Thursday, February 07, 2013
Nineteen years and one month ago today I started working for the company that fired me this morning "at will." It's my first fire. I've always wondered how I'd take it. Turns out I took it better than the people firing me appeared to. I tried to look at him in his eyes while he was doing it but he mostly stared at the desk while I snacked on an Atkin's nutrition bar and sipped from my diet soda.
They (The CoO and owner) just don't think I was trying hard enough and wasn't giving 100%. I apologized and said I was sorry he thought so but if he asked my employees and co-workers they would be surprised at the thought of it. "My mistake," I said, "Was not making sure you knew how much I cared."
I signed the form and was, this is no lie, escorted from the building lol.
It's a good company and I don't regret my 19 years there. I guess I wish I hadn't just bought a car for the job though. DOH! Car payment yes. Income no. Something of an annoying combination hehehe. It'll sort itself out though.
Still kind of numb from it.
Posted by Rich G.