Alicia Lopez’s Musings

A LESSON IN HUMILITY

Posted on: March 10, 2011

Yes, I who thought I was brilliant in all aspects of my life, including my job, had a very humbling action taken against me.

I was not laid off from my job, I was terminated!  The reason given is very disputable; I was told that customer’s had complained about me, not who or why or when, just that.  It came like a bolt out of the blue, because the priority in every job I have ever had has been that the customer comes first.  They are the reason you are there, they are the ones who pay you, and therefore, they are actually your employers.

So to be told that because of them you are terminated, simply does not compute.  I accept it, what else can you do?  It is a very humbling experience and one that I do not wish on anyone.

I thought I was doing a very good job, and had no inkling or warning from the executives that in their estimation, this was not so.  It has been said that there is a first time for everything, and in all my years of work, this is the first termination.

So I am trying to pick up the pieces of my life again, and coming again to a crossroads.  The specter of selling the house looms ahead of me, and some very serious thinking has to be done.  I am praying for guidance from above.

I visited my hubbie’s grave at Fort Bliss National Cemetery this week-end.  I also prayed for guidance there, after telling him the circumstances of my job loss.  I could almost hear him say *#%&*^%$, because he knew my dedication to any job that I took, and my zeal to perform it accurately.  But I knew that he would also say into each life some rain must fall, and this is a torrent which I must bear.

I am very sad to be writing this, and you, my faithful readers, do not deserve this; but you have shared my triumphs, my sadness, and my joys, so I have taken the liberty of sharing with you this very humbling experience.  Pray for me.

Hasta la Vista

3 Responses to "A LESSON IN HUMILITY"

I’ll be as nice as possible as I give you my thoughts on this whole job termination thing…I think it was very unprofessional of this employer to fabricate his reason for your termination. We all know what kind of employee you are. Take pride in knowing that you did the best job possible with them. It is their loss, not yours…
There is a window somewhere that God will open for you…keep having faith…I love you…Bebes

I agree with what Delia said. That guy is a good Republican turd. I’m sure he makes Glenn Beck proud. You have worked hard all your life and been an inspiration to all of us. Keep your head high, be proud of all you have accomplished.

Alicia, maybe it was just meant to be, and we know there is always a reason. Better things will come to you. I really know how you felt, you said it was like a bolt out of the blue . I have
experienced one of those times. It actually made me sick to my stomach. There was not one reason why I was treated like I was, and there wasn’t anything I could do about, it was just the opinion of a person I thought was my friend.

I think when something like this happens, you need to put it out of your mind and remember who you are and that you know in your heart that you were doing your best. I’m so sorry for your discomfort and I hope your employer will realize what a loss he
has made for himself.

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