Sunday, April 5, 2009

Farewell...


Dear readers:

Let me say this at the outset: This is not a joke. How I wish it were.

My worst fear has been realized. My bosses have learned I am posting in my blog from work, and as I expected, they weren’t amused. I have been suspended for one week, and I was given the same period to take this blog down.

HR told me that there is a clear “conflict of interest” with what I am doing here and my line of work, and they pointed out a clause in my contract to this effect. I was also asked to submit a written report explaining my actions and why I should keep my position within the company.

I do like my job, and I would gladly resign if I did not. But I love blogging. And I love the people who regularly visit me here, especially those whom I have come to know better. You know who you are.

It is ironic that I am telling this news to you today - on a Holy Week, where we Christians are suppose to repent and atone for our sins.

Tomorrow, A View from Above will disappear like a dream. There is a sense of irony, but there’s something else too, like of things coming full circle. Maybe this is for the best.

Tomorrow, I will go out with a whimper not a bang, and for this I am truly sorry, dear reader – more sorry than you can ever imagine.

I think only five people know about my real identity. But now I guess it is high time everybody did. I think I owe you this much.

I am not really a chemist. I am not really named Odette. But you have probably heard about me.

I work in the government. HR was right. There was conflict of interest here. There were things I said that placed certain people in a bad light and that worked, in some ways, to my advantage.

I am not proud of this. I hope you will forgive me for this.

We knew each other for over 6 months, dear reader, and I truly had a blast. Maybe someday, we will see each other again.

I will take down A View from Above tomorrow at exactly 12 noon. If you have any favorite stories here, I do not mind if you save them in your computer. But I urge you to refrain from posting them elsewhere.

Thank you, everyone. It was fun while it lasted. :D
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Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
14th President of the Philippines

15 comments:

Tracey said...

WHAT?

Odette said...

Is that the best you can say - "what?"
Ok, i am disappointed, i thought i'm gonna get a more hysterical reaction...

Tracey said...

Yes I am hysterical! You cannot believe what I feel, I now know all about Gloria bloody whats her name! I have been google-ing her!

Odette said...

Imao, I cannot stop laughing now! As i said, i should have posted this on April Fool's Day.
Damn, this is a good one!!!
Har, har, har!

NEO-CONDUIT said...

O.M.G no way hun. Your blog has nothing to do with work. Well I didn't think so. I didn't even know that you said you were a chemist. To me you have become a friend, a friend with wonderful prose and life experience.
Stay in touch I will miss you
Love Kirst
xoxo

NEO-CONDUIT said...

Oh now I'm confused, in my rush I posted before reading your last comment. Is this true...about someone else though? My brain is about to explode from assignments. lol

Odette said...

Kirst,
Oh, you didn't get the joke too! Was that even believable???

NEO-CONDUIT said...

Yes it was believable, although I didn't know who the lady was, actually I didn't take in who the lady was at all. I just read what you wrote and rushed over to comment. Man I am gullible lol. But the whole job thing rung true, people get the boot off here all the time through paranoid bosses.
Well what can I say you would make a great president lol.
xoxoxoxo

Tracey said...

Yes Gloria, you should be president!
Although you are not old enough!!!!
xxx

Mandy said...

Oh its really sad .....
sorry we wont see you anymore.
Suppose work are doing what they should do but seems such a shame
Take care xxx

Odette said...

Mandy,
of course, you will still see me!
ok,ok. I admit, it was just a JOKE. I didn't know you will take it seriously...

Angry American said...

Odette

If I was there right now I would PINCH YOU!!!

You scared the shit out of me dammit!

Siva said...

Namaste ji...if i find you in china and if i have chance to meet you in my life for sure...i will punch you i feel it shoult not hurt you so i punch you with a huge cake in your face...you make me very sad...but it's kind of funn...but dont do like this again...best wish for you...i wish you to ahve a long and healthy life..OM

Sid said...

I'm sorry to hear about the problem at work. I can relate it happened to me only I wasn't suspeneded because I had a job that it was very hard to find anyone who could do it. Personally I think that as long as someone is getting their work done some form of play in the workforce is good for keeping the stress levels down. There are some very progressive companies that encourage such things.

To get to the long and short of it is there any thing I can do to help?

Odette said...

Ok guys, iam flattered with all your concern...
but this is JUST A JOKE!

I am writing a new post, ok?

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