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I got fired today.

So, I'm get up at 6 in the morning, like I always did and get ready. Catch the bus at around 7:15 and ride it all the way down to the Courthouse and walk a little farther to the building I work at.

I only have enough money for the bus ride to work, so I figure I'll ask my coworkers for change of a five to pay for the ride back.

I get into the office and my team leader Randy pulls me to the side and tells me as of yesterday, my contract with them was terminated.

Turns out yesterday, right after I left, my bosses Todd and Randy decided I was making too many mistakes on the claims I typed up. And people thought that my yawning and continuous stretching meant I was sleeping on the job.

Randy shakes my hand and tells me it was a pleasure working with me and -

"Go to college. SERIOUSLY."

The way she said it was deserving of a punishing backhand to the face.

I left the building and after asking around, I got the spare change I needed for the bus. I'm waiting at the bus stop and end up engaging in a conversation with this lawyer smoking on her break. She tells me she's had a few Irish coffees to drink before her case and offers me a smoke.

I tell her, no thanks and about what had happened to me at work. She said she'd offered me to stay at her house in Chicago but she had to go to a case now. She gives me a a stick of gum and a dum-dum lollipop before she leaves.

I don't take candy from strangers but I do accept gum as my currency. I eat the gum and toss the lollipop into the garbage bin next to me.

I suddenly hear scratching in the can and figure it's a squirrel that got startled by the candy and I kick the can to see if it would jump out and run away. But the scratching continued so I look into the can and see a young raccoon trying to get out.

IT GIVES ME THE SADDEST EYES EVER.

I decided to tip the can over and the raccoon crawls out and runs away into the neighborhood as I yell "Run Mr. Raccoon, you're free!"

My bus finally comes and drops me off near my house. I get house but because my brother and sister decided they didn't want to go to camp, I leave and go to my friend's house. I hang out for a while and -

Well, you got to hang out with your friends a lot if you don't want to be excluded from going places with them. Like the movies.

So, I left and went the library and rented some movies of my own to watch so I don't die of boredom (Or God Forbid Start Yawning Because That Means You're Asleep.) and go home. I'm on my bike and as I pull into my alley, I slide and fly off my bike.

The rocks cut little holes into my hands and I bang my shoulder on the ground. A lot of my stuff falls out of my bag, so I try and pick them all up. I get home and realize I can't find my phone. Fifteen minutes later I go downstairs and find it in the alley where I fell.

I was not meant to work in an office.

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Hypnic-Jerk Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
Man that is a terrible day, but awww Raccoon.

I like the way you deal with it though, like you said 'Shit happens' whereas some people might act like it's the worse thing in the world!

I'm glad you managed to get money for the bus home though, it would be pretty shitty to pay to get to work and not be able to get home :( I don't see why they couldn't have just told you that you were fired BEFORE you went to work >_< bastards
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fancycake Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
When I got to the raccoon part, I was thinking this was fake.
Sorry about your job. I've never had a job.
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LordDogma Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
Uh yeah, it's not fake at all. Like I said, "Shit happens."

And sometimes if you wander around, you're going to meet some strange people.

Plus, where I live it's not unusual to see raccoons or possums in your garbage. We even have our own resident coyote.
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fancycake Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
Wow, where do you live?
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LordDogma Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
In Skokie, one of Chicago's suburbs.
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Mizz-Mizzy Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Shit, you must this a lot but that fucking sucks. Sorry to hear you got fired, and for a crappy reason too... it's got me not wanting to yawn or stretch at my work either. Though I hope saving the raccoon helped cheer you up.
Yeah, the guy who had that had that lawyer on his side totally got himself screwed over.
Girl I hope you find something to cheer you up.
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LordDogma Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
Oh, that little critter brightened my day. I was so happy after helping him.

:heart:
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Mizz-Mizzy Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Animals are awesome like that... since sometimes people just suck ass
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Rinkuchan27 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008   Digital Artist
Holy---thats one hectic story. im sorry this happened but dont worry this happens to everybody at some point. people are mean nowadays(i even experienced some ppl yesterday being mean to me just by asking a simple question, anger management much....) *sighs* everyday is a new day~~ dont mind them, just keep going...but seriously the person who told you to "go to college. seriously." i will kick their @$$~~ those %#$%#$%#$%$#%#$! you dont wanna see the bad side of me, its rare muhahaha! oh and i hope you feel better from your bruises. and omg...you saved a racoon sp? soooo cute! well i hope everything is okay now and if you need anything ill be here for yah. later. :hug: :glomp: @W@
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LordDogma Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
D8<

How dare they be mean to Lisa!

Shame on them and their mothers! And while I'm at it - THEIR MOTHER'S MOTHERS!

Thank you so much Lisa. *snuggle*
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Rinkuchan27 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008   Digital Artist
lolz~ y/w and anytime. ^_-
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HoorayForSeymour Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm really sorry about what happened :(
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LordDogma Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
Thanks, I feel better about it now.

And it wasn't like I was sad or really pissed about the job, it was more about not being informed of anything until it was too late.

Suckage...
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HoorayForSeymour Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That was pretty rude of them not giving you a chance to fix what you did wrong.
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LordDogma Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
Truly.

And the sad thing is my job performance was actually meeting their expectations but they wouldn't let me keep trying harder to keep at it.
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JulieRaven Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
Aww baby =( That SUCKS. I'm sorry you had such a shitty time. Though the lawyer offering her home to you was a little interesting lol damn the alcohol talking.

Ahh, I hope you find a better job <3

I nearly got fired in my first week at a job because someone claimed I was texting while working, and the manager came up and asked me and I got furious, not defensive. I told him I DID pull out my phone, but just to check on the time. It was so brief, there was no texting involved and I'll not have people making assumptions like that about me.

After that, no one made anymore assumptions. But the place still sucked, so I ended up quitting when school started back up.

So, anytime anyone makes assumptions about you (like sleeping on the job), just be assertive o_o of course, with a job like that, I can understand not wanting to even be there except for the money.

*hugs* I love you
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LordDogma Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
Yeah, I would have stood up for myself. However, they reported this when I wasn't around, so I couldn't defend myself at all.

D8<

Seriously, those people need to grow balls.

I admit I was tired as shit, but I usually get up, drink some cold water and chew on some gum to keep me focused. And this was only for an hour. Out of my entire eight hour shift.

Thank you. I feel so much better. I feel like I can cry.
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JulieRaven Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
Awww love D:

WELL

MORE FREE TIME NAO :D
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sweetdreamerbrynn Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
Well, if you hadn't gotten fired you wouldn't have been able to save that raccoon...but it still sounds like you need a hug.
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LordDogma Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
That's exactly what I was thinking when that happened.

It was like it was meant to happen almost.

I was talking to the bus driver and he said that he had seen that poor thing in there since early this morning. He said he gave it some grapes he had but he was afraid it'd bite him it he tried to touch it.

At least he fed it.

But, nobody wanted to touch it or the garbage can. And this was at a bus stop. Outside of a building. Shows you how compassionate some people are.
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Necaraphiliac Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I read it all;. That really, really sucks. You know, since you were just fired, you totally could of said some retort back to Randy. I would've done the that. But yeah. Ouch. Good thing you found your phone. And I wonder if that lady was really gonna let you stay at her house.
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LordDogma Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
You mean like...

"Get a bag for your face. SERIOUSLY."

'Cause she was a far cry from attractive.

Although, I doubt that lady really would have gone through with her offer. She was drunk and she was about to attend a case.
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Necaraphiliac Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Ew. Drunk lawyers.

AND YES. PERFECT YOUNG PADOWAN.
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Sch-G Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
I actually give a damn!
well damn that was a bad day, huh? It`s good that you saved that raccoon! Also good that you noticed your phone was gone and you found it before somebody else!
Shit really happends, I know believe me...
hope you didn`t hurt yourself really hard?
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LordDogma Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
Seriously, saving that raccoon increased my happiness 100 fold. The only good thing that happened today.

Well, I was checking myself and I got scrapped hands, a skinned knee and my shoulder still hurts a bit.

D8>

The funny thing about the phone was the reason why I didn't see it at first. It was under a car. But when I checked later, the car was gone.

So, I'm just glad the car didn't run over it.
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Sch-G Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
Oh damn, that must reallyy hurt D: I remember when I flew of my bike and landed hard on my hands and knees, still hurts when I remember it...
I can say you where really lucky about the phone, that it was untouched!
also if it`ll cheer you up I can say that when you posted you`r journal it showed it was in the future, damn dA bugs xD
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LordDogma Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
It did?

Damn DA fix them clocks already.

XD
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Sch-G Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
yeah, lol I had few of them, 2 with favs 1 with you`r journal xD
and I think one with comment xDD
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