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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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Great timing...
I worked in the IT department of a manufacturing company which had recently appointed a new department manager, the old one having gone on to bigger and better things. I must admit I wasn't too impressed by the abilities of the new guy (it was his first management position and it showed). Others in the department weren't keen on him either but were a bit better at hiding how they felt.

This guy's methods pissed me off more and more. He heaped more and more work on me, which I was happy enough to do, and he told me if I gave him too much work then feel free to say no to any request. Silly me took him at his word and said "no" when he tried to add another task that would have lengthened my already 50-60 hour week. He didn't like that.

So after a few months of this (and admittedly maybe one or two minor daft moves on my part) I decided to hand in my notice just after Christmas. The day after making the decision the boss called me in and gave me the "it's not working out" speech. They ended up making me "redundant" so I got 3 months pay (tax free), I was allowed to complete a training course worth a few thousand quid that I'd been booked on months before and I told them I'd be keeping the two PCs and other equipment I had at home.

If only he'd waited a couple of weeks, he'd have got rid of me for free! I then went on to various very well paid contracts and ended up working for an international IT manufacturer, flying all over Europe and generally having a great time with great people!

Funnily enough, within a few months, a lot of the rest of my old department had left, as had the boss who had decided to go back to a non-management position.
(, Wed 1 Mar 2006, 1:08, Reply)

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