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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

So She Fired Me



Let me explain the whole story! How I got the job I wanted, I got a new manager, I wasn’t her number one fan, she may have liked me as a person but, not on her team.  I wasn’t doing my best, her leadership wasn’t the best, I started having anxiety, I wanted to do better but not under her leadership, it came down to me being fired or quitting, God closing one door and, opening up MANY MORE! So grab your popcorn and get ready to read.

You ever worked somewhere where you LOVED the company but, only 60% of the people you worked with? You ever just come in, put your headphones in and work until it was time to clock out? You ever let the stresses of LIFE affect your performance at work? You ever realize that you’re just working for a paycheck but, not doing what you love? You ever had to speak in tongues before walking into the building because you already know who /what you’re about to deal with that day? Well this is what was going on since November!

In November I told my Pastors and a few close friends that I could just feel my termination coming. I’ll admit that my performance was going up and down but, I absolutely hated working under my manager. There would be days where she wouldn’t say A WORD to me as if I could be missed! Y’all where I sat, I COULD NOT BE MISSED! Did I expect her to have a full conversation with me everyday? Absolutely not but, a simple “Good Morning” goes a long way! And before you think “Well why didn’t you just say something first?” Trust I did at times  but, I truly believe that as a leader you set the tone, atmosphere, WHATEVER  for your employees. I’m also a type “I” personality so y’all know we require a little more attention and, the smallest things go a long way for us! Anyways, the week of January 6th my mind was all over the place with personal issues and, I made a few mistakes. I kind of felt like my manager was done with me but I kept working hard, asking a ton of questions and, trying to do everything I could to keep my job whether I liked who I worked under or not because babyyyyyyy.....these bills aren’t going to pay themselves! And though I still had my job, I already started looking for another one!

On January 8th my manager called me into the office, we had a pretty deep conversation and, she informed me that would do some “self reflecting” and, would let me know what she decided on Monday or Tuesday of the next week. So she pretty much wanted me to sit there for a few days while she decides whether or not she’s going to fire me. Talk about sitting on eggshells! I left work that day, went to church and, prayed. I prayed that GODs will and GODS will alone be done! I didn’t want to fight to stay somewhere God and heck MYSELF didn’t want to be anymore. The fear of not having a paycheck scared me and, I cared about that paycheck  more than I cared about my peace. ESPECIALLY since I hadn’t heard anything back from the other companies I was interviewing with.

So Monday comes, nothing happens. Tuesday comes, nothing happens. Wednesday I stop and realize that “wait a minute, there’s a log I need  to send out by Friday so there’s no way she’s going to fire me until that log is sent” and, that’s exactly what happened! Y’all  I sent that log at 10:30am and at 10:45am she called me into her office and fired me. I just smiled! She walked me downstairs, asked for a hug and, told me “Take Care”. I walked to the parking lot, got into my car and, prayed! I said “Lord you know that I am a faithful tither and partner in your house. If I don’t have a job the church may not have all the means it needs to stay open and functioning so....if ANYTHING happens to the church, I don’t want to hear about it! You told me to TEST YOU with my tithes and I did so, now it’s time for you to open up the floodgates of heaven as you said you would and, show out on my behalf !” I said “Amen” and drove to Starbucks.

A few days  went by and I still hadn’t heard anything from anyone. I refused to loose my faith and continuously reminded GOD of his word & promises. A few days later I got a call from the job I THOUGHT I wanted the most and, I was excited! I praised God right after I accepted verbally, they told me I would be starting in three weeks and, I drove to church for prayer. That night my Pastor asked to pray for me and God started speaking. He said that though I was excited about this new position, this is not the one he wanted for me and, told me not to settle. He told me it was time for me to do what I loved and, get paid a lot more than at the same time. I said “Amen” and left it alone. I started the onboarding process for this new job and guys I swear, everything kept going wrong. I had a shy bladder (which I NEVER HAVE) when I went to take my drug screen and the company didn’t want me to take another one, my background wouldn’t go through, I couldn’t take my fingerprints, like NOTHING was falling in place! I started getting worried until I remembered what GOD said so, I went online and started applying for a different type of position! A position doing what I LOVE! I applied on a Monday, had two phone interviews by Tuesday, a final interview by Thursday and, on Friday the call came through that said “The VP approved your pay rate request, we loved you and, when would you like to start?” I responded “Well I scheduled a short vacation before I applied for this position but, I can cancel it if you guys need me to start now?” the manager  responded “Take & enjoy your vacation! We will start you once you’re back & ready!” At that moment, all I could think was “The floodgates of heaven have opened!” 


Here’s what I learned from this experience: 

.Sometimes GOD  has to make you uncomfortable or else you will never move. 
.If you settle for good enough, you may miss out on GODs best for you. 
.You will never be satisfied staying where you are because you HAVE TO! Stay because you WANT TO!
.If you don’t do what you LOVE doing, you will never do it with everything in you. 
.You have to remind GOD of his promises and his word! God is not a man that he shall lie. He will do WHATEVER he says he will do! His word can not return back to him void.
.You take care of GODs house and, GOD will take care of you. 
.This obstacle was an invitation to trust GOD at another level. 
.Gods timing maybe sooner than you think . BE READY! 


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