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I've never been sacked (yet)... One company I worked for made everyone redundant on Valentine's Day. The boss handed out little envelopes. We all thought he'd bought us cards and were really touched.

...but I've never been sacked. What have you done that led to your dismissal? Are you still bitter, or was it a fair cop?

(, Thu 23 Feb 2006, 13:23)
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I've never been sacked but...
... a few years ago I worked for a car company that begins with a "T" and a lad got sacked for selling drugs. Rather than meeting up in the toilets at breaktime for the deals, he came up with a "brilliant" plan that involved hiding the stash at a pre-arranged place on the chassis that was slowly being built up as it travelled around the factory, this was then picked up by his druggy mates when the car passed them a few hours later. Clever eh?

This was the same company who promised you a job for life, but if you became injured by the work (and many were) they looked for ways and means to get rid. One poor lad knackered his back totally through work and after a number of operations all on private health care it became obvious he wasn't going to build another car for them ever again. An office job? Not a chance, he was sacked for stealing, and a more honest lad you'd be hard pressed to find.

It was the kind of place that required you to work four weeks notice, hardly anybody did. Someone handed in his notice at the start of the shift and left at dinnertime without telling anyone. His absense went un-noticed for about 20 minutes until another worker went to bolt a part onto something this lad should have done and realised it was missing. The cars travelled around the factory on a slow conveyor that had no reverse gear, and this caused the work factory to stop for two hours whilst they fixed all the problems! Nice one! Even better was him phoning up his boss to say goodbye during the ensuing chaos.

It was one of my happiest days when I left that place.

Sorry for the length, but it's more a curse than a blessing.
(, Sun 26 Feb 2006, 16:37, closed)

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