Friday, May 18, 2012

It happens today…

I’ve been getting trained by the person who’s job I’m taking over.

In other words. She’s unknowingly been training me to take her job.

After a few weeks of working, I realized something. The company didn’t create a position for me like they said they did….but instead, they finally found a person to replace the woman who they’ve wanted to fire for months now. And that person is me.

Maybe in some way they did create it. Hard to say, but it was obvious to me after having a ‘top secret’ meeting with the higher ups that they were eager to fire this woman and have me take over as Office Manager. Only catch is, they were confident she wouldn’t go down without a fight and the best way for me to learn all that position holds is to have her train me without knowing.

And that’s just what she’s been doing…training me to take over. Sadly, I believe when they tell her, it won’t go over well. And sadly, I believe this is the only way to have me learn because I know she won’t help in any way the moment she finds out. I actually believe she might do things…sabotage-ee things once it happens, but I’m just going to wait and see if that’s true.

I sure hope it isn’t, but even her boss told me to come in and copy all her files while she’s at lunch, in case she deletes them all. So I did…and felt a little like a spy while doing it.
I named it the ‘ninja folder’
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I understand why they need to fire her. I’m getting trained by her after all, and I have eyes…and ears. Its obvious, but I do feel bad. Its rather devious and she really has no clue at all. Like, at all!

For all she knows, I’m learning solely to help on days she’s out sick. But it happens today and thankfully I’ll be in the other office and won’t witness the spectacle.

All I know is I have to play coy. I can never ever in my time with this company, let on I knew anything about this. So as far as you and I know, I was minding my own business in the other office when they offered me the position at this office after the fact…more pay..more responsibility...more opportunity for growth… how could a girl turn something like that down!?

Its only business.

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Kristin said...

Oh wow. What a hard situation! Hope it goes more smoothly than anticipated :-)

the blogivers said...

Sounds scandalous!

Lisa said...

WOW!!! What a tough would not easily happen in South Africa though because our labour laws are really strict...there's no "You're fired" unless you pay to do it!!!

Good luck I pray all goes well and that your covert operation wont be discovered during your tenure with the company.

Daisy said...

Wow, you are a ninja! Is it wrong of me to want to know what happens? What did she do? I'm so curious. Well I hope she doesn't pull one of those crazy office scenarios. Tell us what happens!!

Tatiana said...

I hope you guys don't end up on the evening news bc she burned down the place or somethin'.
I can't help but feel bad for her though. She's gonna have a crappy day.
But I'm so glad you are getting along with the new coworker great :-)

Behold the Metatron said...

That's a horrible situation for both her AND you! What is the job?

meme-and-he said...

this situation is nuts!! I'll trust that it is the best way to handle it, but it seems crazy! Do you think she will be mad at you, or just people above you??

Megan said...

What a bad situation!! They shouldn't have told you that...I'd feel bad for her, too, if I were you!! Hope it went well!!

Holly said...

Yikes! That's definitely a rather awkward situation for you to be in! I kind of agree with Megan, I think if I were you I'd sort of "wish I didn't know", if you know what I mean.

I did laugh at the Ninja folder though, that's pretty funny. :P

Laura Elizabeth said...

So... how'd it go?! I hope it went smoothly... and not all "reality TV show" as you thought it might.

I love the idea of you sneaking in and creating ninja folders! Practicing for when the CIA call you up!


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