I can officially put today down as one of the crappier days of my life.
First, I found out we are hiring another paralegal. No biggie, I’m just a lowly secretary even if I can do the paralegal work but just don’t have the piece of paper with my name on it that says that I can. However, I realized how “lowly” I was when I was told that when this paralegal is hired, they will take the current office that I’m in now which has a door and a window to look outside.
And what will I be moved into? Well, that means that I will be shoved into a small cubicle a quarter of the size of that office and forgo the door, the window and a whole lot of privacy. No more lunches with the office door closed. I will have to leave the office (which I don’t like doing in this heat) for lunch or I will be interrupted during lunch a lot.
Then just after finding that out, I get a call from my sister. She was laid off from her job this morning after almost 6 years working there. She was expecting it and it put my office debacle into perspective but it didn’t make me feel better. At least I still have my job. Although, I’m not entirely sure how long that will be because I would think that being told I have to move from an office like this:
I would consider that a demotion from those standards.
*Note: the above pictures are not the actual photos of my working environment…but they are very close.
And I wonder about whether they are just preparing me for something to come. And if that something were to come, my life would be over. I refuse to move back in with my parents and actually can’t now that my step-grandmother is moving in with them and now that my sister is out of a job, I couldn’t move in with her. There would be no way I could afford my $1,250 a month rent on any other pay I’ve seen being offered in these parts and being that I get a discount on my rent through my employer, that rent would go up to close to $1,400 for my 2 bedroom apartment.
I guess I shouldn’t complain really. Until that “something” happens, at least I still have a job.
I will say that I felt very much like Milton Waddams.