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Thought I was getting fired yesterday, but...

 
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12/04/2012 05:40 AM
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Thought I was getting fired yesterday, but...
They asked me in for a meeting with 4 bigwigs. All doom and gloom. I only had one day notice (someone called me Sunday night). So I was up all night coming to grips with the fact that I was about to get canned. By morning I was cool with that and ready to move on. Had really beat myself up on that job.

Yeah, so low and behold they usher me in and give me a promotion. Now, on the surface that sounds great. But the promotion comes with more responsibility and not a lot more compensation. So now I'm in a really strange mental state. I was ready to be done with that job and now I'm in deeper than ever. I'm not sure which is worse, the stress of looking for another job or the stress of having a lot more responsibility heaped on me without even being asked if I was cool with that.

Very strange feeling being jerked around.
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12/04/2012 05:43 AM
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Re: Thought I was getting fired yesterday, but...
good job??
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12/04/2012 05:44 AM
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Re: Thought I was getting fired yesterday, but...
good job??
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16774379


Let's just say that occasionally I am forced to deal with human feces.
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12/04/2012 05:44 AM
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Re: Thought I was getting fired yesterday, but...
just be thankful you got a job you ungrateful little cunt.
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Re: Thought I was getting fired yesterday, but...
just be thankful you got a job you ungrateful little cunt.
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Yeah. I knew a troll like you would pop your ugly head up.
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12/04/2012 05:46 AM
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Re: Thought I was getting fired yesterday, but...
You went from being the garbageman to being the garbage supervisor ???
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12/04/2012 05:49 AM
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Re: Thought I was getting fired yesterday, but...
hire me to work with you, i dont mind shit
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12/04/2012 05:54 AM
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Re: Thought I was getting fired yesterday, but...
You need to get your head right op. You just had a very positive thing happen and you've found a way to make it a negative. This promotion will lead to better and greater things if you don't fuck it up.
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12/04/2012 06:13 AM
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Re: Thought I was getting fired yesterday, but...
You need to get your head right op. You just had a very positive thing happen and you've found a way to make it a negative. This promotion will lead to better and greater things if you don't fuck it up.
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My point was they screwed with me. I'm mad at them. I have no idea if I even WANT to work for their dumb asses now.
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12/04/2012 06:25 AM
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Re: Thought I was getting fired yesterday, but...
Be honest with them. Tell them you were expecting to be canned and had actually come to terms with the fact that you were going to be. When you say that you've been contemplating leaving after this... maybe they'll give you at least a payrise?
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12/04/2012 06:27 AM
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Re: Thought I was getting fired yesterday, but...
Be honest with them. Tell them you were expecting to be canned and had actually come to terms with the fact that you were going to be. When you say that you've been contemplating leaving after this... maybe they'll give you at least a payrise?
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Not bad advice. I guess not all Australians are criminals?
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12/04/2012 06:36 AM

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Re: Thought I was getting fired yesterday, but...
You need to get your head right op. You just had a very positive thing happen and you've found a way to make it a negative. This promotion will lead to better and greater things if you don't fuck it up.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26453984


My point was they screwed with me. I'm mad at them. I have no idea if I even WANT to work for their dumb asses now.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1212477


Don't it chap your ass to have to take crap from a bunch of ass-hats.
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Re: Thought I was getting fired yesterday, but...
Very strange feeling being jerked around.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1212477


9teen It's called "The loneliness of command." You'll get used to it after a while.

And be prepared for some resentment from those who didn't get the promotion. All the best. hf
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Re: Thought I was getting fired yesterday, but...
You need to get your head right op. You just had a very positive thing happen and you've found a way to make it a negative. This promotion will lead to better and greater things if you don't fuck it up.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26453984


My point was they screwed with me. I'm mad at them. I have no idea if I even WANT to work for their dumb asses now.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1212477


Thank you for summing up the problem with American society.

YOU WANTED TO BE LAID OFF TO COLLECT UNEMPLOYMENT.

I hope they turn around and fire you "for cause" in two weeks.
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12/04/2012 06:50 AM

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Re: Thought I was getting fired yesterday, but...
I got a surprise meeting notice from my boss and his boss a couple of weeks ago. They started out by telling me that my position had been eliminated but that I was being offered an opportunity to stay on, doing almost exactly the same work for a considerable pay cut. Having no other options, I had to accept.

I can see why you feel the way you do. If I had walked, they would've been screwed.
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12/04/2012 06:54 AM
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Re: Thought I was getting fired yesterday, but...
I had a similar experience a few years back. People were being reviewed and I was told by one of the managers to start lacking because I would be fired in my review. I was perplexed by this because I was busting my ass for the place, working overtime and saturdays, and I'm salaried so it was free time for them.

my job requires me to design all of their new product, prepare the engineering pack of prints, code all of the parts for the cnc machines and oversee the production, working with the manufacturing center to streamline production.. I'm the only one in the company doing this.

but the manager continued to remind me that my days were numbered and I should prepare to find new work.

I went into the review expecting to be handed a pink slip and was quite pissed by this fact. I went in fully prepared to unleash hell on them. But instead I was lavished with praises. They gave me a descent sized raise and threw in a bonus, fully recognizing all of my hard work. Talk about shell shocked.

when I left the review, that asshole manager asked me if I was still an employee. I told him the truth. A few months later he quit.

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