[bct] Re: changing business world
- From: "Mary Emerson" <maryemerson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2006 12:04:28 -0800
I hope things work out for the best for you. I almost got laid off in June;
this was after I had volunteered to go on leave. My manager stood up to
upper management and told them that what I was planning wasn't hurting the
company or costing them anything; he also said if I went to court over being
laid off, Personnel would back me up and not back up management's decision;
upper management checked, and verified, that my boss was correct, so they
backed down, and some other poor soul was let go. As it turns out, when I
left, somebody else in my group was fortunate to be able to keep their job.
I suppose the strategy was to get rid of someone in my group, regardless of
who it was. It didn't matter that everyone else would suffer with a heavier
As has been said, it's a cold, hard world out there; you either sink or
swim. It doesn't matter so much if you look good or show up on time; what
matters is whether you can hit the ground running, and be productive from
the get-go. If you have to learn something, you learn it on your own time.
And you may not be paid overtime either.
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