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12:01 am on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

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After 2 years of service, I have just been given my walking papers.

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..:)

12:09 am on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

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i'm feeling left out now. i'm gonna have to sack myself.
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Sorry to hear about that Sly.

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.

12:18 am on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

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SlyGuy, you getta post more with us now :) Get the post count up with good content, you'll learn more in the process too. Sorry to hear about the blanket being pulled from yer arms though.
12:20 am on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Lol, what a Crazy_Fool..... :)
Good luck, SlyGuy, I've worked for myself for about 20 years now and there is no way I could be employed by another now. :(
Oh, by the way, I got sacked from a rock band on sunday!
Not the same thing, I know, but then, I have friends (I'm not blowing any trumpets, believe me) who are true 'rock stars', with whom I play at home and occasionally as invited guest on stage or in my own band, and this band of 'amateurs' tell me they don't like the change that occurred when I joined them.
Well, I say it is their loss......
LOL
SO, summer is coming, here, and I'll be recording in the best studios in Madrid, playing in small bars on the coast for fun, and having a whale of a time, getting by.
What else matters.
Fortunately I have no mortgage or bank loan :)
12:43 am on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Sorry to hear about this SlyGuy. It is not a pleasant thing even if it turns out to be a good thing (which I hope it does.)

Keep your chin up,
Shane

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Crazy_Fool I just sacked myself from all areas of our business I am sub standerd at or can employ people who can do it cheaper than I can.

I urge u 2 do the same;)

SlyGuy:

The opportunity is there if you have the bottle and skill to do it. Best of luck!

1:00 am on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Slyguy, not great on the job front, but the trick is to come out of it fighting.

I hope everything goes well in your future venture's.

1:08 am on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

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SlyGuy, now you can put yourself in a position where you can fire clients. World of difference.

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.

1:12 am on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Best of luck with this SlyGuy.

No fun, these events.

[edited by: ken_b at 1:29 am (utc) on Mar. 12, 2003]

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digitalghost - you got that spot on.

i'm off to sack a client or two as well. if i'm going down, i'm taking them with me.

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Sorry to hear the news SlyGuy. Hope everything works out for the best.
2:35 am on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Sad news but perhaps good to eh?

>> i'm gonna have to sack myself

LOL. Spot on CF.

3:15 am on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hey SlyGuy.
realy sorry to hear about that. At the time it feels rough, but maybee this is just what you neeed to get you motivated to do something else.

Hope you find something real soom.

1:07 pm on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hey SlyGuy,

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.

Cheers,
Nigel

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I'd just like to say if anyone happens to become their own boss, and was fired at some point in their life, before you sack someone just remember the feeling.

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?
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make that 3 in 9 days:)

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...

11:43 pm on Mar 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

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we have now had 400 redundancies in the past 4 weeks

Goodness! Sounds like someone in personnel ought to be sacked for hiring all those redundant employees...

But hey, enjoy the extra paycheck and laptop while you can, eh?

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Hmmmm, to celebrate or not. (Do you have to show up Monday?)

Whatever happens, I hope it works out for you.

Cheers,
Shane

11:48 pm on Mar 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

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actually karma already came back to bite me...i got caught in a rainstorm this week and now laptop and mobile phone are both dead:-)

oddly, i find this part the most amusing...

12:01 am on Mar 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hey, When your dealt lemons you make lemonade.

Hang in there and do what it takes to make your position better than what you had when you were employed with that company.

The best revenge in living well.

1:19 pm on Mar 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

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A friend of mine was let go in this way as a cost cutting measure, back in the early 90s, by a Japanese company. Good, hard and intelligent working guy, handled his territory very well. We went to college together, and ended up working at the same place together one year apart, not knowing the other was employed there.

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.

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