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.
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!