My family need’s a horseshoe

My mom just called me very upset, she got laid off.

She has been with this company for 15 years, they laid her off not because of lack of work, but because of goddamn bitches and politics.

My mom is the nicests and sweetest person, with the best intention. She works in an office filled with people who are friends of friends and they make her feel like an outsider. They brought the owner’s best friends daughter to do her old job when she was promoted 5 years ago. This girl has, in 5 years climbed the salary ladder to now be earning more then my mother, she is the receptionist, my mother was the credit manager. Now they are laying her off because home oil sales are down over the summer, ok true, so wouldn’t it make sense to lay off the person with the least seniority and have my mom do reception as well, nope. The reverse, let the new girl do my mom’s job instead for the summer months.

Maybe it’s a blessing in disguise, she has spent the past 5 years stressed and upset because this new girl keep’s one upping her and trying to take over her job. Just last month she came to mom and told her she was taking her vacation on such and such a date, my mother said to her that the rules are they pick vacation by seniority and so she has to wait til the 2 people abover her decide. She walked out of my mothers office and slammed her door, making a big ol scene out of the event. Then she went to my mom’s boss and said my mom was being nasty to her and she was hard to work with. Its like been one big pick on my mom party for a while now.

My mom has taken so much abuse at this job, it’s time she get’s out anyways, it’s just sad cause she liked her job and was good at it and put 15 years in, and only in the last 5 has it gone downhill. She has had such a bad time in life, like me, never getting a break just having to fight upstream for every little thing, I wish life would just be a bit kinder to us for a while. Poor mom, I worry about her so much. She lost her niece, lost her grandson, found out her husband of 20 years was having an affair, got divorced, lost her house and car, went bankrupt, loss her mother, went through menopause and cervical displacia that she is still getting laser treatment for and lost her job of 15 years all in 18 months, what is up with all the major life altering changes happening to my family this past couple of years.


About mommamaynard

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein. When it feels like your world has been shattered, and you have reached rock bottom, you must make a choice: Stay where you are and fade away, or keep moving forward. Thankfully I chose to move forward and was blessed with the two most wonderful children after the death of my first in early labor. Things are looking up.

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