Sunday, October 20, 2013

Trouble Ahead








Holly Miller blogs

for the

Paws & Claws Mysteries

by Krista Davis








Holly here again. Remember me? The fundraiser with the ethical problem? My boss knew that huge donations were made with tainted money that was stolen from people in a pyramid scheme. Guess the greedy investor (and I use that term very lightly) acquired so much that he thought he could just give other people's money away. I think they ought to be making those decisions for themselves. If they had wanted to make donations, they wouldn't have given him that money to invest in the first place.

I sucked up my courage, marched into my boss's office and confronted him. In a nice way, of course. I'm really not the bullying type. He denied everything. Right to my face! He had the nerve to tell me I shouldn't dabble in things I knew nothing about. And then he picked up his phone and dismissed me like an annoying gnat.

I quit. That's right. I quit right then and there. I packed up my office and rode the elevator down to the main floor and walked out of that building without so much as a glance back. It's been two days now, and I still quiver a little when I think about it. Most of the time I think I'm fairly level-headed and not prone to drama or rash moves. Maybe that's why I'm still quivering. This is really quite unlike me.

Now, I did consider going over his head. I feel an obligation to let his boss know what's up. After all, that money will be traced to them sooner or later.

My boyfriend, Ben, is an accountant. He keeps telling what a fool I was to quit before I had another job lined up. "Holly," he has said repeatedly, "you find another job while you're still at the old job and then you give them notice and leave. You don't just walk out." All right, I'll admit that probably would have been smarter – especially now that the mortgage payment is coming due. Don't get me wrong – I can survive for a short time. Hopefully as long as it takes me to find another position.

Have you ever quit a job? Did it work out okay? Please tell me it did!

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8 comments:

  1. Yes I did quit a job and every thing worked out for the best. Looking forward to reading your story.

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    1. That's a relief! Whew! Thanks, Dru.

      ~Holly

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  2. I did, too. I started Threadville, and I love it here My own fabric store in a town full of friends and other sewing and craft stores...what could be better? Oh, I know, no more murders would be good.

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    1. Murder? Okay, well, I'm sure there won't be any murders in my life. That has to be very rare. I'm glad to hear you like your new life. maybe I should open a store . . .

      ~Holly

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  4. Holly, you're in good company. I walked out on a job, and from no less than Vanity Fair magazine. I quit--right after they told me I was fired. Onward and upward!

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    1. Wow, Dorothy! I guess my situation might have gone that way, too, if I had stuck around longer. And look how well everything turned out for you! Thanks for making me feel better.

      ~Holly

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  5. Lol can't help you there Holly. I am still working at my first job after high school. It has been 23 years now. There were times I wanted to do something else, but after all I am still there. The bosses change, for worse most times, but I still have fun with my collegues.

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