So, I have been fired. Officially put on my three months notice. The reason is that my boss and I clash. He clashed with the last woman on the team as well. The entire team is men (me being the only female) but they are wonderful guys, we are like peas in a pod. The team manager however is this young guy, 5 years my junior and a micromanager because he doesn't know how to truly manage.
He does things like listen to conversations between colleagues and then sends mails that say, "you should not be talking to each other you are in different departments". Well I could list all kinds of things but why bother.
This is Europe. In the country I am in, you can not be fired just because you don't "fit" with the boss.
I am actually not upset about this at all. I want to persue other things. However, even though I have a three months notice, the company I work for tries all kinds of legal manipulations. Like hiring interns instead of full time employees to avoid reaching the limit of employees that would require them to have a union representative for employee rights.
I sent an email to my boss and his boss outlining the reasons he gave me, a very, very polite, positive mail expressing gratitude. I listed the "faults" in the mail "cultural/communication problem with the boss" (and only the boss, I have an excellent and friendly reputation at this company and everyone is splendid and kind to me).
An attorny has informed me that what they are doing is "completely illegal in this Country" (a EU Country). But told me just to sit back and see how they handle it. So far they are ignoring my request for clarification. I was warned by someone in Human Resources here to "watch my back as this has happened to the other women who they wanted to get rid of".
To explain, I am one person on a team of 5. I was the last person to come (10 months ago) and I sell high level deals (with revenues in the millions) that have very long sales cycles. So far I have closed nothing.
That seems like a reason to fire someone until you consider the following.
The first person to come on the team (2 YEARS) ago has also sold NOTHING - a man
the person before me, started 6 months prior to my start and has also not closed a deal - again, a man.
My boss told my colleague that he thinks I would make a better sales manager, a people motivator...only, that is HIS job.
Firing someone in the summer here is especially cruel as in July and August this country basically shuts down, it is very difficult to find a job. This is nothing like the US.
My sister and I are meditating now on a daily basis, sending our intention out to the Universe that I should get enough severence pay to give me a boost plus another job right away.
So I split from the man and from this job.
I asked the Yi,
What strategy or agenda do X and X have about getting rid of me?
Hex 50.2 leading to 56
Funny that it leads to 56 as I am indeed an expatriate and have been for 7 years. And considering that I am open to moving again (to a different country) for my career.
But I really don't know how to ensure that I come out OK in this situation.