There IS a World Out There

8 Sep

I’m so thankful to say that I’ve made a huge realization in the last two weeks.   There IS a world out there…a happy, functioning, grateful, well-oiled working world out there.  Of course, I am NOT talking about this crater of molten hell.   My views are entrenched more than ever on that fact.   

I’m just simply amazed that I’ve been lucky enough to have three amazing interviews in the last couple of weeks.  While interviewing and meeting these folks, I drank in every detail possible and you know what?   They were healthy places….healthy, I tell you!   Yes, I know…no place is perfect, but I’m talking about a concept I really lost complete hope in without even realizing it.  Through the right combination of much-needed anti-depressants, therapy, incredible friends , you all and my little tiny spark of hope that seems to spring eternal, I’ve realized that places of employment do still exist where people are relatively happy and satisfied.   Thank GOD!   I feel like someone that’s discovered a priceless treasure!

I had a great interview yesterday at a small firm very much like this one, with one huge difference.  The managing partner isn’t a dick of epic proportions.   He is a nice man…wanting to make a good living….and treats his employees well because he realizes that hell…it just makes life a little nicer.  I wish these butt wipes could realize that too, but it will never happen.   It reminds me of an old bumper sticker that I saw that says, “Since I gave up hope I feel a lot better.”  I am done hoping for anything positive from I’m Tired, Buttwipe & I’m a Greedy Bastard LLP.   I feel so much better.  I’m on my way out, folks, it is just a matter of time now!   I hope I don’t sound like a broken record….things are in motion…I can feel it.

We are going to have a lot more fun very soon!  You do realize I’ll be taking you all with me on my new adventures, right?   Law firms are law firms….we’ll just have new things to make fun of!

To my incredibly amazingly wonderful Jewish friends and family – L’shanah tovah!

25 Responses to “There IS a World Out There”

  1. Office1 September 8, 2010 at 10:46 am #

    I’m sending good vibes into the universe LD! I can feel things turning in the right direction.

    Oh and BTW…I can’t wait to read your “I’m leaving you bastards” post. I’m giddy with excitement.

  2. Belle September 8, 2010 at 10:56 am #

    You go, LD! As long as you can find hope, you’ll do just fine! Finding hope is pretty easy – when your feet hit the floor, be grateful that they do! At my age, I’m very thankful that though the parts may not work as well as they did 20 years ago, the do still work! 🙂 Have a lovely day!

  3. Shieldmaiden1196 September 8, 2010 at 11:12 am #

    Good for you, girl. I’m glad I read this today, when I am headed to an interview myself. I was downsized from a similarly bad situation in June so I got to spend the summer doing my nails, staying up late, and enjoying complete un-structure. It was the best gift they’ve ever given anyone. Things are moving for me too, and its exciting.

  4. Brooke September 8, 2010 at 11:53 am #

    New adventures – I like it. Good luck, LD!

  5. Amy September 8, 2010 at 12:17 pm #

    Good luck to you! I can’t wait to read about the day you quit!

  6. cooper September 8, 2010 at 1:16 pm #

    take me with you…..i can sweep floors, wash windows and i can change a water cooler bottle faster than kirstie alley changes dress sizes (ouch…harsh..i know)

  7. alchiketi September 8, 2010 at 3:54 pm #

    I’m gathering all the light that filters through my prison cell and reflecting it to you!

    you go LD!

  8. notesfromrumbleycottage September 8, 2010 at 5:10 pm #

    Keep it going! You are going to get out of that nuthole and in a much better place.

  9. shoutabyss September 8, 2010 at 8:06 pm #

    Remember the end of An Officer and a Gentleman? Richard Gear strolls in and picks up Debra Winger and carries her out where eagles fly or something like that.

    Remember the evil girl left behind who claps and says, “Way to go, way to go!”

    Picture that in your mind. That’s me.

    • Pkitass September 9, 2010 at 3:44 pm #

      Are you saying you’re evil?

  10. redriverpak September 8, 2010 at 9:38 pm #

    Keeping my fingers crossed for you! 🙂

  11. yellowcat September 9, 2010 at 4:25 am #

    When I worked in an office I thought the employees should be able to give the new hire a heads up on the boss…is a lazy, know it all who takes credit for all the good and passes the buck on everything bad? Potential employees need to know these things.

  12. Sank September 9, 2010 at 7:40 am #

    Good Luck…

  13. thoughtsappear September 9, 2010 at 9:53 am #

    Congrats on all the interviews! Good luck!

  14. harlsmits September 9, 2010 at 10:34 am #

    Thanks for the Jewish shout out! Happy New Year!

  15. bookjunkie September 9, 2010 at 1:51 pm #

    reading your post gives me hope too…after a series of bad work experiences i was wondering if good guys still existed. I will be following your blog wherever you lead me 🙂 new adventures here we come!

  16. Pkitass September 9, 2010 at 3:45 pm #

    Good luck! Paws and fingers crossed 🙂

  17. slightlyignorant September 9, 2010 at 4:16 pm #

    Shana tova to you, too, and may all these interviews lead to a new job where you actually enjoy working!!! I’m not worried about you not writing – you’ve got one hell of a sense of humor, Miss Living Dilbert, and I have doubt that you’ll be able to amuse us all with whatever new place will be lucky enough to have you!

  18. Brea September 9, 2010 at 4:46 pm #

    Happy Rosh Hashanah!
    Shana Tova Umetukah!
    May this New Year be one of prosperous joy for you and yours!
    And from my own faith, Blessed Be!

  19. Heart of Gold September 10, 2010 at 3:00 pm #

    Shana tova to you as well my friend. Sounds like a great start to the new year!!!

  20. JoeyTheDog September 13, 2010 at 2:23 pm #

    How you doin’ Dilbert? Good luck with the job search!

    Mazel Tov! Wait a minute. I was raised a Presbyterian. check for deductions and pass the martinis.

  21. A Girl & Her Dot September 13, 2010 at 2:36 pm #

    Good luck with the interviews. I know it’s hard to believe but there are lovely places of employment where you don’t have to feel like throwing up every morning when you walk through the door. Also, you don’t have to tighten every muscle in your body when you boss walks by. Soon the gates of heaven will open up to a new job!!!! Harps will play LOL!!

  22. cooper September 14, 2010 at 12:53 pm #

    as you seem to be struggling for a topic, i’ve tagged you in a meme…even though I know memming is not your thing…

  23. shoutabyss September 14, 2010 at 1:59 pm #

    I still hope you will return from that world of which you speak. At least every once in a while. 🙂

  24. katie o. September 15, 2010 at 7:25 pm #

    The New Adventures of Living Dilbert. I like the sound of that. I gotta say, this whole sense of happiness is kinda contagious. So excited for you and cannot wait to hear how this all unfolds! Mazel Tov!

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