

PepeB said...

I totally agree with Kelly: You are made for much more. One day (not tomorrow I'm afraid!) you will look back on this situation and find it the best thing that could happen to you - life gave you a nudge into a different direction. You are looking for someone to give you a chance: Be that someone for you. Go ahead with your ideas: "Money shots" could be a start ...

Viewtiful_Justin said...

True story, PepeB.

And thanks, Erin and Nicole. I appreciate that.

Argent said...

... and because I'm reading everything out of sequence.... It sucks you lost your job but you're a strong, creative, resourceful chap who was totally wasted in a bank anyway! Go get em!