Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Job Change

Friday, August 15

Dear Napoleon
As much as I have enjoyed my time with SlavesRUs Travel, I feel it is time for me to pursue other avenues. I realize that allowing me to work from home is not part of your business plan; I understand your reasons, and your thinking. However, it is an essential part of my own personal business plan and to that end I must resign from SlavesRUs. Thank you for the opportunity to work with such an interesting company.

I am perfectly happy to provide you with two weeks, however, those two weeks must be remotely because I am going to remain in Chicago for the next month.

Love and Kisses,
Diva Jood

Friday, August 15

Dear Diva Jood,
You might want to wait for a week because we are having a discussion in your office location that might be of interest to you. Are you moving back to Chicago? I have to know what you are doing, and when you are doing it? Have you been away from your desk (in the bathroom? Eating snacks?) for any length of time? What are you wearing today? If you are wearing jeans, they better be pressed. I know it's casual day but there are limits to what I will permit.

Cracking the Whip

Friday, August 15

Dear Napoleon,
I have to leave for the airport now.


Friday, August 15

What? I thought you were in Chicago already?


Friday, August 15

No, I went to the Aussie Specialist thing first, leave for Chicago today.


Friday, August 15



At this point, Diva Jood finds herself cut off from SlavesRUs email, and client data base access. Officially fired. Napoleon starts having people call her, to "see how she is". He is upset because she will not call him. He knows that he has to tell her he is planning on closing the location she worked in and allowing them to work from home - he has to tell her, or she will be able to file for unemployment. But she won't call him, so she will be able to get her unemployment. Oops. Sorry, Nap, you seem to have screwed yourself.


betmo said...

:) :) :) hope you are enjoying chicago :)

DivaJood said...

Betmo, I am truly having a good time, but it's been a lot of work getting set up at the new place, so I can easily work from home when I get back there.

Randal Graves said...

What everyone really wants to know - okay, just me - is does he wear a tri-cornered hat and stuff his hand in his jacket as he struts around the office?


There will be moments of financial difficulty and stress, but it'll be worth it, being your own boss.


Clichés are often rooted in some truth. :)

FranIAm said...

Chicago boosts your mood - I can see that.

Well that along with telling Napoleon to GFHS.

Whoo hooo - the adventure begins anew!

robin andrea said...

It's obvious that SlavesRUs just lost a valuable employee. Telecommuting from home is truly the best way to work. I'm so glad you are going to make it happen on your own terms. Good luck with it, and enjoy your time in Chicago.

Border Explorer said...

Hooray for you! And hooray for us enjoying a story where the good guy wins--a nice change. We support you in this transition.

Dean Wormer said...

Good on you Jood.

sitenoise said...

ummm ... is this for real? pretty hardcore. maybe I need context

Anonymous said...

Diva, I got the evite, so we're on for the 24th.

Now about this post... For you, I quote that post-Sinatra teeny-bopping crooner, Neil Sedaka, who made famous the phrase

"Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" I know.
...I know that it's true

how's that for cliché?

Jewelry Rockstar said...

Yes, Love it when anybody sticks it to the man!

an average patriot said...

Screw em! Enjoy Chicago and best of luck with the new job!

Anonymous said...

No matter what comes next, there will be no Napoleon. That alone is awesome. I'm glad you're enjoying Chicago.


Jealous and pouty

DivaJood said...

Randal, no. But he's shorter than I am, and puffs up a lot. Plus, he spits food.

FranIAm, I love being in Chicago, but not for winter. And I love being in Los Angeles. So, I get the best of both.

Robin, SlavesRUs doesn't care. They like to chew people up and spit them out.

Border, it would be great if you supported me by having me book a cruise for you!

Dean Wormer, thank you! I am dancing my happy feet dance.

Sitenoise, context? What's that?

Spartacus, note the time on the evite - it gives you more transit time! And now I have Neil Sedaka's whiny voice in my head. Grrr.

Jewelry Rockstar, thanks for the visit. BTW, I love the earrings you're showing on your blog.

Patriot, I am doing both!

DCup, the lake is beautiful, the weather is perfect, XRT is on, and I feel like I'm home.

Donnie McDaniel said...

Stopping in to say hi. Waving at DivaJood!!!!!

DivaJood said...

Donnie, where've you been, dude?

Mariamariacuchita said...

Nap better watch has flown the coop. Off to better pastures.

sitenoise said...

xrt ... oh the memories. I grew up in Downers Grove!

susan said...

Nice exit, my friend. Congratulations on a speedy escape and best wishes for your endeavors.

Hey, once you're Prezylnent you can go wherever you want whenever you like.

Mathman6293 said...

As you know, Chicago is it for me and of course I was fired there twice which is why I am teacher now.

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Congratulations, good for you. I love sassy endings ;)

Dr. Zaius said...

I don't get it. Don't you want unemployment, or to work from home?

DivaJood said...

MariaMaria, I am so happy to be independent - the first thing is I get to be creative with my clients.

SiteNoise - Downer's Grove! How funny. There's a bunch of us Chicago ex-pats who get homesick. I love LA, but when I am back here in Chicago, I really wonder why I moved.

Susan, exactly. AND on Air Force One.

Mathman, I was fired from 3 jobs in Chicago (including from a family business) which is why I am a travel agent. The corporate life is not for me.

T.Allen, Sassy is me! I am so glad to be out of there.

Dr. Z, I most definately DO want to work from home. However, the way the Emporer handled me, it makes me eligiable for unemployment, so I get the best of both worlds.

Dusty said...

Lawd have mercy you can write so damn funny cracked me the fuck up sista!!!!!

I just hope you are happier being somewhere other than SlavesRUs.

You SO rawk. ;) I heart you woman..enjoy Chi-town okey dokey?

Dianne said...

It all sounds like things are happening the way you want or need or planned.

All I know for sure is - I'm always rooting for you.

I'd love to kick Napoleon in the balls

okjimm said...

oh, wowsers......

Liberality said...

super!! now you'll have more time to campaign for president as well.

Utah Savage said...

Good for you Diva, and when you talk to sitenoise again, tell him hi for me.

Fran said...

Diva!!!!! Free at Last!!!

May I suggest you invest in some fuzzy slippers & a comfy plush bathrobe for your new at home business adventure?

Proper attire is sooo important whan you do business over the phone.

Congratulations Amiga & I love the action adventure element of you making a quick getaway on a plane.... kind of like Casablanca.

D.K. Raed said...

Poor ole Nap, he may end up in Labor Court yet. And now he is officially not your problem any more! Yeaaayyy! But don't you feel kinda sorry for the slaves you left behind? Oh, maybe you'll be an inspiration for them, too. word to the wise: LUCK, HUGS, and BUSINESS LIABILITY INSURANCE.

DivaJood said...

Dusty, thank you - I really am so damn happy to be gone, I do a little happy dance daily.

Dianne, I'm not sure Napolean has balls to kick. But thank you!

Utah, thank you! I'm excited. Of course, then I looked at the picture you posted of the month of bills and thought "Am I fucking insane?"

Fran, I thought that the trip to Chicago was well planned, too. Adios, Nap!

DK, he told another employee that he's hired a new person, who will REPLACE said employee in a month. So, he's not fired the guy, but told him he'll be gone in a month. WTF?

enigma4ever said...

wow..big changes Diva...I send you my much energy hugs and am rooting for you.....Whereever you are and how you do this it is inspiring to all of us...many hugs woman..

Stella said...

I'm always late. Congratulation on walking out on your OCD, passive-aggressive boss. I apologize for not visiting more often. I hope you are having the most wonderful time in Chicago, home of the world's best pizza. (New York WISHES they could make Chicago pizza.)

You are an inspiration. This is a very timely post for me as I'm in an interesting situation at my job. Nothing annoys a boss like that than complete dismissal. Brilliant.

Sending you lots of good thoughts and joy. I know you'll get another, better job. You're you.

Off the subject: it's Biden.

Naj said...

I always wanted to be a travel agent. Can I get your job? ;)