Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Its getting closer

Well, it was a bit of a day on the “new start” front yesterday.

First of all, I had a long meeting with my "personal relationship manager" at the bank. His name’s Dave (really), and he’s 6’7” and looks like a bouncer. We’re quite good mates nowadays, and he was reminding me of the first time we met. It was in my old office down in NML’s neck of the woods, and he was telling me what I should do to the bloke my wife (as in ex-wife) was shagging. And he was horrified that I was planning to let her have all our money… mind you, in retrospect I’m horrified too. Oh well, you can’t take it with you…

Anyway, I’d put together a project plan for the next couple of months, and he seemed genuinely interested in what I was intending to do between now and the launch. We chatted about the new business generally, and he ended up almost as excited as I am. So I left feeling pretty good about things.

Then, later in the afternoon, I appointed my accountant and instructed him to get all the work done to get the new company set up, register if for VAT, and deal with all the legal stuff involved with structure and object clauses. (Don’t ask what they are, it’s too boring to write about.) He’s a friend of an ex (she was more of a lover than a girlfriend... body to die for, and a hugely talented exponent of the bj, as well as being lovely to spend time with), and she recommended him to me over the weekend. Well, he seems like a really nice guy, so I’m pleased about that too.

Aside from that, I seemed to spend most of yesterday messing about on the computer, which meant that I did fuck all in terms of work for my present employers. The trouble is, I’m still intrigued by this blogging phenomenon, and quite enjoy browsing new blogs and (especially) exchanging the odd email (some of them very odd) with people who I've struck up a bit of a friendship with.

This leads me to today, because at 3 o'clock this afternoon I’ve got a meeting with both the Group HR Director and Dick, to finally agree the terms of my severance package. It’s a tough one to get right, because I have to play hardball to get what I want, but maintain a good enough relationship that I can come back and do some consultancy for them. The important thing is that I don’t use this opportunity to tell Dick what a complete dick he is. It’s always tempting when I have him in my line of sight, beacuse he's done his best to make my life a misery for the last couple of years. Wanker.

30 comments:

Sher said...

Send him the anonymous Christmas card to work, let's hope someone on his staff opens it, and write in the card (from a female perspective) that he has a very small dickie.

I guarantee that the office will get a huge laugh at his expense.

Hopefully, you got what you wanted as far as compensation goes.

kimmyk said...

A wanker indeed.

Don't say anything, but find some subtle way of getting back at him that will leave him wondering who it could have possibly been. Or piss in his tea/coffee before ya leave and then "cheers" to your departure and take great enjoyment in watching him drink pissy coffee/tea. Or piss in a container and tip it in when he's not looking.
Man I'm hateful.
I had a guy send me cum in a bottle once...but that's a different story...but that would work too.

NewYorkMoments said...

Is Dick short?

WDKY said...

Sher, it's later today but I'll post about it, I'm sure. Loving the Christmas card idea though...

Kimmy!!! Why on Earth would he have done that? Spill... (the beans, not the... errr...)

nym, no, not particularly. But you'd better be careful as I'm Tom Cruise-sized and you lot were so fucking rude about him ;-)

kt said...

I hope you don't mean me LOL yes, you probably do mean me

Good luck with The Dick.

kimmyk - what??? you have to do a post on that, I'm fascinated

WDKY said...

kt... LOL indeed :-)

positronic said...

Well he's probably a Dick to everyone. Send him a giant condom, and write 'for your head' on the card.

WDKY said...

He is a dick to everyone, but saves his absolute worst behaviour just for me. Or maybe I'm the only one who won't accept his dickness!

NewYorkMoments said...

Hey--who's "you lot?" Tom Cruise is a w*nker! I mean, a martian.

WDKY said...

Yes, but I'm sure you called him a short-arsed wanker...

Anyway, I just selected my next HNT shot...

serendipity said...

I like Sher's idea for revenge, that could work.
It sounds like you are going to be very busy for while though. Good luck with it all, i'm sure it will go according to plan. Including your severence deal which it sounds like you earned in a big way working for that tosser!

positronic said...

I hereby declare that Martians are not wankers and we are offended to be likened to Tom Cruise. This, and 'War of the Worlds' was the last straw. Now we will really need to invade Earth. The end is nigh.

WDKY said...

Serendipity, thanks... I did earn it, just having to breathe the same air as Dick, let alone the work I've put in. Just getting ready to go into the office now!

NewYorkMoments said...

It doesn't matter how tall a man is. It only matters if his height causes him to be a prick. Although, the same is not true for small penises. It DOES matter if a man has a samll one, as well as if it causes him to act like a prick.

WDKY said...

Couldn't agree more, pos!

WDKY said...

Thanks for the clarification, nym!

Sky said...

Indeed a wanker. I like the card idea or you could take the high road and not do anything...nah! :)

So what do you do anyway?

ladylongfellow said...

Might I suggest a nice "Dick" flower arrangement? I'm sure you can order them online in the UK? They are sent with a very nice dick-o-gram that tells the person anonymously what a dick they are. Or maybe some "you're a dick" balloons?

MY god..I think I just came up with a new business concept, running my mouth off!!! *pondering*

Networkchic said...

Be happy, it's the best revenge of all.

WDKY said...

Thanks for the Dick abuse... much appreciated! Well, we've had the meeting and I'll probably mention it in my next post.

yep, it's me.... said...

hmmm. I am curious which bank. I used to work for Barclays before they pulled out of California. But banking here sucks now, it is all sales and numbers. No one pays attention to whether an account is profitable anymore. Working for Barclays however, did also make me a fan of the -- as I refer to them Pbj... some think I am speaking of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but I say instead.. PLEASE, a bj. Bummer though, I think it's what keeps me at the status of lover and not girlfriend.

WDKY said...

Velma, being a lover is very special. It has a whole different significance, and can be incredibly intimate.

Oh, it's Nat West. I've been with the since I was 16 (big year, that one).

sirreene said...

Ah, wdky, I work for dick also. when his favorite secretary turned 50 I made her a "special" dick card. If only we were neighbors I could quickly do one for you...I would take such pleasure in hand crafting it....

WDKY said...

Yes, it's a great shame we're not neighbours, Sirreene...

not really nice said...

If bad sit-coms and 80's teen movies have taught me anything it is that semi-anonymous revenge is the best. Only after you safely have your severence package something happens to humilate the guy and after much thought he figures out it was you but cannot prove it.

WDKY said...

Hey Nice!!! The trouble with even semi-anonymous revenge is that it could cost me thousands in consultancy fees. I suspect I might have to just keep calling him a dick on here instead. Oh, and take his money, of course :-)

it's all about me said...

wdky - you've changed... again! I much prefer the green.

WDKY said...

Me too!!!!!! I had to make my photo sepia to match, though.

And thanks...

NML said...

Hello darling. Loving the mention in the post! I hope that the meeting was successful and that you're laughing all the way to the bank. I know you like to speak your mind, but today was not that day. Take the money, do the charm and run like a mofo to freedom. Yay!

WDKY said...

Hi sweetheart. I just updated :-)