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Guten Tag, meine Liebchen. It is late in the afternoon on this gloomy and cold Sunday. As I rock out to Glee’s version of the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, work continues on Project Get-The-House-Ready-To-Sell. Our hardwood floors have been sanded, re-stained, and sealed. The polyurethane goes on tomorrow morning. The painters are next, followed by the window cleaners. We cleaned out all the closets yesterday, and next weekend’s big project is cleaning and organizing the kitchen. By this time next week, we should have a For Sale sign in our front yard. Then will start the begging for prayers that we sell our house in a month or less in order to keep us on schedule to move well before the new school year. It is a scary/thrilling/intense situation.

Remember last week when I mentioned I was going to HQ for a mysterious meeting with the head of the department? I went, and it was definitely not what I expected. I was basically given his reasons why they were hesitant to offer me a job. It seems one of my former coworkers has been telling tales about my performance and my ability to work with others, and the person with whom I was talking never bothered to double check this information with HR. So, I was graciously offered an ultimatum that if I became more “collaborative” and developed “more productive relationships”, they would allow me to work at HQ in a temp capacity after we moved while they assessed whether I was a good fit for the company. If they find that I am not a good fit, they will give me my 60-day notice as per the terms of my severance agreement. If they find that they do want me, only then will I be placed into a permanent position somewhere within the organization. ***blank stare***

Yeah. My thoughts on this entire discussion are not fit to print. I was gracious and left it open that I would be willing to accept their wonderful proposal. However, I keep going back and forth about whether I want to work for such a company. On the one hand, I need a job when we move. I am working with a recruiter in the area who is trying to help me find a job but to no avail at this point in time. On the other hand, I feel like I have been given so many mixed messages and they have handled this entire acquisition SO poorly that I am not certain this company is for me. Perhaps it would be better for both parties if I called a halt to everything now and just say that I will work as per my retention and severance agreements but part ways after that. I know it would bring me a sense of much-needed closure and allow me to focus on finding a much-needed position in our new location. I have a feeling this week coming up will be another emotional week filled with much soul-searching. (Yes, Bryan, I still need that ketchup.)

Did you check out the books I reviewed this week? John Green is quickly becoming one of my all-time favorite authors. I have yet to read a bad book written by him, but his latest is pure genius. I have a feeling I am going to be raving about it for a long time to come.

Don’t forget to vote for your favorite bloggers (ideally me) in the Goodreads Independent Book Bloggers Awards. Voting ends tomorrow.

That’s about it from here. It has been a long week/month/year. I am going to take these last few hours of the weekend and relax. Have a great Sunday afternoon, everyone. Happy reading!

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