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Boo Sucks

Yesterday was as bad as I expected it to be. The retail lady (lady used very loosely here) who has been scheming for my boss’ job was, indeed, announced as his successor yesterday, and had a very smug meeting with the team. This was followed by a meeting with the senior members of the team wherein we tried to bring her up-to-speed on basic concepts such as PPC, SEO, etc., as well as what merchandising the site for the Christmas holidays would entail.

I shit you not.

I am so out of there. I think I’ll grab any contract work that I can, and take some time to look around and decide what I want to do.

I’m for sale. I can’t offer you my soul, because that has been systematically destroyed over the past two years, but I can offer senior-level experience in web development, design, information architecture, search optimisation, and multimedia (Flash, video editing, etc.).

I’m alternating between relief, terror and absolute, black depression. And I’ve been awake since 3:00 am.

6 Comments

  • bellanna

    I hope today is a bit easier for you. I’ll let you know if anyone I know mentions jobs. Quite often the talker newsletter has jobs advertised (people on there mostly work for BBC and telecoms companies) Good luck with the searching.

  • vampwillow

    eep! saw about this on my race-to-catch-up-a-bit last night and yup, get out while the getting is good (one has to question the people higher in the food chain who appoint someone as a boss who doesn’t even know the basics of that job! talk about appointing someone who will run it into the ground …)

    Hope you find something nicer …

  • uathsaille

    Thanks – I appreciate that. :) I normally get quite a few calls from agencies, which I ignore, and now that I could really use them, do they call? Of course not.

  • uathsaille

    Yeah, the company is in shit shape anyway due to mismanagement, and the site lost a lot of money for various reasons (idiot decisions, not enough product in-stock, and also the fact that we sell luxury goods that not many people want anymore), so someone’s head had to roll. But really, I wouldn’t say “hey, retail management looks easy, I think I’ll have a go!” so why should someone be given the same opportunity to do that on an ecommerce site? SO stupid.

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