J is now all signed up for the new school, whilst we were doing the formal stuff, the assistant principal came in and introduced himself, all very friendly and this school has a totally different feel to it, so I am really hoping for the best.
Went to lunch with a friend, used to work with her. She's moving to a new job, and also having her first baby in January, so big changes for her. Thought when she invited me to lunch that it may be more of a formal farewell do from work, and sure enough it was. She probably thought I wouldn't come if I knew what it was and who was going to be there. I think others were uncomfortable with my presence, I couldn't give a toss about theirs. So what if I was rejected for the permanent position that I had adequately and competently held for six years (but only as a temp). I hate interviews at the best of times - the fact that 3 out of 4 people on the panel I had worked with for varying amounts of time meant I couldn't lie about my abilities like everyone else does at interviews. I didn't 'fit' the new look that they wanted for the office, so it was bye bye to me. Do I hold grudges against any of these people, NO, they barely register as a blip on my screen, but it was interesting to see them squirm in my presence, and make nicey-nicey with me. I learnt later, after I had left, from my continued contact with co-workers, that it became a very unfriendly and hostile environment to work in, so I was pleased in a way to no longer be there, and probably would have ended up leaving anyway. As Doris sang "Que, sera, sera".