Which old witch?
My former boss, y'all!
After tense negotiations with the board, the new exec director of my theatre managed to convince them to get rid of the evil seed before she brought the entire theatre down with her. She and her husband, the ex- exec, have been helping to generate bad press and bad feelings all around, and lately she has been spending her days making employees do groundwork for the new theatre they plan to begin, rather than doing her job. So today, after not knowing from one hour to the next whether to run away in terror or dig in deeper, the blessed hour finally arrived.
I had had to work with her on and off all today and yesterday to ensure that the finances were in a less disastrous state and her final check was ready early, all under false pretences, which somehow worked.
As she was being given her severance package across the street, I was lerxing away from the theatre to meet my Sam. And now we go to Arizona for a long weekend. And as I was driving to Sam's office, where I sit now, my cell phone rang. Knowing it was her, I did not answer. Cowardly? Sure it is. I expected a livid message. But apparently she still has no idea that I am to replace her.
Furthermore, word id that the box office will not be relocated after all, so my coworker's job is safe, and calamity has been avoided at least in that area.
So starting Tuesday, upon my return, I get to dive headfirst into the fracas, with a new exec, a new development director, and
a new job title and salary.
It's been crazy, and it will continue to be. But at least the environment will be bearable, and the compensation better.
Indescribable satisfaction right now.
As for the trip, Sam is taking me to see the Grand Canyon- my first time, and to attend a dinner being held in his mother's honor. She has been named Distinguished Investigator of the Year for her work through the Mayo Clinic.
Equally good news is that my friend Jessica finally got her Peace Corps assignment. She will be spending about two years in paradise-the Cape Verde Islands, off the African coast. Beautiful beaches, wonderful music, and fresh fish and avocadoes- 70-80 degrees all year round. How's that for worth the wait?
Congratulations all around.