Wednesday, May 16, 2007
What a harrowing experience that was
So, okay - I got the new job. I wasnt thinking of accepting it because I know it would cause trouble for my previous employer, and on top of that: I was actually enjoying what I was doing. So I had every intention of turning the job offer down. But when they came to me with an offer significantly higher that what I was hoping for: My eyes saw suddenly saw a cash register going "ka-ching", and I suddenly had this image of me sleeping atop piles and piles of moolah and, well suffice to say, the only words that came out of my mouth that time was "Where do I sign?"

To say that my previous employer didnt take this so kindly would be a major understatement.

He asked to meet me, along with my previous agents for a face-to-face meeting. We met at a train station, and as we were going to the agent's office: he was in my ear the whole time. I was getting embarrassed because people are looking at us and he was like: "You betrayed me", "You're the worst person on the planet", and some other uhm "words" to that effect..

I stayed silent the whole time. Not because I dont have anything to say to him, and is he for real? but because I just zoned him out and was thinking about space ships and stuff. I didnt want to lose my cool before the meeting so.. I just shut my brain down..

Anyway, to make the ling story short, they threatened to suit me. Not only here but also in the Phillippines.


Suddenly, that bed of dollars I was dreaming about suddenly turned into nightmares about me fending sexual assault from various drooling inmates. I was reminded of the film shawshank redemption.

Of course I was scared. This is the first time somebody threatened to do something like this to me. And what if they succeed? I dont have no high-priced lawyer oozing out of my pockets. Plus what if this goes out to my next employer and they decide that its not worth the hassle of hiring me and just fired me?

A really big problem...

But then they told me:

Of course they will not do it in exchange for ..

In exchange for...


Ah... now were talking..

But uhmm.. I dont exactly have that kinda of money lying around. And though, I am essentially breaking my contract prematurely.. there is a prevision there that I can do so provided that I just notify them 1month in advance..

So essentialy, though I am not blameless in all of this.. I feel this is too much..

But.. just so I dont have anymore problems..

Of course I'm gonna pay..

This is a really bad experience.. really2x bad...

from both our sides..

What a harrowing experience that was..
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