I love Claudia (she of the Hand Painted Yarns fame).
She even fired me with class. It took me a while to realize it had happened.
Wow. I got fired.
It was my fault. When she hired me a year ago, it was with the understanding that I'd work full-time in the summer and part-time during the school year, just to keep in touch with what's going on there. Since I don't want to work full-time this summer, she let me go. I understand that.
She was very understanding about it, about wanting to vacation, visit family, have time at home when I don't have to work. She asked me if I'd be happier test-knitting for her, coming in any time to sit and knit, have a cup of tea and talk, doing things at my speed. I agreed whole-heartedly. She's got a good bunch working for her now, and they really don't need someone coming in at odd hours a couple of times a week.
And I'm okay with that.