11 September, 2006

Oh my god, I've been sacked.

Well, today the Mom came over and declared that she had decided this just wasn't working out at all (I've not even seen her since her last decision of me being a part-time nanny). Fine. This is ridiculous. How can you bring a woman over from across the world and then after two weeks, fire her? And if you have improvements for someone, shouldn't you suggest them instead of deciding that your "styles" just don't match?

And friends and family, since when am I a poor organizer, house cleaner, or teacher?

Bloody hell. I feel somewhat insulted. I know I worked those kids hard and they have shown improvement in their work. I know that I don't know how to cook Vietnamese food, but that if they gave me half a chance I could have learned. And as far as the dish washing thing goes, jeez! Just ask me to do them again, don't fire me! The really crappy thing is that now I have to move, so I'm both job hunting and apartment hunting in a city I've only lived in for two weeks.

What they owe me is my plane fare home. That's the deal. Well, I think I could still have some fun in Saigon for a few months, tutoring and substituting and all that, so I want them to just give me the money for the ticket and let me decide the date. But no, they're trying to book me on China airlines because it's cheaper (but they don't fly to Charlotte, so I'd be stranded in NYC).

This is crap.

But Mom, if you're reading this, don't worry. I still have money in savings, and I have friends who will help me. I will not be homeless in Saigon. (But if I were, I would definitely want to be one of the sugar-cane juice sellers).


Joe said...

I know this may seem like a big problem....but look at it as a minor twist in the plot on the way to a spectacular lead up to an awesome finale.

If anyone can turn this situation into the best tasting lemonade (or the vietnamese equivalent of course) it is you dearest!

I am excited about the change in direction for you!

Be brave

Anonymous said...

I send love and luck to you today! Just like Joe said, you're going to turn this situation on it's head and it's going to work out just great. I will be thinking about you all the time, ALL the time!

If you get a new address, send it to me and I will send you a care package.

Courage, cherie, je t'aime!

Anonymous said...

WTF? Your boss lady be CRAZY. Jess, I have my fingers triple-crossed, and I think, yes I do, that you're going to have some fun & luck figuring all this out.

And, hey, failing Vietnam, you can come live with Gogi & I in GE.

Alex said...

No friend of mine is stranded anywhere - I will kick some Dutch-ass!

Come to Chicago. We have bicycles here too.

Anonymous said...

They don't call them adventures for their notorious security. Good luck, sister. It sounds to me like you have a tough situation well in hand. I'd be scared out of my wits.

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