I wish I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard “Things happen for a reason” during all of this. Hey, I wouldn’t even need to file for unemployment. Heh, heh. Too soon. Not funny.

Today I feel like I’ve been kicked when I was down. My last paycheck was deposited. They still haven’t given me my severance check. They still haven’t paid out my 11 remaining vacation days. They didn’t even pay me for the work I did the day I was laid off. They even took money out of my check for insurance, even though according to them, it ended yesterday. What is going on?

So that takes us back to the things happening for a reason thing. I was ready to apply for the jobs in the other department at the same company. I was ignoring a nagging feeling in the pit of my stomach. But not anymore.

I will not apply for that job. This is karma’s way of telling me, wake up! For some reason I am not meant to go back to that company. They laid me off in an awful way, with awful surrounding circumstances that rocked me to my core. And I was willing to give them another chance.

That would be the wrong decision. What happened today told me that. So yes, today I can say that things happen for a reason. I don’t know why, but I am not going to work at that company anymore. They’ve screwed me over twice and I won’t let them do it a third time.

Things are getting better. I see a light at the end of this tunnel. I just hope the tunnel isn’t too incredibly long. I’m getting tired of walking.


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