Friday & Fired, with Watame and Rushia’s Warmth

So, something happened yesterday. I was let go. Dismissed. Told I was no longer needed. Informed my employment had come to an end. Thank you and you can sign out now. Instructions were given on where and how to return all equipment. The usual warning on staying mum about the company I worked for and what I did for them.

Your time with us is no longer needed – and give me back that laptop.
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on

Sure. I’m cool with all that.

I met the HR Director and he wished me well, and we parted ways. It was a good company and they did treat their workers well. I can’t say they were great, because after everyone began working remotely since March of last year, they removed our bonuses, extra incentives, and anything that might help us cope with the extra expense of running a small company at our apartment. We did save gas not driving to the office. I guess that was the give and take.

Anyway, I knew I was going to be fired. The writing was on the wall because I had too many absences. Mentally, I had left the company awhile ago. Other family issues came up, and soon I had passed the allowable amount of absences for the year.

Again, it was a nice company in comparison with many other companies. I’m okay. I’m as chill as this lullaby by Watame.

I have actually been working on that novel that will actually be a good book, Tesday Will Get You Killed. It’s something I have a passion for writing and that helps.

I’m going to start writing music again. My ukulele is pretty handy, and despite not being able to play my guitar right now, at least I can run down to the car and play my uke.

Which makes me want to post this recent original piece by Rushia, Iris. It’s the kind of song you hear in the background when you’re about to embark on a new beginning. It makes you smile. πŸ™‚

Rushia has a really warm sound and I hope you like this original song. All her songs are really good. Same with Watame up there.

My poorly drawn illustration

Also, I’m considering taking up the keyboard again. It’s been a while.

One door closes and another opens, right? Or maybe its a window that opens? Or, is it you enter through the front door and have to leave out the back door, in a hurry because the collectors are after you and you realize you just ran through the business and accidentally broke everything inside.

Ah well, I’m okay and it will be cool. I cried at first. It was surreal. And it was the first time I cried leaving a company. I had friends there. My bosses were always really nice. But its just a job. Jobs come and go. My passion is in my writing, and music, and poorly drawn illustrations.

And so, I hope you all are enjoying your day.

I’m glad I could place some music for you to enjoy. Please play and check out the channels with links and listen to some more of their stuff. There is a lot of talent at Hololive and you could spend the afternoon listening to all the talent. I’d love to join Hololive, but I don’t think they hire anyone over 40. In fact, I have a playlist of The Best of Hololive. Please feel free to check it out. I add to my list every time there’s a new release.

I hope you all the best and may your day and weekend be filled with seeking, searching and finding what you love.

I found my saving Grace and she’s pretty awesome! Love you Gracie! πŸ™‚ ❀

2 thoughts on “Friday & Fired, with Watame and Rushia’s Warmth

  1. Ah Val, I’m so sorry to hear this. The stress of losing a job can be great, so I hope you are handling things. I have nothing nice to say about how jobs take care of their employee’s mental health. I truly believe there needs to something in place to help those of us with mental health issues. I also know that there are so many people who would take advantage of this…

  2. Thanks Ang. πŸ™‚ Yeah, I’m handling it okay. I wrote a couple of content articles for extra cash this morning. I am considering just spending a few hours doing that for awhile. That’s one thing I can do from home. πŸ˜‰

    Ah yes, overall employers don’t treat their employees all that well in all aspects of wellness and financial security. It’s about making them money, not the workers. Us poor employed work for our owners. But we don’t want to get me started on another tangent, and that’s best left for a later blog post. Haha πŸ˜€

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