Monday, 24 November 2014
Riding the Storm
At the weekend I informed the vineyard that I didn't feel able to continue volunteering there at the moment due to my current mindset and continuing coughs and colds and not knowing from one week to the next if I am able to attend the session or not. A response I received from them today got me so angry and riled up, it confirmed to me that there is still life in the old cat yet!
Now, I wasn't expecting them to beg me to stay but a few words to make me feel as though I was a valued member of the team would have been nice - I had been there since July 2011. Instead I got a generic 'thank you for all your help' from admin and an 'exit' form to fill out. AN EXIT FORM TO FILL OUT!!! I am still fuming now. This kind of insensitivity makes me now feel that my decision to leave was the correct one. The exit form is an opportunity to leave feedback on the vineyard experience and I understand the usefulness in people saying why they wanted to leave but I think to send me an exit form less than two days after I informed them of my decision was too soon. I am probably being over sensitive about this but a few kind words rather than an 'exit' form would have been appreciated and maybe even reversed my decision to leave.
Anyway, I feel strangely invigorated by my indignation and ready to step forward with my one woman fight for all that I deem to be unjust!