Today, at work, I wished I had called in sick.
I slept through my alarm. And I had a serious case of bed head. Unfortunately, there was no time to wash or tame my hair since I had to leave the house in the next 5 minutes. Solution? Throw it into a bun.
I arrived at work and the admin lady informed me that a colleague called in sick due to a mild infection of the cochlea and another colleague was on emergency leave as his house had been broken into and was at the police station to report it.
A quiet day at the office then, I thought to myself. Again, I had spoken much too soon. Much, MUCH too soon.
The Boss arrived. With her mother. Yep, her mother. After quick hellos, they cocooned themselves in The Boss’s office.
Then the colleague who was sick came in followed by the other colleague whose house had been broken into. What the heck was happening?
Two elderly men came to the office 10 minutes later. Who were these guys? The admin lady directed them to The Boss’s office. They passed my desk without making eye contact.
“We have an important meeting in an hour!” The Boss barked from her office. Meeting? We didn’t have a scheduled meeting today. Again, what the heck was happening???
At the meeting.
The Boss informed us that she had sold the company. WHAT. THE. HECK?
The two elderly men were the new owners AKA The Boss’s new bosses. The Boss’s mother was at the office because she was the other shareholder of the company besides The Boss.
The Boss also informed us that we still have our jobs (I hadn’t even thought that far as I was still digesting the fact that the company had been sold) and that we’d have to move to the new office in the next month.
After the meeting, one of the senior staff goes into The Boss’s office and closed the door. 15 minutes later she walked out and The Boss calls us back into the meeting room and announced that that senior staff would be leaving the company. Normally, I would be dismayed but with all that happened today, I just nodded and mumbled “Ok.”
What next? Plague of locusts?
What has been your worst “bad day at work” day?