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    My boss just got canned

    What a day this has been; My boss just got the ax, a complete surprise to many of us (and I'm pretty high on the food chain).
    From what I know, there is no chance this goes beyond that to other staffers, but this is a pretty small organization and a lot of people are walking around stunned. The guy'd been here at least two decades.

    Now, here's the weird thing- he's still in his office, working. My understanding is that most involuntary separations usually result in the immediate end of the relationship, it appears he's working through the day. I'd have a hard time sticking around.
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    Re: My boss just got canned

    Ouch SunDeck
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    Re: My boss just got canned

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed
    Ouch SunDeck
    Thanks, but I think you're still on the juice, man.

    Seriously, I think I'll just hang out here the rest of the day and mark it as personal time. It's kind of surreal- I have twenty three people looking at me like I should be able to explain it and I can't.
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    Re: My boss just got canned

    The part about going back to work to finsih out his last day doesn't make too much sense to me. So watch out, he may snap at anytime. Usually security escorts people out after they gather up their personal items.

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    Yeah, when I've seen these things happen, after the person is notified of termination and relieved of badges, company credit cards, etc., a security guard walks them to their desk, watches them gather up personal items, and escorts them to the door.

    Sometimes they go just from the meeting to the door.

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    Hell, I rarely want to finish out my day at work, and I'm still employed at it.
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    Re: My boss just got canned

    Sometimes companies nowdays will lay off someone, but instead of giving them X weeks severance, they expect them to work those last X weeks.

    That happened at our place recently. Three people that had been here a long time were laid off, but they were expected to continue to work through their "severance" period. They were still given assignments, etc.
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    Re: My boss just got canned

    Quote Originally Posted by SunDeck
    Thanks, but I think you're still on the juice, man.

    Seriously, I think I'll just hang out here the rest of the day and mark it as personal time. It's kind of surreal- I have twenty three people looking at me like I should be able to explain it and I can't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by REDREAD
    Sometimes companies nowdays will lay off someone, but instead of giving them X weeks severance, they expect them to work those last X weeks.

    That happened at our place recently. Three people that had been here a long time were laid off, but they were expected to continue to work through their "severance" period. They were still given assignments, etc.
    And I imagine their productivity shot through the roof.

    I thought severance packages were there so that you have some income while you look for a new job?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zombie-a-go-go
    And I imagine their productivity shot through the roof.

    I thought severance packages were there so that you have some income while you look for a new job?
    Apparently they just couldn't keep a straight face while telling people in there 40s and 50s that they were giving them money to help the look for a "new job"
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    Quote Originally Posted by zombie-a-go-go
    And I imagine their productivity shot through the roof.

    I thought severance packages were there so that you have some income while you look for a new job?
    It isn't about productivity. It's about getting rid of older workers that were rewarded for good performance in the past.. These coorporations see no reason to keep someone in their 50's around when they can be replaced with a cheaper 28-30 year old. Again, it's not about productivity. People are just interchangable parts to them.

    Yes, that used to be what severance packages were for. But they think, "Why pay people to do 'nothing' at home, when we can keep them around and humilate them for 8 more weeks?"
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    Re: My boss just got canned

    Quote Originally Posted by REDREAD
    It isn't about productivity. It's about getting rid of older workers that were rewarded for good performance in the past.. These coorporations see no reason to keep someone in their 50's around when they can be replaced with a cheaper 28-30 year old. Again, it's not about productivity. People are just interchangable parts to them.

    Yes, that used to be what severance packages were for. But they think, "Why pay people to do 'nothing' at home, when we can keep them around and humilate them for 8 more weeks?"
    I'd come to work, but I'd just sit in my office and surf the net or something. What are they doing to do, fire you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reds4Life
    I'd come to work, but I'd just sit in my office and surf the net or something. What are they doing to do, fire you?
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    Re: My boss just got canned

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds4Life
    I'd come to work, but I'd just sit in my office and surf the net or something. What are they doing to do, fire you?
    Already do that. Don't know what I'd do if they fired me and wanted me to keep coming in....well I guess I'd keep doing this on second thought.

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    Re: My boss just got canned

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds4Life
    I'd come to work, but I'd just sit in my office and surf the net or something. What are they doing to do, fire you?
    Yep, that's exactly what they'd do, fire them with no severance. Keep in mind that people in their 50's that have worked their entire career at one company aren't exactly the most marketable commodity. I'd like to think that I'd tell the company to stuff it, but sometimes you just have to admit "The man" has won and take it.

    These people are still getting their normal workload dumped on them. Still having to take crap from the guy that laid them off.
    Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2010-2014!

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