An anonymous commentor wrote to say that the sound of crickets means moving. Well... guess what....
Today I became reduntant at work and supposedly they are "reducing the workforce" (by one) and I'm out.
Our chairman is an asshole. That's right. Go ahead - read it again. He's an asshole. They can't fire me twice. He has a preconceived notion that you can just go out and "get" a contract. According to him, there is no need to establish contacts or relationships, or even have a plan. This is the genius who wanted to disolve our quality department because, "We don't need ISO." Oh yeah you do - if you want to work on any US military contracts. In the 1 year that I have worked for him, I have met with him a total of 5 times; once because he forgot that I worked for him and called me in to announce that I would now work for him. Me: 'But I do work for you....' Him: "Well, now it is official." Me: 'But it is on the org chart..." (which he would have known if he found any importance in checking our ISO system org chart). Asshole. Oh, plus, he is one of these guys who uses exclaimation points inappropriately. Every one of his sentences is followed by !!!
Ok, so having gotten over the disgrunted employee stuff - this is a blessing (especially since they have to give me 3 months notice/wages and indemnity). God always has a plan. I laughed when the HR dude told me. After his initial shock, he gave me the "opportunity" to resign (in Kuwait, t his means that you loose your indemnity). Yeah thanks, but no thanks.
My family needs me. I need my family. I am alone most of the time here in Kuwait - staring at my walls and wondering why I don't have a man who cares about me in my life (and if he says he cares about me, then why am I spending 90% of my free time NOT in his company).
Gotta go, gotta go.
I have had wonderful times in Kuwait. I've met some amazing people and I've met some real shits. I've had a hell of a run here. 14 years is a long time to spend away from your own people. Alex was 2 when I left. Now he's 16. Time to go home.