They’re sending the money tomorrow.
It’s so quick my head’s spinning. My solicitor will hold it for me for a couple of weeks, but HOWARD and his pals are desperate to pay me off. They can’t get the money to me fast enough.
I can’t make sense of it. I never wanted money. I just wanted HOWARD to sort himself out and stop humiliating me. Why would they rather send over a wad of cash than apologise?
Truth is, I don’t know what to do with the settlement. What’s eating me up isn’t just the fact that I still wish I’d found a way to Tribunal, I’m also really scared. This is my big chance to change my life and I don’t know where to start. Do I really want to be a secondary school teacher? Maybe I’ve been insulted enough for one lifetime. What about writing? What about workplace bullying and raising awareness? What about the other creative things I want to do? What about using it towards a deposit for my own home and getting out of this rented shoe-box?
It’s a pressure I never saw coming. I have to make a decision about what I want to do with my life.
The money is nagging me to make a decision.
It won’t shut up.
But it wouldn’t be half so bad if it actually said sorry.
See you soon
- Bullied By The Boss
- Welcome to my blog. My pen name is Eva James. I'm an aspiring writer paying the bills working as a legal secretary. Relentlessly bullied by my former boss, I looked for another job but the recession hit. Feeling trapped, I recorded everything in this blog, which serves as a revealing insight into workplace bullying. WEEK 1 starts the story and, as the weeks progress, you'll note what starts as banter soon spirals out of control. Sadly, it's all true. Whilst along the way I've found alternative employment, my passion for blogging about workplace bullying remains. Trevor Griffiths, legendary theatre, TV and film writer said at the outset, "I like the writing a lot: smart, cool, placed. If you were prepared/able to take your prick of a boss on, you'd marmelise him."