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This is a question "Needless to say, I had the last laugh"

Celebrity autobiographies are filled to the brim with self-righteous tales of smug oneupmanship. So, forget you had any shame, grab a coffee and a croissant, and tell us your smug tales of when you got one over somebody.

Thanks to Ring of Fire for the suggestion

(, Thu 3 Feb 2011, 12:55)
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I hated my job
I was routinely bored stiff all day, every day. Typically my packed lunch was gone by 10:30 as eating that at least used up some of the morning. Going for a dump was a daily highlight and something to look forward to.

I decided to take action rather than just talk about it and finally did my CV, check the job adverts and got an interview lined up for a promising job.

You can imagine my astonishment when having actually worked my ass off for a few days and done some work I was actually proud of the boss called me into a meeting room. Sat there he went through the cushioning lecture of how they had decided to make me an offer to leave. Offer nothing, I was being fired.

He went through the talk and then the numbers. I'm not sure whether I looked upset, shocked or what but I was escorted to my desk to collect a few odds and ends and that was the last time I went to work.

I got outside, phoned my other half and the conversation went a bit like this...

"Hi, Are you sitting down?"
"Yes, why? What's wrong?"
"You know I wanted to leave my job? Well they've just paid me to leave!"
"What do you mean? You've lost your job?"
"Yeah, but I'm a bit confused. They're giving me severance and I don't have to go back there ever again."

Last laugh? Well I've got the 2nd interview for a job I really want in the morning. In the mean time I've just banked several months salary for not going to work. You should see the croissant sized grin on my face. :)

EDIT: Got offered the job during the interview! I start in 2 weeks! :)
(, Thu 3 Feb 2011, 16:14, 3 replies)
Thumbs up, fella
Similar situation happened to me too, which I'll detail at a later point.
(, Thu 3 Feb 2011, 16:21, closed)
(, Thu 3 Feb 2011, 18:21, closed)
Some employers are odd like that
Somebody once paid me lots of extra money to stay a little longer at a job whilst I looked for work elsewhere, and then paid me lots more to leave when I found one.

It was very confusing, but rather nice for the old balance sheet.
(, Fri 4 Feb 2011, 7:20, closed)

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