Sharing my wild day at work today because it is 1am and I can't sleep.
I am an assistant manager at an apartment community. The manager has been a complete nightmare (bipolar and incompetent) so the last 10 months have been challenging to say the least. Got to work this morning and our regional was already there which was a little strange but half expected due to something that happened last week. I walked back into the kitchen to find the HR person (from out of state) making coffee. I said hi to her and asked her if someone was getting fired. She looked at me strange.
The manager showed up a little while later (late as usual) so I asked her if she knew they were coming to which she said, "no". Long story short, a few hours later they escorted her out of the building with her personal belongings and promoted me to manager.
It was a true WTF moment. They brought the rest of the staff in and told us that she was pursuing other opportunities (unemployment compensation would be my guess) and that I am now the boss.
So here I am wide awake at 1am, rebounding from the 3 glasses of wine that I had when I got home, no doubt, and head spinning out of control trying to figure out my new job. She left me with a drawer full of unfinished projects and 500 emails to sort through.
Thanks for letting me vent.