Thursday, August 30, 2007

A Battle Won

Finally, I get one over on that Snakey Snake (my ex-boss)...


When I got fired from my most recent job, I went to the unemployment office the next business day. I filed, knew they were going to have to "research" the reason I was let go. I got the paperwork & they had scheduled me for a interview (on the phone) with the Deputy (or person doing the leg work for this "case") on August 21st. Needless to say, that's a long wait when you want some free mula.

I was present & accounted for on the 21st, so was the snakey snake (That's right, he was also on the call). We discussed the events that lead to me getting fired. Snake & I didn't disagree on any points EXCEPT one. He said that i "voluntarily resigned". Ok, anyone with a brain could see that i didn't "resign" if i was told when i was leaving & i didn't have a job to go to. What planet is that Snake from?


I had to wait and wait and wait for word on the decision from the Deputy. In the meantime I still had to look for jobs (duh!) & send in my contacts for that week - as outlined by the state. I did this dutifully (even if i was disgruntled) and went out to the mailbox everyday with fingers crossed. Nada.

Until today.


I went to the mailbox, knowing the close proximity to a holiday weekend would mean less of a chance of finding THE LETTER i was looking for. But, I was happily mistaken. The employees at the Virginia Employment Commission were hard at work fulfilling their promise to let me know within 10 business days.

I opened the letter before i ever made it into the house. It wasn't like finding out if i won the lottery... but then again, it was. The decision went my way, I'm happy to say. Now, they don't give "opinions" on the situation they evaluated, so i don't know if the Deputy thought Snakey Snake was nuts. But he had to be thinking that, right?


It's a little win, but a win nonetheless. Anytime good wins over evil, it's worth talking about!

5 comments:

Josh said...

Good triumphs once again. That makes me more than a little happy.

Betsy said...

I'm glad to hear they saw it your way. Wouldn't you like to have seen Snakey's face when he found out about the decision?

William Jackson said...

I'd love to have been silently on that call...

Kate said...

I could not be happier. Snake sucks. I'm so glad he has to pay you unemployment...he seriously is a toad.

Sabina said...

now i don't feel so bad for getting you fired