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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Being Fired Isn't the End

As you know, I took a part-time job working as a barista at a local cafe last week. Everything went well for about the first 24 hours. Sadly, after the "honeymoon" period was over, things took a turn for the worse. It was only a matter of time before the inevitable happened...I was fired. To be fair, I was told that I was a part of a corporate downsizing effort. However, given that I was the only employee and did not receive any type of severance package, I am suspicious.

Thankfully, with trusty Google by my side, I learned that the best thing I can do is get right back out into the job market. I am looking at the situation simply as an opportunity for growth and change.

I thank my lucky stars that I was able to find another job as quickly as I did. Today, I'll be testing out my pie making skills. I hear that the work environment at The Pond is really quite good. Plus, I get all the pie I can eat. Why don't you take a little trip and see what I am up to now?

Who knows? I might even be able to make a long-term career commitment to pie.

And by pie, I of course mean pie eating.

Come on by and see what's happening at The Pond.

-Francesca
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63 comments:

Ms Cupcake said...

Good morning everybody! Have a wonderful fun Sunday from a fellow sitsa.

Checking in from Zen Cupcake

The Blonde Duck said...

LOL! You're so funny. You can come here and make pie anytime!

Ginger said...

You have such a great attitude! And yes, why worry!? I am at a crossroads in my life, too, and am trying to decide how much, exactly, my soul is worth.. Wait. That sounded much heavier than I intended.

Maybe I'll take a note from this post and 'dig in'. ;) Life is supposed to be juicy, right?

Happy Sunday, Francesca! Thanks for stopping by de-comp the other day!

Stesha said...

Francesca, I am really starting to think we are actual long-lost twins. The first blog I visited this morning was the Pond and who do I see? The 2nd best blogger in the world! Okay, we can share the title.

Great interview!

Hugs and Mocha
Stesha

peewee said...

whoa! You do interviews and everything! Move over Drew Barrymore...I am saving a mat space for Francesca!!

SE'LAH... said...

You are too funny!

CIRCLE OF LIFE said...

oh so sorry to hear that you are preaching to us we have for as month going throu that . so sorry to hear that but God has something better for you out there ok . let him following you and guide you to waer he see's you in years to come.

blueviolet said...

Oh, the shameless self-promotion.....

Heidi Ashworth said...

How fun! And thanks for your sweet and concerned comment on my blog post--the gal who is winning has 300 followers so they are turning out in droves to vote for her. She also has some really difficult things going on in her life so I really don't mind if she wins. I really only entered b/c the blogger holding the contest had no entries at the time so I did it to help her out. Since I haven't read a book in nearly a year (except mine!) I need an Amazon gift card as much as I need a(nother) hole in my head. But thanks! You are so sweet!

Lori said...

Have mercy, that picture... if pie eating is your thing, please choose apple.

Have a great Sunday, Francesca!!!

Kristina P. said...

Was someone getting drunk off lattes?

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

LOL! That was hilarious! LOVE that pie eating picture, though...and I giggled when I read Lori's comment about 'please choose apple' if pie eating is you're going to be doing...heh, heh! Loved your feature over at the pond - great to learn more about you! ;)

San said...

Sorry about the job... :) Hope you get another one soon! Haha.. else, the pie eating gig looks delish! ;)

Domestically Disabled Girl said...

I would be suspicious as well. Document everything.
I'm heading over to the pond for you.

B said...

So glad you took the news of being fired so well. And thanks for keeping us updated so where know where to come for free goodies.

Parenthood For Me said...

Being a barista is so overrated...

Mainly a midwife said...

Loved The Pond post..They did a nice job. And pie-eating? Go for chocolate cream... much faster than having to chew apples or other chunky things. LOL.

Deb said...

Sven got fired from his job once. It was the best thing that ever happened to us. You can see what kind of opportunities it has opened for you...from coffee to pie. Before you know it, you will be mistress of every sugar-filled indulgence known to man.

And now I'm seriously considering a trip to California. If we do, I will let you know.

Deb :)

Daisigirl said...

It was great learning a little more about you over at the pond. I think I could use a little pie today!

Stephanie said...

Loved getting to know you a little more at The Pond. Have some pie for me!

david mcmahon said...

Thank you for the visit and the comment. Maybe losing this job is just one step to finding something much better. Good luck with everything.

AndreaLeigh said...

good attitude! :)

just wanted to remind you my blog has moved to www.mychihuahuabitesblog.com

FrankandMary said...

Let them eat pie. Sorry about the firing, but I have a feeling it wasn't the best place to work. I imagine you gave it your all, and something, other than YOU, was the problem.~Mary

Amy said...

Congrats on your MBA I hope the winers come calling soon. That could be your next job. Thanks for sharing a great post at "The Pond" Your children looked so sweet and happy with their ice cream. Yummy.

Happy Sunday.
Sorry you lost your job at the cafe.

Heather of the EO said...

Oh how I love your humor.

I checked out The Pond, loved learning more of your story there.

Asher is standing next to me screaming his head off. I think he'll be the one to do the firing in his future. sheesh.

Abra said...

Mmmmm I love pie...

He And Me + 3 said...

Sorry about them downsizing. So glad you found something right away. Off to visit the pond. You are so entertaining. Love the pie picture.

WhisperingWriter said...

I'm sorry that you were fired.

Eating pie is fun though. I love pie. I sometimes make pie just for fun. My husband is all, "What's the occasion?" and I reply, "You don't need an occasion to eat pie."

peewee said...

also All I can think about today is lemon meringue pie. or lemon bars. Or meyer lemon tart. THANKS FRANCESCA! Thanks A LOT.

{Katie Lane} said...

Leave it to you to turn bad news into something funny and yummy!

A FiveOh4 Uplifting said...

LOL!! Funny stuff! Happy Sunday!!

Cathy said...

Good luck with the pie eating gig! If you need some help with that...I'm available!

dede said...

so when are you going to post the lemon pie recipe???

btw - now that you are famous, you are totally part of the "club"!

Counselormama said...

Whoa, you're famous! I guess going to one of Brit's concerts is now completely beneath you? LOL! This is great!

Shupe said...

wish I could find a job that easily- it's been a month now-
I'm getting very frustrated actually......................
:(

Barbaloot said...

I wish you the best in this new endeveaor of yours:)

Yaya said...

Oh fired...not fun.

mommaof4wife2r said...

i want pie...sorry about the firing. seems like a little pie would do the body some good {ok, well, at least it will taste good}

Technodoll said...

Pie does go well with coffee, though... which you can make at home, so you end up the winner here! Yey for pie!

Ryan Ashley Scott said...

It looks like you could beat me at a pie-eating contest. I don't think we can be friends anymore.

peewee said...

did u like Wicked? I hear it's WAY better in NYC. Especially in the summer.....

peewee said...

hey...why don't I leave one more comment...obsessed much?

Julie said...

Too funny! So glad that you're in high demand! LOL!!

SO said...

Mmmmmm....pie.

Debbie said...

I'm so sorry you were downsized so fast! What a bummer. But, I imagine you will end up better in the long run. And who doesn't love pie?

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

Was that cherry pie? I love me some cherry pie.
Thanks for all your sweet comments, Francesca!

Donnetta said...

Went & took at dip in The Pond. :)

Winery/job....I could be in trouble!!

The High Family said...

LOL! I love your posts Francesca! Just make sure to tell the kids that they need to use their forks while eating pie, ok?! ;)

Happy belated Birthday too...hope you had a great day! :)

AP said...

i fall for it everytime!! one day, one day!! you are too funny

joanofalltrades said...

I noticed that your position as a barista was a little short lived. Can I employ you next time I go on hiatus?

Live.Love.Eat said...

You had me for a minute. I didn't know what was going on. Cute! Cute pics too over at the pond, now I can connect a face to the name.

wenbren explains it all said...

Ok now I'm craving pie! You're so lucky hey...lets trade jobs!!

Sandy Jenney said...

Looks fun!?
I posted your guest post this morning. Be sure to pick up the Guest post button for your site. Link it to your article.
Thanks so much, it was great and I really appreciate the information.

Cheryl said...

I clearly joined the wrong job sector..

Nancy said...

Sorry about your job. I'm headed over to The Pond right now to see what that's about. :D

Kelly Deneen said...

I miss being a barista! so fun. :)

Okay, I am off to check out the Pond now! And I do love pie. Yum!

Kailey said...

Ah, so sorry about the downsizing. Glad you have a good outlook!

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Glad to hear you are bouncing back so quickly.

I already checked out your interview. Very impressive. So impressive, I think I will start following you. Just add me to your band of groupies!

Us Bay Area girls need to stick together!

Jo said...

How fun was that??? Awesome! Your honest enjoyment of other bloggers just shines through.

Felicia - I Complete Me said...

I'm sorry to hear about the lost of your job, but you bounce back quickly.

tiburon said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmm pie

Emily A said...

Sorry to hear about the job. I was laid off back in October and am STILL trying to find a job. I have even applied at local retailers and fast food, but they tell me I am over-qualified. Can't win for losing! Grrrr.

The pie picture is great!

Wifey said...

Love The Pond interview. Sorry about the layoff, just don't mess your gig up here and we'll all be fine.

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey