Charlie Hatton About This
About Me
Email Me

Bookmark
 FeedBurnerEmailTwitterFacebookAmazon
Charlie Hatton
Brookline, MA



All Quotes
HomeAboutArchiveBestShopEmail

  |  

Howdy, friendly reading person!
I'm on a bit of a hiatus right now, but only to work on other projects -- one incredibly exciting example being the newly-released kids' science book series Things That Make You Go Yuck!
If you're a science and/or silliness fan, give it a gander! See you soon!

The Man Without a Comp’ny

I am officially unemployed. But only for the next ten hours or so, which is comforting.

Actually, I’ve been unemployed for most of the long weekend. My final day at the last office was Friday, and my last “official” day Saturday, the 31st.

“On the way out the door Friday, they took my keys, my ID card, my logo travel mug and thirty bucks from my wallet.”

I’m not sure how “last working day” and “last official day” differ particularly in this case. On the way out the door Friday, they took my keys, my ID card, my logo travel mug and thirty bucks from my wallet. I also had a shoe print on the ass of my jeans and a ‘NO WORKY HERE NO MORE‘ sign taped to the back of my shirt.

So it wasn’t like I could come in Saturday to do any work, if I’d wanted. Maybe I could’ve still called a press conference as a ‘representative of the organization’? Or gone on strike to protest the sorry state of tater tots in the cafeteria? Coached first base for the company softball team?

Don’t know, and when the ball dropped on Animatronic Dick Clark’s New Year’s Overtanned Eve, it was all moot, anyway. I was no longer affiliated with the old place, after eight-and-a-half years of employment.

(You might think that’s even longer than I’ve been writing this drivel.

You’d be mistaken. This particular website endeavor began as a distraction to give me something to think about other than the fact that my company-before-last was planning a tsunami of impending layoffs at the time, and my wife and I had just bought and moved into our first house. Complete with crushing mortgage payments and a furnace system that was possibly older than I was.

The life crises, they can make some awfully strange bedfellows. And some wonky-assed websites, to boot.)

Meanwhile, I’m not yet on board with my new job. That starts tomorrow, bright and eagerly cheerful chipper early — just like all of my mornings are, if any of my soon-to-be bosses happen to be reading. Yaaa-ay, morning!

(Oh, please. We’re all “sellouts”. Get over it, princess.)

The point is, I spent the weekend as a free agent. A rogue worker. A man without a comp’ny. Unemployedicado.

Fortunately for me, it was just a weekend. Last time — when my job canoe was swept away by that parenthetical layoff tsunami up there — it took a few months to get back to the grindstone. Now, I’ve only barely rolled my sleeves down, and it’s time to roll them back up again and jump in.

As a matter of fact, I got a head start on things. I took a quick jaunt over to the new office last week to settle some details, and the HR folks sent me home with some of the paperwork I’ll need to turn in tomorrow morning, to get the ball rolling more quickly.

Of course, I didn’t actually fill out anything they gave me. That doesn’t seem like the sort of thing a free agent — like myself — would do. But I did get a head start. I confirmed that the paperwork they gave me was, indeed, made of ‘paper’, and looked an awful lot like ‘work’.

So there’s that. I’m calling it progress. And maybe time for a beer. Because tomorrow, I’ll be a comp’ny man again. Starting at eight o’clock in the a-of-m. Bright and eagerly cheerful chipper early. Just how I likes ’em.

(Maybe I should drive over now, and sleep in the car. Just to be safe.)

Permalink  |  1 Comment



One Response to “The Man Without a Comp’ny”

  1. ema says:

    Miss u bastard, I’ll do my best to see you perform

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

HomeAboutArchiveBestShopEmail © 2003-15 Charlie Hatton All Rights Reserved
Highlights
Me on Film 'n' Stage:
  Drinkstorm Studios


Me on Science (silly):
  Secondhand SCIENCE


Me on Science (real):
  Meta Science News


Me on ZuG (RIP):
  Zolton's FB Pranks
  Zolton Does Amazon


Favorite Posts:
30 Facts: Alton Brown
A Commute Dreary
A Hallmark Moment
Blue's Clues Explained
Eight Your 5-Hole?
El Classo de Espanol
Good News for Goofballs
Grammar, Charlie-Style
Grammar, Revisitated
How I Feel About Hippos
How I Feel About Pinatas
How I Feel About Pirates
Life Is Like...
Life Is Also Like...
Smartass 101
Twelve Simple Rules
Unreal Reality Shows
V-Day for Dummies
Wheel of Misfortune
Zolton, Interview Demon

Me, Elsewhere

Features
Standup Comedy Clips

Selected Clips:
  09/10/05: Com. Studio
  04/30/05: Goodfellaz
  04/09/05: Com. Studio
  01/28/05: Com. Studio
  12/11/04: Emerald Isle
  09/06/04: Connection

Boston Comedy Clubs

 My 100 Things Posts

Selected Things:
  #6: My Stitches
  #7: My Name
  #11: My Spelling Bee
  #35: My Spring Break
  #36: My Skydives
  #53: My Memory
  #55: My Quote
  #78: My Pencil
  #91: My Family
  #100: My Poor Knee

More Features:

List of Lists
33 Faces of Me
Cliche-O-Matic
Punchline Fever
Simpsons Quotes
Quantum Terminology

Favorites
Banterist
...Bleeding Obvious
By Ken Levine
Defective Yeti
DeJENNerate
Divorced Dad of Two
Gallivanting Monkey
Junk Drawer
Life... Weirder
Little. Red. Boat.
Mighty Geek
Mitchieville
PCPPP
Scaryduck
Scott's Tip of the Day
Something Authorly
TGNP
Unlikely Explanations

Archives
Full Archive

Category Archives:

(Stupid) Computers
100Things
A Doofus Is Me
Articles 'n' Zines
Audience Participation
Awkward Conversations
Bits About Blogging
Bitter Old Man Rants
Blasts from My Past
Cars 'n' Drivers
Dog Drivel
Eek!Cards
Foodstuff Fluff
Fun with Words!
Googlicious!
Grooming Gaffes
Just Life
Loopy Lists
Making Fun of Jerks
Marketing Weenies
Married and a Moron
Miscellaneous Nonsense
Potty Talk / Yes, I'm a Pig
Sleep, and Lack Thereof
Standup
Tales from the Stage
Tasty Beverages
The Happy Homeowner
TV & Movies & Games, O My!
Uncategorized
Vacations 'n' Holidays
Weird for the Sake of Weird
Whither the Weather
Wicked Pissah Bahstan
Wide World o' Sports
Work, Work, Work
Zug

Heroes
Alas Smith and Jones
Berkeley Breathed
Bill Hicks
Dave Barry
Dexter's Laboratory
Douglas Adams
Evening at the Improv
Fawlty Towers
George Alec Effinger
Grover
Jake Johannsen
Married... With Children
Monty Python
Nick Bakay
Peter King
Ren and Stimpy
Rob Neyer
Sluggy Freelance
The Simpsons
The State

Plugs, Shameless
100 Best Humor Blogs | Healthy Moms Magazine

Alltop, confirmation that I kick ass

TopOfBlogs

HumorSource

Blogging Fusion Blog Directory

bloglovin

Top Blogs

 

Feeds and More
Subscribe via FeedBurner

[Subscribe]

RDF
RSS 2.0
Atom
Credits
Site Hosting:
Solid Solutions

Powered by:
MovableType

Title Banner Photo:
Shirley Harshenin

Creative Commons License
  This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons License

Mint Installation

Performancing Metrics

Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape

Valid XHTML 1.0

Valid CSS!

© 2003-15 Charlie Hatton
All Rights Reserved