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I was so angry at first, but the more I think about it, the more I think that this could be the opportunity I've been holding out on. No security blanket anymore.
(How are things with you, Mack [webmasterworld.com]?)
For those of you keeping score, that's 2 sackings in 9 days here at WebmasterWorld..:)
As others have mentioned in the past this might be the best thing that could happen. There are many opportunities for the one man band on the net. Better working hours, better pay, less stress, and you can spend more time hanging out here. Good luck. I'm sure you will land on your feet somewhere.
I urge u 2 do the same;)
The opportunity is there if you have the bottle and skill to do it. Best of luck!
Sometimes getting fired is the incentive that is needed to move on. I know looking ahead won't pay the bills but looking behind just ensures you won't see the opportunities that are ahead of you.
I got sacked 6 months ago, I started my own business 4 days later and it's the best thing I ever did. Hard at first but getting better now (Christmas didn't help)
Good luck. It's the best time of the year to start IMHO.
I know you can bend back just so far, but give someone a little time to straighten the ship before you jump overboard. Get my drift?
mine was more polite - it was called redundancy. what is amusing is that someone forgot to tell the payroll department because i just got another month's pay in my bank account yesterday. we have now had 400 redundancies in the past 4 weeks. i've asked around but no-one else seems to have this abnormality.
i also wasn't asked to return any company property (laptop, mobile phone, security pass) and am now wondering whether i am indeed redundant or not.
it's all very odd. i appear to have all the perks of a job without actually having to do the job...
Management was constantly living with it's head up it's backside.
For example the only thing that kept the place floating was the service calls and maintenance schedules, certainly not sales, since they were very expensive items and were not made of the best materials or engineering, so they were rather unreliable and often did not work straight out of the shipping container.
So cutting the service department's wages by 27% without cutting the workload while buying new cars for the sales dept., whose sales were in the dumpster for a very long time doesn't seem like a wise thing to do, and as it turned out, it wasn't wise at all.
I know....I worked in the head office, started as a juniour tech, worked my way up with effort, intelligence and discipline, was even service manager for a short time before I quit out of sheer disgust with management, and took a great job offer at a competetor, who it turns out had blantant alcoholism and nepotism in their ways. Out of the frying pan, into the fire they say!.
He looked at his resources, and with the support of his family, he started his own computer service business <snip> and hasn't looked back since.
Currently he's setting up a high speed wireless internet network which covers the hundred miles or more between larger farming communities, towns, villages and hamlets where the only internet service for citizens and business is dial-up.
Needless to say, he's very happy and never regretted taking this step.
[edited by: lawman at 2:18 pm (utc) on Mar. 16, 2003]
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