Friday, November 19, 2004

RESIGNATION.....REJECTED?

So I send them my resignation and begin to work out the 2wks notice. Let me break down the LOCAL chain of command. There is the BIG BOSS (General Manager), the Semi-BOSS (Operations Manager) and Supervisor (Hating Ass Program Director).

So the BIG & SEMI BOSSES are freaking out and wanting to schedule an emergency meeting. They asked if I was leaving because they wanted to throw me on the HipHop Station. I said, "Well, that got the ball rolling." They were like, WHY? I had to break it down like this,.....


First off, I don't want to offend anyone but there are too many negative images affiliated with that industry. I have worked too hard to make a difference and work towards the positive, to contribute to the positive. I could understand if it was like an old school show and I got to play nothing but conscious stuff but we are in a different time. I mean, HELLO! people can't even give Quincy Jones a freaking award at HIS own magazine without folks showing their asses. It's ignorant. I don't want any part of that. I AM HERE TO REPRESENT!

So, I told them that my solution would make everyone happy. They said, "NO, because now we have 2 problems. We'd have an opening on your station and the HipHop station"
They said that they thought I had great talent and fed me that, you could bring positivity to HipHop crap. Still ya'll, IT AIN'T ME. I'm a 35yr old, educated Black woman with no children....IT AIN'T ME! When I listen to HipHop, It's that old PE, that old Beastie (yall know yall loved BRASS MONKEY) and it was Tribe/Jungle/DeLa. The Stuff today is CRAP! Alot of it is derogatory and disrespectful. I'm with Ice T when he says REAL GANGSTAS don't rap/dance/entertain. It's total B.S.

Okay so ANYWAZ, they asked if they could sit on my resignation. I was curious as to why. The other dj's would resent me because they'd think the company payed me extra to stay. HATER Supervisor would make my life HELL, and even on the Urban end, the HipHop audience could spot an imposter. They said they still wanted to fix things.

Meanwhile, Hater Supervisor sends me an email with this question,....

serious or just a strategy?

I WANTED TO CUSS THAT MUTHA FREAKER OUT!!! But, I maintained my composure and sent back a happy face with devil eyes ******insert menacing Vincent Price laugh******
BRILLIANT!

13 more days, to stay strong......

15 comments:

Stoney said...

I am so damn proud of you for standing up for youself. What a blessing it must have been for you to be in the right place at the right time (Blockbuster Music). God is good. I wish you success!!

Sunnchine said...

Ditto what Stoney said. You are obviously a strong woman because many people in your position would not have done what you did. Maybe out of fear or money or intimidation. Obviously your bosses are tripping and it shows how ugly the industry can be. But you hang in there for these 13 days and then getthehellouta there. I'm proud of you! Peace & Blessings.

Casey said...

I basically don't know what I would have emailed "you know who" back.... (serious? or just a strategy?) Who does he take you for?? Or,, who does he think he is??

G. Cornelius Harris said...

Get KRUNK!
I'll keep you posted

Phin Samuels said...

Way to go! Maybe they will work something out for you.

Izzo said...

Wow I was just passing through but what a great post, you going up against the big bosses. I hope it all works out in the end.

jirzygurl said...

Good Luck mama!! I am always down with giving the big wigs a super-sized middle finger :-)

Dayrell said...

Good luck Jazz! I got your back sis!!! :)

Jdid said...

continue to hold it down sis. It will all work out.

Apocalypse said...

I know you did not do the RCMS birthday song...that was too funny...

as far as your job goes...do what I did on my last job...stand on your dest pee on your keyboard, hop down, take off your shirt and walk out with the *now whoelsewanna mess with Bankhead Court* look on your face.

Chuck said...

My wife is in radio too and got moved from the AC station to the News Talk/Sports station. She is miserable now, I wish she had had the nerve to resign like you are. Good job for standing up!

Sivad said...

no your supervisor did not send you an email that said that! that is just, wow, i don't even know what to say. well, good luck with your next move. they sound vicious.

FaVoRiTE NigHTmARe said...

since I know your HATER SUPERVISOR, I can say this:

LET HIM EAT SHYT & DIE SLOW!!!

I watched them pimp you and your incredible talent for two years and I am EXTREMELY excited about your new transition in life!

You go girl...

But you could hit a brotha up sometime.

FaVoRiTE NigHTmARe said...

they ARE vicious. but jazz, u are so strong and it's about time u recognized it.

Meka said...

I feel you on the music comment. I don't listen to it either. Every song sounds the same. I'm 28 and my friends laugh at my music and say it's old school, but it's all good. Ladies First!