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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 got myself sacked deliberately
In April 1975, aged 21, I worked in an insurance office and got accepted to go train as a teacher. I sat behind the office 'arselicker' so our chairs backed on to each other's. I made a point of leaning back and saying very loudly on the 'phone as my mum read me the acceptance letter, "Accepted for college - September - Great - I can finally leave here".

Obviously overheard by arselicker. 2 hours later called in by Director - "We hear you are thinking of leaving us - wanna go now with a months salary or work the month?" No choice really!

It was a Thursday (and jobs were easy to get at the time) - had a new job by Monday because the guy in the new company went to my old school (actually I went to his old school - I've still got the tie). 25% increase in salary (the magic £2k per year - brilliant at the time) and I told him I thought I had a real future with the company (well 3 months anyway before college but I wasn't going to let on!)

Strange thing was there was another arselicker there - I told him to f*ck off as I left in July (as I hadn't told anyone I was going) and saw him running to tell the boss what I'd said as I went out the door!

Virgin post - hope it's short enough ... ?
(, Thu 2 Mar 2006, 18:22, Reply)

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