Good News

I’m posting some pretty big news here, mostly because I don’t want to go on about it on Facebook, Twitter or my public blog until I know exactly what’s going on, but I have to say something because I am happy about it.
Hubby got a promotion today.  [insert cheers and applause here]
While we were eating dinner the phone rang, it was the head of the dispatch department at Hubby’s company asking him to come into work at midnight tonight.  I groaned because he got called in on Tuesday night as well, and I don’t think it’s right that he’s up all day long, working and then he gets a call a few hours before they want him in and expect him to just jump and head into the office and be all sleep deprived and grumpy for a day or so after.
But Hubby gave me the thumbs up sign to let me know that this was a good thing, so I shut up and let him finish his phone call.
After he got off the phone Hubby told me that he’d just been promoted to the night time dispatcher, which is a promotion since for the past six months or so he’s been doing a dispatchers job but is only actually an office administrator, yup a secretary.  I laughed and said now he won’t have to worry about his boss chasing him around the desk.
Sadly this promotion means that the old night dispatcher got fired, and from the way Hubby was called in, I’d have to say something went down and they had to fire him on the spot.  Now this promotion did not just come out of nowhere.  Hubby’s been telling me about all the crazy stuff the night time guy has been doing, and the two of us shook our heads in disbelief.
Some of the higher ups have been calling for this poor guys dismissal for a while, a well known fact, even to the guy who got fired.  But did he buck up and stop rocking the boat, no!  Instead he went toe to toe with the head of the dispatch department, the one guy who had his back at all times.  Crazy stuff!
So I feel sorry for the guy, but no amount of warnings that many people gave him managed to sink into his brain and so he is now gone and Hubby is promoted and hopefully this promotion comes with a substantial raise, because God knows we sure could use it!
Of course my Mom’s first response was ‘Now I can raise your rent.’  She said it in one of those tones that at first makes you think the person is joking but then when you think about it, perhaps not so much.
I hope she’s joking because right now we have just enough money to cover our monthly bills and we have nothing left over for anything else.
It would be nice if we could have some money for some of the fun things, like clothes.  I’d kill for a new pair of socks!


About katastrophes1

Kat is a 20 something girl stuck in a 40 something body. Mom to 3 kids, tormented and amused by 3 crazy dogs. Amateur photographer, self taught crochet junkie. Thinker of crazy thoughts. Where do they come from? Who knows where thoughts occur, they just happen!
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One Response to Good News

  1. Kat says:

    >Actually I found out that the guy Hubby replaced wasn't going to be fired. The company was going to move him to a different position. He wasn't doing a good job as supervisor and they'd decided to move him to one that they felt he'd be better qualified to handle. They were going to keep him at the same pay grade, with a possible raise in the near future if he did the job well.When they took him into the office to talk to him about it they never got the chance. Instead he began screaming and swearing at everybody. He called the HR woman a 'c' word and began throwing racial slurs around.He never even gave them the chance to tell him about the different position, and after he behaved that way they decided not to keep him on.Poor guy.

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