Sunday, August 3, 2008

Merging Blogs

For a long time now I've toyed with the idea of switching to wordpress and even set up a bog which is a compendium of the three blogger blogs that have been public, although not the one that has been and always will be private. But Blogger has now introduced the capacity to merge blogger blogs together and I have now pulled everything from Sunrays and Saturdays as well as Visions of Oz into this one place.

I have neglected my blogs for a while now - shifting house, being sacked from my job and finding a new one, all meant time for wrting was stolen from me. And the issues I had with people criticising what I was writing did get to me. Even this blog, which is the one that has been my record of the journey, has been incognito for a number of months now. I have been debating for a while now whether I should reveal it to the world again but have decided to hold off until I actually feel like I'm making an effort to keep it going again.

I also thought when I was looking for work that it may actually have been better to keep it hidden, not because I think there is anything wrong with what I have written but because I worried about what any prospective employers may think if they came across it. I still wonder about that now.

I probably should also update people here about what happened at my last job. Truth is, I don't really know. I was told on the night of my sacking that the Executive had decided that they wanted to go in a new direction with someone who had a different skill set. Having spoken to one of the Executive members a couple of weeks ago I found out that they made the decision in February, when I was away on holiday, and that they decided to keep it from me because they wanted to get through the AGM and also wanted the financial audit completed. He reiterated that it had nothing to do with my work performance but simply about setting some goals for the next few years and they thought someone else could do a better job.

At Erin's game yesterday I saw one of the young blokes I've had a bit to do with over the years and he asked me how I was getting on. He said that he didn't trust the Executive "What happened to the theory about if it's not broke don't fix it...They said they wanted a new direction but they haven't done anything different since you left and they said they wanted someone from outside basketball and then appointed a basketball person. Doesn't make much sense to me."

Nor to me either. The hard bit for me is getting over the anger. I haven't been able to do that. I fume. I seeth and I struggle to understand why it happened. Ironic eh, having left my marriage with people suffering the same sort of emotion, I get lumbered with similar feelings of helplessness. Nothing I did wrong, just time to move on. I don't enjoy irony.

1 comment:

skipper said...


WELCOME BACK! I have missed you and wondered what happened with the job. Oh, well, you know what they say - one door closes, another opens. Hope this finds you well - a new blog again - so if you are up for it