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For the amusement of the IT geeks

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2015 1:18 am 
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I'm fairly sure us IT geeks are over represented here, I thought you might appreciate this little tale:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/12/04 ... n_sacking/

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 Post subject: Re: For the amusement of the IT geeks
PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:17 am 
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Made me chuckle...


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2015 9:02 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2015 9:46 am 
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Couldn't have happened to a nicer company :-)


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 1:25 am 
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"very well known company supplying fantasy wargaming products.”
"...supplied by a warehouse in Nottingham."

Gee..I wonder who? 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 5:38 pm 
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I had to share this on our forum, too, it is priceless.

I'm guessing that must be about 2001-ish?

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:14 pm 
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Awesome! If you behave like that towards your employees tou deserve all the crap the world can throw at you.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:58 pm 
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Stormwind wrote:
I had to share this on our forum, too, it is priceless.

I'm guessing that must be about 2001-ish?

Would be before 2001 I should think. In 2001 I had broadband at home...

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:56 pm 
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Pretty amusing. But honestly I have worked in IT for three fortune 100 companies the last 16 years and the amount of waste I see on a regular basis blows my mind.

I have to be honest, if I was let go like that and the company had the balls to call me, I would ask for as many details as I could get, laugh, and then hang up. As far as I am concerned, the employee gave them too much info in the process of rubbing it in, without any differences in the final results. I would rather have enjoyed knowing they were in confusion for a lot longer. In the end, the IT director got a big bill, but it was still less than his salary. I am sure it just got swept under somewhere.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:22 pm 
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I have to be honest, if I was let go like that and the company had the balls to call me, I would ask for as many details as I could get, laugh, and then hang up ask them to send over a consultancy contract.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2015 1:26 am 
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Why do we have a 100k bill?
Give me 50k and I'll tell you ;)

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