A week or so, my boss tells me I'm off probation, with the official letter due today. Last Thursday, he demands - based on one janitor's (Debra) griping - that I fire the lady I just hired out of the kitchen (Tonya). There's old HR stuff there, and so he wants me to fire her so he isn't The Guy in a labor board/legal issue. Roger didn't fall off the turnip truck yesterday and I don't find myself inclined to fire a single mother of three because Debra had a feud with Tonya's mother (who died YEARS ago), so I decline to fire her. (There are no grounds to fire her except that her change of jobs restarted her probationary period, even though she's been there for 7 years, and you can fire someone on probation for any reason or no reason at all.)
So today, my paperwork says my probation is being extended until October 31st. which just happens to be the last day of the fiscal year. Nobody before has had their probation extended (they have either been let go or taken off of probation), and in my 20 years of doing this kind of work, I have never seen any one survive an extended probation.
1. My career is toast. May as well just accept it.
2. Because of that, the promotion I was arranging for Debra based on her seniority isn't going to happen, because I now very tragically lack the juice to make it happen.
3. There will be butthurt about that, and about a whole lot more.
4. Looking for a new job, while I still have this one (which all depends on how long it takes for the boss to "suggest" getting rid of Tonya again, whereupon I will refuse and then my probation will end as I am found to be unsuitable for the job anyway.)
This all sucks, because I love the place, but I can't work for a weasel.