Well, I had no intention of blogging about this subject this week but I am sorely in need of friendship and support and good thoughts so I am reaching out. I had some minor surgery on Tuesday, hernia repair, not terrible but uncomfortable. I have been at home since then recuperating. Just an hour ago my boss showed up at my front door with flowers. I didn't really want to answer the door because I'm not looking too stunning right now but I let him in anyway. We went to the kitchen and I thanked him for stopping and offered coffe. He declined the coffee and said he stopped in because he needed to talk to me. The first thing that came into my head was that he didn't believe I really had surgery (the man is uber paranoid).
Then out came the real reason for the visit....He fired me! Yes you heard right! The company I worked for is a landscape company and not doing well in this down economy so his plan is to have his wife work another day or so a week and to hire his daughter at a cheap hourly rate.
I didn't say a lot immediately, I was absorbing all of it. Then Mr. boss says "this is really hard for me, do you want to kick me out of your house?" What???? Because this is all about him as we all know! I told him yes, get the ....out of my house. Then I had to add that I am the one that just lost my job and my income! He admitted that was true and added that it was still really hard for him.
He then asked me for several favors, a list of duties, reminders, blah, blah. I didn't commit to anything.