And then she was gone

Generic food photo. This was a good meal.

Anyway. Look, a post! I haven’t been posting much lately because I’ve started a new temp job to get some much needed cash. It’s only for three months, but let me tell you, it’s going to be damn hard to leave this company. I have never felt so welcomed in a company, be it as a temp or full time employee, in my whole career.

It’s got everything I need in a job. Short commute (twenty minutes!). Ample parking. Excellent bathrooms (this is important for a crohnie). Walking distance to an Actual Town with Actual Shops and an Actual Bank meaning I don’t have to wait to the weekend to do bank stuff, I can go at lunchtime.

A break room with sofas, pool tables and a dart board. A DART BOARD. I have yet to challenge any of my colleagues.

And, most importantly, it’s staffed by decent human beings.

Having survived a toxic environment that literally made me ill, I was really apprehensive about starting work again. But I need not have worried. Everyone is so nice. There’s no witch-hunting when a mistake is made. I’ve only been there two weeks and I already feel so happy and relaxed. And the work is interesting and not that difficult. I’m apparently doing quite well! That’s nice to hear after working for so long in an environment where it seemed people were actively trying to set you up to fail.

I’m working there to cover the end of a maternity leave period – the lady who had been brought in to cover it decided to leave, so I was enlisted to cover the last three months.

The lady I’m replacing was still working there when I started, and she was really lovely! I didn’t spend enough time with her to get to know her properly but I could tell she was a nice person, seemed well-liked and enjoyed the job.

Which is why, when last week she didn’t show up for work one day, I was all ‘huh?’. She was due to still be working there till the end of last week, but she left on Wednesday.

I’m sure she had her reasons, but I have to wonder why someone who seemed to like her job and her colleagues would just… leave… like that. I don’t know if she’s contacted any of them (I don’t like to pry and it’s not my business) but if you’re happy somewhere, surely you’d finish out your contract? I know I left my last job early than I intended but that was because I was too sick to move. I would have worked out my notice anyway, even though I ended up hating the place.

So yes. And then she was gone. It’s a pity, because I would have liked to get to know her better, and perhaps there are factors I was not aware of, and as a temp it is literally not my business. I’m there to work, and work I shall.

And I shall enjoy myself. I have really lucked out with this temp job, but it is a shame, in my view, that my predecessor didn’t stay around.

(Also that’s why the sketchy posting schedule – work!)

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