Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Deployment Cost Me My Job

I have previously written that I got new job duties upon my return from active duty. The job was explained to me to be a promotion, and I got a small raise, so I wasn't greatly upset. I do miss the old job and don't like the new one as well.

Also, I had asked for the new duties. I had wanted them as extra duties to the job I held when I left. However, as it turned out, I lost the old duties and just got the new ones. I thought the change had occurred because of my request.

Over the three months I've been back at work, I've heard a few comments and learned some things that made me wonder. I had kind of an epiphany today and realized that my request had nothing to do with the change. I can't go into much detail because folks at work read this blog, but I'm comfortable with my conclusion.

Anyway, another casualty of war. A minor one in many ways, but one that changed my life and career, forever. Still, I don't have to share my office with this critter as I did in Kirkuk, so life is still better now.


BostonMaggie said...

I am sorry to hear about the change in your job duties. As always, I admire how you roll with things.

Taylor M said...

Hey how's it going. That looks like a mean scorpian. Good blogs by the way.

Anonymous said...

I hate to use the phrase, "THAT SUCKS" but it fits and it does. You sure didn't deserve that. I'm sorry Alan. Maybe when God closes one door, He really does open another. Sorry I've been gone for awhile. Libby