Day 229 - Job Hunting
Thursday, July 16, 2015
As much as I appreciate all the Habitat for Humanity does in the community, I have decided that I need to find a new job, and the sooner the better. The boss got angry with me again today for not telling him that I had done something he asked me to do. He found out about it through an email I wrote (and CC'ed him) indicating that the task had been done. Since he had asked me to do it, and I did, and he was informed via an email to someone else, I didn't think it was fair for me to get in trouble for it.
As asked him if I needed to tell him every little thing, trying to make light of the situation. He slammed his palm down on the desk and got really angry with me. Whenever I try to defend myself, he puts his hand up and says "Stop," which I find threatening and demeaning.
I asked him if he wanted to fire me. He asked me if that was what I wanted. I said no (but in my head, I was thinking "yes, please") but I told him that his anger was uncalled for. I also said that he was bullying me. (Other people in the office have used similar terms to describe his behavior. Thankfully, I'm not alone in feeling the way I do.)
It is unfortunate because he is the head of the organization, runs it however he wants, and does not welcome feedback or other opinions. He is also an unpaid volunteer, which gives him carte blanche to run over everyone who crosses him.
Eventually, he will have to step down. He is 76 years old and has admitted that he has a medical problem that may make his departure happen sooner than he would like. But I can no longer wait for that to happen, and I'm not sure I'm interested in becoming the new head of the organization.
I have applied for a position at the local community college for a position that is very appealing. The deadline for applications was Monday, so it is a bit early to hear from them, but I have been praying every day that they call and set up an interview. I do believe that I'm a great candidate for the job.
So I'm asking for some prayers and good thoughts about this job. I've been doing a lot of visualizing, believing that I will get the job. Some extra energy in that direction would help.
This wasn't intended to be a depressing post. I still have a passion for making a difference in this community, and I love this opportunity to do so. The job at the college would offer similar potential, but to a different audience.
Thanks for your support and encouragement, as always, friends! Keep Sparking!