Monday, June 21, 2010

What do you do when you've worked all your life and suddenly you're cleaning your house every day?

Sunday, August 2, 2009

I am very excited today. Made my grandaughter so happy.

Friday, April 17, 2009

I haven't written on this since I "retired".  I really didn't retire.  My boss and his partner were given a 2 year contract with a large corporation.  They were allowed to form their own company under their roof and had 2 years to show they could produce revenue and potentional for future revenue.  After 2 years the parent company could either renew their contract for another year or pull the plug.  Well they pulled the plug and we (8 of us) were all terminated, including my boss.  I had never wanted to retire and had always said that it would be taken out of my hands.  He (the boss) has a name that is still considered good in the investment banking business.  Most of the people remember him as a hot shot banker that had done one of the biggest mergers in the Media industry 20 years ago.  However, he is no longer that hot shot and has become lazy and hasn't done a big deal in the past 10 years, but they don't seem to know this.  He is very wealthy and very frugal.  His money is invested wisely and he hasn't been affected by our current recession.  He was offered several new jobs and accepted the one he felt most comfortable with.  

He called me into his office and said "You know you can come with me to P's if you want, but you'd have to take a big cut in salary.  You make much too much money and they don't pay that kind of money.  I looked at him and thought fast and told him that I appreciated the fact that he wanted me to go with him but that I was tired and really couldnt do this anymore.  I didn't feel like getting into a discussion about money because I realized at that moment that I didn't want to work for him anymore and that it had been taken out of my hands.  I made him look good in the weeks that followed when all the clients and vendors we had dealt with over the 20 years we had worked together asked "why wasn't I going with him".  They were shocked  He was able to say "H is retiring".  Hence the word retire has become the key work in ending our relationship.''

I had hoped for a decent monetary settlement but he and his wife presented me over lunch in a very nice restaurant with much fan fare with a huge box from Jay Mendel.  The entire restaurant was privvy to my embarrassment of having to open this box, remove a very beautiful mink coat, put it on so they could see how I looked in it and have all that watched clap.  I so DID NOT need this coat, but there was nothing I could do but accept it because it was the first time in 20 years that I have witnessed him doing something where he actually got pleasure in "giving".  

I'm getting tired so I'm ending this now.  Tune in again

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Yesterday I finally got the news. We're through here at this company and Feb 27th is our last day. I certainly wasn't shocked. He when asked by me what I might expect from him personally (after 19 years) looked at me in shock and replied, "I'm losing money like everyone else". I told him in my own words that that was a lot of bull and walked out of his office.

Today he got an email asking if he wanted to consider two paintings by a artist he collects; one $1,900,000 and one $1,700,000 The art dealer's words "I believe in this climate there would be room for negotiation of either strike you."

BUT he hasn't got any money to give me after 19 years.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Lots of stuff

I've been accumulating notes for weeks. And since I had them accumulated I thought I'd just put them down today.

These are all about this disgusting man I've worked for the past 19years and who today I found out I will only have to do this for a couple of months more because our department and he in particular have been given notice that we are not being renewed. He and his partner had a 2 year contract with the option of our senior owner to renew on a year to year basis. WELL THEY DIDN'T.

These are his comments during the past few weeks . He became more vicous as he realized we wouldn't be working together much longer and he could say and do what he wanted.

1) "Don’t mean to harp on this but Last night I had to go to 275 Hudson Street and you didn’t give me a cross street. (He was at BAM and buses were supposed to take him to Restaurant)" and he has a personal driver who should have been able to find the restaurant.

2)Mtg at 919 3rd Ave(Goes there every month for board mtg. Calls me furious. I didn’t give him the cross street. I reply the entrance is on 55th St. “No it’s on 3rd avenue, but you didn’t put it in my calendar. “But you go there every month. It didn’t dawn on me you wouldn’t remember where the entrance was”. That’s not the point, YOU DIDN”T PUT IT IN MY CALENDAR",.

3)He has an interview in San Fran for Private Club. “I didn’t put the last name of the person he has mtg with on his calendar. If he took the printed out itinerary I make up for every trip which has every single detail he’d see the name.

4)He’s looking for a new job but doesn’t tell me. I read all his emails and he thinks I don’t know. He’s looking at rentals in San fran and I’m not supposed to know.

This morning he calls before coming in. I wrote in his blackberry calendar he claims that his plane was leaving at 3PM instead of 3:40PM yesterday so he got to the airport TOO EARLY.
Then he calls me in today to inform me that our contract hasn’t been renewed but if he goes somewhere of course they can’t pay me what I make but maybe I would work less hours and he’d be able to pay me something. I asked him if this was going to have anything to do with my year end “gift”. ( I have to fight for it every year) He said, I lost a lot of money. LIAR, LIAR. I take care of his funds and know he's worth a couple of hundred million. Yikes

Sunday, November 16, 2008

First Day of Blog

Today is the first time I've ever written on a blog so forgive me as I get familiar with the whole concept. As a heads-up, the purpose of this is to vent my frustrations and disgust and anger at the horrible man I work for. I've spent almost twenty years in servitude, mainly because I thought that there weren't a lot of opportunities available for me when I met him during my earlier fifties, yes fifties and I needed to earn a living. By the time I realized I had made a serious mistake the years had just gone by and then it was too late.

I have lots of things to say about him and will start tomorrow.