May 23rd, 2017
Well, you're gone, and I'm sorry to see you go... but I can't say that I'm all THAT sorry. You're a hard guy to get along with, and I usually don't have any trouble getting along with people. However...
Even though you're argumentative, overly sensitive, ludicrously short tempered, and possessed of a control drama which consists of an almost pathological need to be right about everything, I liked you anyway. That's what I said every time anyone talked disparagingly about you:
"Yeah, I can see where you're coming from, but I like David." - Ash
That's what I always said, and it was true because despite everything, I really did like you. It's hard not to like you... sharing your lottery wins with me, working a double shift when I was sleep deprived so that I wouldn't have to work ANOTHER one, giving me neurontins, counting my drawer and taking out the boxes and even offering to work the entire shift by yourself because I was in so much pain... you actually had me feeling genuine gratitude toward you on multiple occasions. It's not hard to understand how everybody likes you! I wonder how much everybody would like you if they all knew what a two faced bastard you can be.
I never would have suspected that the real reason that you wanted third shift was because you didn't want to work with me. Seriously, that never would have crossed my mind! What a surprise it was to learn that. I've also come to understand that you think I'm only faking my back pain. Well... if that's what you believe, then I hope you catch a good dose of sciatica one day so that you can personally experience how excruciating it is.
You really left Chiy and Lin in the lurch by just walking out, you know. You shouldn't have agreed to see out the month if you weren't willing to do it. You had a choice. You could have said no, and the same goes for when you stayed to help Ben after I'd gone home... you could have gone home at 10:00, and none of this would have happened. That's what you wanted to do, and both Chiy and Ben said it was all right, but you stayed anyway... and not to help Ben apparently... but out of spite and self pity. Walking out on Chiy and Lin was immature and selfish and just shitty. It wouldn't look good at all on a reference. You're lucky that Chiy isn't into burning bridges. Oh, and about me being lazy... if that's what you really believe, then fuck you.
One more thing. You're not - or weren't - the second shift supervisor, by the way. Ever. Maybe you never understood this because I never tried to lord it over you, but I'm the second shift supervisor. That's the title that Chiy gave me when he hired me...not that it means all that much to anyone except you, I guess. Still, if you were the second shift supervisor you wouldn't have just up and fucked off from your job like you did, because supervisors are expected to handle difficult situations without throwing tantrums.
I dunno if you've listened to anything I've said so far, but if it's possible for you to put your tremendous ego on hold for just a second, then please, listen to me now.
You've got a lot of good qualities, David. You're friendly, hard working, responsible, generous, and (mostly) reliable. However, you also have a tendency to really suck sometimes, and when you really suck it kinda poisons all of your good qualities. I hope that someday you'll get a handle on that part of yourself that sucks - because if you did, you'd be a genuinely good person instead of just coming off as one.
You can either get pissy about everything I've just said, or you can take it to heart. It's nothing less than the truth. Good luck.