I'VE BEEN FIRED.....I'VE BEEN FIRED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by glocknut, Oct 31, 2006.

  1. AL MOUNT

    AL MOUNT New Member

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    I'm a newbie here on the forum...

    Don't know you very well...but best of luck man.....:D


    Quick story.....:D

    For years, as a telephone man, I carried a pack of tums....religiously...:(

    I retired in 00, in 6 months all my indigestion disappeared......:D

    Been heartburn free for 5 1/2 years......:D

    Maybe you'll fell better soon too.....:D
  2. nevjohn

    nevjohn New Member

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    Kinda ironic, Glockman. Four years ago, to the day, I was "forced out" from my Engineer job with SBC/NevBell, as SBC maintained they didnt need 11,000 managers anymore. Was fine with me, even though, down deep, I really wanted to keep working, as I enjoyed the job. So, I've been retired 4 years now, just goofing off, playing golf, shooting, etc.

    Well, yesterday, the dog and I took a drive out to where I use to have my office, and stopped in to chat. (now I hadnt been there in 4 years). Well, come to find out, they've gone through 5 other engineers that they brought in later to take my place (a 2 engineer office) and once there, they either quit or move onto bigger things. Infact, they now have openings for 3 additional engineers at this office! The only company engineer left asked me if I would like to come back, as a contractor, and I said, "NO WAY". That office is now 95 miles away from where I live now, and the travel/fuel would be on me.

    I must say, I did enjoy saying, NO!! Infact, the engineer asked me about afew of my old jobs, and I told her, "dont recall"!! :rolleyes: Why should I? Not on the payroll, right?:D

    John
  3. HiPowerKid

    HiPowerKid New Member

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    To quote a famous line:
    "Free at Last! Free at Last! Thank God Almighty, you're free at last!"

    Now with a little time on your hands, take a nice shower, then a hot bath, kick back until you wrinkle a little bit, towel off, make a nice lunch or dinner, watch a little TV, clean a gun or three and make your range preparations for your next outing to relieve a little more stress downrange. Then you'll be in a real relaxed mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . .









    FOR YOUR NEXT JOB INTERVIEWS!!!!:D
  4. xxxxxxl

    xxxxxxl New Member

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    John, You are exactly right. You are no longer on ther payroll and owe them nothing. Your knowledge and experience are marketable and have value. If they really want to know they can pay you like they would an attourney; about $250/hour. Just my 2 cents worth.:)
  5. glocknut

    glocknut New Member

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    Oh crap!!! After all these years.... i'm finally gonna have to start brushing my teeth again..... :(

    mike
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  6. JohnK3

    JohnK3 New Member

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    So? He needs another one!
  7. Marlin T

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    HUH?:eek: :rolleyes:
  8. southernshooter

    southernshooter New Member

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    I am not lucky enough for them to fire me I have been where I am at for 7 years now since I was 13. And I am over it.
  9. glocknut

    glocknut New Member

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    Yup...i keep them eyebrows very well trimmed and under control. If those two even look like they're gonna link up..... I tell you what!!!!!! :D :D :rolleyes:

    mike
    gn
  10. rosierita

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    good luck w/ your next move mike! :)
  11. phlmorgan

    phlmorgan New Member

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    I know how ya feel. I got DOWNSIZED in March. 6 months prior to being downsized they promoted me and gave me a new department to manage then laid off ALL my experienced people and left it to me to train and operate pretty much all by myself. Worked my A** off for next 6 months (Total stress job, even had to have emergency Gall Bladder surgery and back at work in a week) and just as I finally had everything running really smooth, they shut down our entire department.

    I work in the Mortgage Industry and layoffs is the nature of the beast so I was moderately prepared for it. Credit Card Protection a little nest egg etc...(I still thank God I did'nt buy the new car I wanted.)

    So I have been adjusting to my reduced lifestyle and enjoying my time off, even managed to buy a few new guns in the last 5 months, but its now getting to the point where I gotta really start looking hard for a new job. Been thinking about the Wal-Mart greeting job but I'm only 40 and I don't know if I'm over or under qualified. (HA)

    Good luck and best wishes. Try not to stress to much about it, take a little time for yourself and family.
  12. glocknut

    glocknut New Member

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    A friend was telling me that wal mart used to be good at promoting their people who worked their tails off....however, with the expenses of recent legal fights taking place they are cutting back on the number of management positions....
    Thanks to the likes of Al Gore and his liberal freak buddies.... :mad: :mad:

    mike
    gn
  13. whiteclouder

    whiteclouder New Member

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    Hey, GN, I haven't posted to you in years but I know you've got the 'grit' (no pun intended) to move on and up. Best of good fortune to you.

    Clouder..
  14. Tuttle

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    Congrats on the unemployment.


    I am kind of in the job market myself.
  15. glocknut

    glocknut New Member

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    Good God....it has been a while!!!! Where have you been?!!!!

    mike
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  16. berto64

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    Helloooooo Clouder!

    Nice to see that you are still kicking. Been missing your input.
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