Last month I told you all that I had mentally checked out from my job at Tom Ahl's. I went to the GM and talked to him about adding some responsibilities to my tasks; sitting at a desk waiting for the phone to ring is a boring way to earn a living. At the time, Vince (the GM) sounded all excited to get me more involved. A month later, they still hadn't given me any extra duties. Instead, yesterday morning, I was relieved of my duties altogether.
So here I sit, officially one day into unemployment. I used to pick the kids up from grandma's and spend about 2-2.5 hours alone with them before Valerie gets home. Now, I get the 3-9 shift all to myself. So far, so good as far as the kids are concerned. I'm not sure how you're supposed to get anything else done around the house though.
I filed a claim for unemployment already. I should hear back in 3 weeks or so. Tom actually apologized for not giving me a warning at all, so since there was no prior disciplinary documentation at all, I'm fairly confident I'll get approved. I'm sure you're wondering: I was let go because two customers (seperately, about two weeks apart) complained about me. It should be noted that the first customer repeatedly refused to return the rental car and refused to return phone calls made in an attempt to recover the car. The second didn't like that I refused her service because she didn't have a credit card. In other words, I enforced the policy I was paid to enforce. Tom decided that since both of these customers were black females, I must have a problem with them (his words). Of course, 75% of my customers were black and I did the job for 6 years without incident, but whatever. It's done.
So now I have a chance to do something else and I guess that's cool. Hopefully I can find something a bit more challenging that offers me a bit more money as well. We shall see. Until then, I get to be a full-time dad. And that's pretty cool, too.