had my “review” with the HR this morning. She started in with her little list and how my nerd attorney was concerned over a few things. I stopped her and said, let’s cut through the bullshit. I told her I knew my main attorney had talked to her, about having talked to me and, that I am well aware there is nothing that I can do to turn this around, so let’s talk about the pink slip ceremony.
She didn’t know whether to shit or go blind. I told her this was business and I would appreciate it if everyone would treat this like a business and stop pussy-footing around. I told her that I can’t take the mental anguish any more, that I want to know what day they are going to terminate me and how the process will go down.
I told her if I had any input in it, I would prefer she call me to her office and I turn over my parking garage card and sign whatever papers need to be signed and go on my merry way…though I would like to know how I would get my car out of the garage without having to pay.
Then she tells me that the head attorney of our group, the old man that makes sexual remarks all day long, every day, feels “guilty”…as does my main attorney that shared the inevitable was going to happen, she feels “guilty.” All I could say is “seriously?” I told the HR once again, this is business and I would appreciate it if everyone would approached in a business, as well as, professional manner. Then she went on to tell me how they want to help me find another job…again, seriously? I don’t need their help finding another job…I told her I didn’t know what I was going to do and right now all I can think of is how I will finish out this day and what happens tomorrow,happens tomorrow…I don’t know what I want to do when I’m no longer employed by this firm. I told her I need a vacation and I want to take some time and clear my head, get my thought process straightened out and see what’s out there…
I told her I didn’t want to cause anyone any problems and I certainly don’t want to stay any longer than I have to because I certainly don’t want to be working for people that don’t want me working for them.
I mean come on…the mental anguish is enough to sue their asses…these are attorneys that defend against the very stuff they’re putting me through right now!!! I’ve seen many an EEOC decision come down in favor of the employee because of the mental anguish the employee was put through by the employer…why would this be any different? Telling me that there was no turning this around, that it was bigger than my main attorney told me all I needed to know…funny, huh????
So, I don’t have a departure or termination date…hopefully by the end of the week I will know when my last day will be…
The other things the HR mentioned was COBRA benefits. I stopped her as it came out of her mouth, in that I could not and would not be able to afford COBRA medical benefits regardless of how cheap they were…I simply would not have the money for any type of health insurance and once I am officially off the firm’s insurance which is my termination date, I would be without health insurance. That was the plain and simply of that. I told her I appreciated that she had to tell me about COBRA coverage but it simply was not a viable option for me.
So, that’s my Monday in a nutshell. I’m exhausted…mentally exhausted…I’m trying to take it all my good blogging friends’ advice and take it one day at a time…got Monday out of the way, now bracing for Tuesday.