Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Gainfully Unemployed!

Sometimes life doesn't turn out quite the way you planned! I was so glad I went to RPM at the gym yesterday morning because I didn't make it to training after work as I was held up at work - my last day at work in fact as although I had put in my notice of retirement to finish in four weeks, due to my managerial position and the company "protocol" this afternoon I was escorted off the premises - not the best way to end my full-time working career and a very sad day. It was too late to go to training and I was rather distressed so no running happened.
Tuesday - Cross Country Summer Series
Location: Boathouse running towards Commonwealth Park.
Distance: 5km (plus 1km warm-up) = 6km
Time taken: 28:02
Average pace per km: 5:34
It was lovely to catch up with Marg, Cathy M and Carolyne before and after the run. There was a tough head wind heading out to the carillon but on the way back it eased off. Overall I was glad I ran as it really helps having those endorphins released!


  1. Oh Strewth, I am so sorry that it ended for you that way. Hugs. xx

  2. Seems like no golden handshake then ?

  3. i understand that companies have this protocol, but you'd think they'd be able to carry this out without making people feel like felons. tact.

    it also makes others around you feel uncomfy. sorry about this.

  4. That's terrible. No send-off, morning tea, cakes, speeches, presents...

    What bastards! I hope your replacement doesn't get a bonus for following "protocol"!

  5. Far out, that is unbelievable! I heard of this happening years ago but not recently. I suppose its just an indication of exactly how much you know and how valuable you are, if you were useless they wouldn't give a hoot.

    Hopefully there will be a real sendoff for you at some stage. I insisted on mine being 5 weeks after I left because I didn't want it interfering with my Canberra training.

    Still can't wait to hear what you have planned for the future. See you soon.