When i finished creating the project and doing the ground I was finally able to focus on the formalities and refused to accept the ever vague responses of my official engagement anymore, I sent emails, WhatsApp’s which just get blue ticked with no response, spoke to the different directors & bosses even went as far as setting a meeting with bosses PA to discuss the grievances he is keenly aware of.
The meeting was set for 20th of May 12noon, at around 11:15am his PA tells me he may have a meeting then and to step in when I see he’s free. I step in at 11:30am, he’s replying to emails, on calls then asks me to come back at noon, at noon he walks out and doesn’t comeback till about 3pm then steps into a boardroom meeting, I left the office at 4pm that day.
Interesting how prior to me requesting a definitive answer on my engagement and completion of the million-dollar concept we spoke daily on email & WhatsApp, I even dubbed myself as his No.1 stalker at the office, I was always hunting him down for approvals, follow ups the usual.
Things have for sure changed since I completed the concept & pitched the concept to majority of his global investors and local partners started bringing in partners and sponsors things changed. I’m being treated like that hangers-on who just keeps following you around that you can seem to shake off.
As it stands the boss has my last months balance which I’m sure was so important that he personally went to get it for me in Dubai….what? stranger things have happened hahahahahahaha and i have not been paid yet, I’m starting to believe foreign owned businesses pay at will.
Every morning the first thing is fill my pill box with the various supplements that keep me balanced and everyday that goes by that the boss unjustifiably holds my balance is a day closer to them running out. When I joined the lab in my nature i over shared and discussed the daily pricey supplements i take (I always have my pill box with me) meaning that he is keenly aware of what my situation has been from day 1.
For the last 5 years i have been spending between Ksh15,000-Ksh20,000 per month on the daily supplements i take and the thought that all my hard work to maintain my sanity can be rubbished by the callus, predatory and exploitative actions of an individual is maddening, if I’m being honest.
Rebuilding one life after a mental episode is not as straight forward as one would imagine and neither is it glorious. There are low key issues we can get around for me its the glaring gaps in my CV, a pending masters, stalled business, the list goes on. The anomalies are difficult to explain why an all-time honours student just can’t seem to get their thesis done or trying to explain why you quit previous jobs you loved, why your business was at one point dormant, career stagnation etc which make the journey that much longer and arduous.
When our minds are healthy we keep pushing like everyone else and I’m proud of myself for being here for it.
You know kumethuka, when you start racking your brain for a cheap soap bar alternative as you squeeze the last drops of the shower gel, I’m living it but if feels unreal. The fact that i can be with an apparent job which I have worked at with complete dedication and I’m having githeri dinners sizing up my menengai bar soap as my shower gel alternative. Yeah all this because of a boss who has decided to withhold money I have worked for no apparent reason the savagery is next level Ngai! But we keep on pushing
Woi did i mention I just got curtains for the new place, I had been using a garbage bag to cover the door that has a glass and just left the others as is….yani I really put effort in the colour & material did a ka payment plan for them. The kind of curtains sound of music was written about (in all seriousness i would wear my curtains already have the outfits in my mind for the grey ones a pencil dress and the yellow gold on the kitchen window a crop top and short shorts yani I’ve seen it soo clearly) …I was just starting to settle in my space and then this foolery. Can a girl catch a break?
It seems I’ve been a hustler too long and presumed that when you get a job you work and get paid lols, as y’all are enjoying your laughs do remember to checkout the website i am actually good at what i do.
A girl appreciates your support!
I have been raising the issue from March of this year and last week i sent an email to the directors explaining my position of which i have gotten no response not even a ‘Well Received’ auto reply and that is when you know peeps are playing with your coins, wellbeing and life and that is not cool not cool at all.
I genuinely wish i was making stuff up because its quite hurtful for people you’ve never done any wrong to, to go out of their way to derail your life & efforts. As it stands i have had to let the landlord that rent will be late, seriously contemplating sending an email to safaricom home not to disconnect attaching pics of the Dubai summit but you know what i will not allow them to dim my shine. If you need resume writing, website design, brand creation, content creation I’m your girl i need to work to pay these bills and actualise the concept,
Will i get a response from the lab, will i get paid, will i be on githeri meals for the foreseeable future, will i still be at the apartment, tune in for the final chapter of this saga, don’t enjoy it alone sharing is caring.