Well they’ve really done it now. They went and fired Cathy Comic. And while I wish I could say Cathy went out in a blaze of glory acceptable to her fire-cracker personality, the truth to how it really went down was quite pitiful. She didn’t even get to destroy anything…or anyone for that matter.
It was actually Mr. Pig who was sent to do Dennis the Menace‘s dirty work this time (what a shocker), and it was this filthy man who was lurking by the front entrance, on a Friday morning, awaiting Cathy’s arrival to work. Poor Cathy had just arrived to work on the bus that she had to catch at the off-site bus lot where us measly employees have to park and be bused in each day. No sooner did she utter “Good Morning” and open the locked office door for Mr. Pig till he started his whole “you-are-being-terminated-and-here’s-why” spiel. He then proceeded to hand her a termination letter (a.k.a. Bull s#*% letter) informing her that her termination was “effective immediately” and that she needed to gather her belongings and “vacate the premises”.
This is the part in the story where one would almost hope for Cathy to “go out with a bang” or in the very least to cause a scene; ruffle Mr. Pig’s feathers a little, heck give him a good earned, overdue sucker punch to the face. But Cathy, still awestruck from the shocking news, just yelled “that’s Bull-s*^t and you know it!!” while she quickly gathered her belongings and threw her company keys across the room as she stormed out to go wait for the bus that she had just arrived on to take her back to her car. And that was that.
It has been two weeks now since the unfortunate and unforeseen termination and it still sucks just as bad as the day when I found out about the ridiculous (and uncalled for) decision. Actually the office seems quite sad, every one has been so quiet and what fun there was in our workplace has now been zapped away with the termination of Cathy. Ironic how management got this ludicrous idea that the “low morale” of our office was all Cathy-Comic’s fault (of course, they are never at fault, so it’s best to try and find a scapegoat to blame and for whatever reason they used Cathy as such), and yet Cathy is now gone and the morale is none the better for it.
I hate my workplace without my sidekick Cathy. I come to work with a heavy heart and a feeling like something is missing. Since it is questionable as to whom had a part in Cathy’s termination I trust no one (but blame Switch)– I come to work, keep my head down, my mouth shut and do my job. But secretly I am awaiting the day when they realize just how much Cathy did for this place and how good she was at her job. I am hedging my bets on a month- give it about a month until the baskets overflow with piled-up work that is overdue and the admin cannot get caught up (much less keep up) and THEN they just might realize the error of their ways…Serves them right, they deserve whatever grief that comes their way.
Canning Cathy, I mean what were they thinking ?!?!