Got the letter of non-extension for my contract.
Started to try and get the forms ready to claim UIF.
Apparently the HR people I spoke to today will need yet another reminder tomorrow.
And the day after that, and the day after that.
People seems to be getting less competent as time goes by.
Then again, they still have jobs because nobody dares fire them!!
Why would they worry about my little problem?
It’s not theirs!
Reason I’ve been angry is because my poor son is yet again without a job.
They will have him know that in the 3 weeks he’s worked there he did not learn anything, and as such, they don’t think he will be able to do the job.
Who learns everything in 3 weeks?
How is it possbile for any human being to know the ins and outs of the job within a month?
The real reason he lost the job was because he acted like I do so often.
Spoke without thinking.
And in this case, the boss did not like what he said.
Doubt that he said it to the boss, most likely to another employee, which in turn, just could not wait to go and tattle.
Because, apparently, that’s what you do in Pretoria.
You cover your arse with somebody else’s hide.
I remember when I had that month of utter hell before I was fired.
I likened the boss to a seagull – comes in, flies around, craps on everything and then fucks off again.
Also not to the boss’s face, but to an employee that I thought could just possibly appreciate the joke.
Apparenlty not quite.
That was not what was said on the letter of dismissal.
In there his ability as a person was attacked.
His ability to do the job.
And that’s to me, not right.
If you don’t like me, fine.
I don’t care if you like me.
If you never want me to speak again, I won’t.
But don’t tell me Im useless just because you don’t like my face.
That’s how cowards operate.
They can never speak their minds, or have an opinion of their own.
They will use your opinion and turn it against you when it does not suit them anymore.
I don’t know how my son will handle this.
I’m still struggling with it a year after the fact.
From the end of this month I will be without a job.
From today, my son is without a job.
Both of us because we talk before we think.
Please tell me – why on earth do I need people?