Yesterday lunchtime I received a surprise phone call from my ex colleague at Champion, Christophe. Well… it wasn’t too much of a surprise because we’d exchanged emails over the weekend planning to meet up for lunch sometime during the week. He was also due to come to mine and Thumpah’s 10 year celebration on Sunday.
In the event he called to say he wasn’t free this week, but would be coming on Sunday. We also chatted about my now ex colleagues at Champion and it seems there has been some progress. Christophe is happy with his work, apart from not seeing eye to eye with his own boss who luckily for him has been on holiday for the last 3 weeks.
Interestingly, the two people on the ‘rayon liquides” which is where I was due to work, and one of which who ultimately replaced me, and the other replacing someone else who was fired, have both had their contracts terminated as well. Just as I had. So it seems that this section is a bit of a revolving door, although I’m not sure why.
Meanwhile of my other colleagues, two have been moved on to rayon poisson (I bet they are happy!) and another is destined for promotion to chef de rayon.
So perhaps evidence that I shouldn’t take the fact I lost my job personally. It seems that I was just on the wrong rayon.
Meanwhile I’m looking forward to seeing Christophe again on Sunday. We are now up to 19 guests already!