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Re: Boss Grants Time Off, Then Changes Her Mind 3 Weeks before Int'l Travel
« Reply #135 on: January 23, 2014, 05:54:55 PM »
Is anyone else hanging around this thread with baited breath?

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Re: Boss Grants Time Off, Then Changes Her Mind 3 Weeks before Int'l Travel
« Reply #136 on: January 23, 2014, 05:59:24 PM »
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Re: Boss Grants Time Off, Then Changes Her Mind 3 Weeks before Int'l Travel
« Reply #137 on: January 23, 2014, 06:02:54 PM »
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I hope you're walking to your car, head held high, feeling free and looking forward to your amazing vacation!!

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Re: Boss Grants Time Off, Then Changes Her Mind 3 Weeks before Int'l Travel
« Reply #138 on: January 23, 2014, 06:04:50 PM »
Not only crossing fingers and toes but also eyes.  :)

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Re: Boss Grants Time Off, Then Changes Her Mind 3 Weeks before Int'l Travel
« Reply #139 on: January 23, 2014, 06:20:19 PM »
The suspense is KILLING me!!!

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Re: Boss Grants Time Off, Then Changes Her Mind 3 Weeks before Int'l Travel
« Reply #140 on: January 23, 2014, 06:21:13 PM »
We'll have to wait until she gets home, I guess.  Hope she doesn't have a long commute.

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Re: Boss Grants Time Off, Then Changes Her Mind 3 Weeks before Int'l Travel
« Reply #141 on: January 23, 2014, 06:27:32 PM »
We'll have to wait until she gets home, I guess.  Hope she doesn't have a long commute.

Oh good. I am not the only one waiting for an update!

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Re: Boss Grants Time Off, Then Changes Her Mind 3 Weeks before Int'l Travel
« Reply #142 on: January 23, 2014, 06:34:01 PM »
We'll have to wait until she gets home, I guess.  Hope she doesn't have a long commute.

Oh good. I am not the only one waiting for an update!

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Re: Boss Grants Time Off, Then Changes Her Mind 3 Weeks before Int'l Travel
« Reply #143 on: January 23, 2014, 06:37:33 PM »
We'll have to wait until she gets home, I guess.  Hope she doesn't have a long commute.

Oh good. I am not the only one waiting for an update!

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I was going with Mission Impossible.  ;D
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Re: Boss Grants Time Off, Then Changes Her Mind 3 Weeks before Int'l Travel
« Reply #144 on: January 23, 2014, 06:44:53 PM »
We'll have to wait until she gets home, I guess.  Hope she doesn't have a long commute.

Oh good. I am not the only one waiting for an update!

...and as we all hum the theme song from Jeopardy...

I was going with Mission Impossible.  ;D

Mission impossible works for me.  :)

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Re: Boss Grants Time Off, Then Changes Her Mind 3 Weeks before Int'l Travel
« Reply #145 on: January 23, 2014, 06:50:26 PM »
Okay, I'm pretty sure my boss is bipolar.  We've been struggling all day with difficult issues we're not trained on and it's been stressful for everyone.  Not the best day to give her bad news.  But what else can ya do?  So I pulled up my big girl underpants and marched in there with a copy of my letter and said,.

"I have this for you."  That's a lame way to phrase it but I couldn't think of anything better / more professional. 

She read it and replied, "Awwww!  We'll miss you!  Did you find something better?"

Me:  "Yes.  I'll be working for my father-in-law and he's offered me more money than what I make here."

(Sidenote - I make the same hourly wage today that I made when I started at our company on Jan 2013).

Boss:  "Well then I'm happy for you!  We'll miss you around here."

It was awkward and unexpected but it was absolutely the best possible outcome.  Maybe not ehell-worthy (no one had to call the cops) but I'm just relieved its over with and VERY grateful to all of you for helping me with this.
 

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Re: Boss Grants Time Off, Then Denies 3 Weeks before Int'l Travel *UPDATE*
« Reply #146 on: January 23, 2014, 06:52:59 PM »
Yay. So glad it worked out. Really good outcome.  ;D

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Re: Boss Grants Time Off, Then Denies 3 Weeks before Int'l Travel *UPDATE*
« Reply #147 on: January 23, 2014, 06:54:04 PM »
Fantastic!! Okay I admit I kinda wish you'd added "Plus I'm taking that vacation..." but this is your life not my sitcom.  ;)

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Re: Boss Grants Time Off, Then Changes Her Mind 3 Weeks before Int'l Travel
« Reply #148 on: January 23, 2014, 07:00:51 PM »
Okay, I'm pretty sure my boss is bipolar.  We've been struggling all day with difficult issues we're not trained on and it's been stressful for everyone.  Not the best day to give her bad news.  But what else can ya do?  So I pulled up my big girl underpants and marched in there with a copy of my letter and said,.

"I have this for you."  That's a lame way to phrase it but I couldn't think of anything better / more professional. 

She read it and replied, "Awwww!  We'll miss you!  Did you find something better?"

Me:  "Yes.  I'll be working for my father-in-law and he's offered me more money than what I make here."

(Sidenote - I make the same hourly wage today that I made when I started at our company on Jan 2013).

Boss:  "Well then I'm happy for you!  We'll miss you around here."

It was awkward and unexpected but it was absolutely the best possible outcome.  Maybe not ehell-worthy (no one had to call the cops) but I'm just relieved its over with and VERY grateful to all of you for helping me with this.

If I remember correctly, you gave two weeks notice, right?  So there's still time for the cray-cray to emerge - just make sure all your personal stuff is out of there.

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Re: Boss Grants Time Off, Then Denies 3 Weeks before Int'l Travel *UPDATE*
« Reply #149 on: January 23, 2014, 07:18:39 PM »
I'll bet there are budgetary issues (hence the no-cost-of-living increases), so the boss has been hoping someone wouldn't want to put up with her antics and would quit so she wouldn't have to justify a layoff.


Or, I would, if I were a betting person.

Glad it went smoothly!