Yeah yeah yeah … we knew it right? McTizz is history although not by his own hand. He showed up (dammit) and Bombastic Big Boss decided that it wouldn’t work out with me being in charge and him under me (so to speak because … eww!!) and let him go with a month’s pay.
All snark aside, I really don’t like to see anyone get booted from a job, even when they have asked for it. And today was a yukky vibe day because before he was let go, he told me he thought I betrayed him and that I was a hypocrite. Not words I want to attribute to myself. I struggled inside myself all last week about how to handle this. Should I hip him to the fact that he was being watched and not in a good way? Should I nudge him and say “Stop goofing off”? I really wasn’t sure how to handle it. I mean, he is 48. Don’t you think he’d know better? And most especially so if he had a hard time finding a job for reasons I shan’t go into here. That’s what puzzled me. He needed this job. Yet, he was singularly unmotivated to step up to the plate. I don’t get that at all.
After some deep thought and chat with Duty and GRE, I decided to just step back and allow whatever was to happen, happen. I honor his free will and acknowledge that he choose the outcome. Because in things that matter, you can’t have your cake and eat it, too. If you need the job, act like it.
So, yeah. It was hard to hear him paint me with the brush of blame but I listened to what he said, knew where it was coming from, and asked him to look at what part he played in all this. I don’t think he will, honestly. But it’s my belief that the universe offers lessons and when you don’t get them, they bring it on more forcefully so that you DO get it. Tizz got a big, hard lesson today. I hope he grows and learns from it. Truly. Despite my ranting here, I felt for the guy, even if his life was a mess of his own making. I’m a mushy chick that way. So, my lesson was in how to step back when I had to and step forward when I was called.
And on we go, rearranging filing cabinets, printing out documents, solving problems and much more. But the days of McTizz are over. Long live Boss McTizzypants.