DLKAPA
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I Think I Just Got Whacked

Fri Jun 09, 2006 3:04 am

So my boss earlier this week (when he handed me my bonus for the week) basically said he was proud of me. Yesterday he called me, told me my schedule was getting knocked down to 2 days a week, told me all the reasoning behind it (excuses IMO), and told me he'd call me at 11am today. It's after noon and I haven't heard from him.

I just got the heave-ho, didn't I?
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RE: I Think I Just Got Whacked

Fri Jun 09, 2006 3:10 am

Call The Boss.
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RE: I Think I Just Got Whacked

Fri Jun 09, 2006 3:12 am

Maybe they found someone to sweep the floors at your work who is more efficient?
 
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RE: I Think I Just Got Whacked

Fri Jun 09, 2006 3:14 am

Quoting DLKAPA (Thread starter):
I just got the heave-ho, didn't I?

Do you work in some third world sweat shop that you just assume that you got fired cos your boss didn't call?
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RE: I Think I Just Got Whacked

Fri Jun 09, 2006 3:31 am

Quoting KROC (Reply 2):
Maybe they found someone to sweep the floors at your work who is more efficient?

wouldn't want someone telling me that when I am fired!.. but anyway  rotfl   rotfl 


I'm preparing for a a rough ride at my work as well.. Problems in the project, had to raise my voice in two high-level meetings this week, which is an open invitation to trouble, and as problems come in three, number two was yesterday when a new staff of mine had the bright idea of putting new code that took a whole web portal down disabling one of our organizations completely, and number three someone had another bright idea that I ok'ed but that actually resulted in a whole set of systems to stop working overnight, and for that one I got reprimanded.


Though week!!!! I think I just destroyed my "karma" at this job by about 50% in three days.

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RE: I Think I Just Got Whacked

Fri Jun 09, 2006 3:59 am

Quoting KROC (Reply 2):
Maybe they found someone to sweep the floors at your work who is more efficient?

Yeah, one of those "special" kids that rides the short bus......  duck 
 
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RE: I Think I Just Got Whacked

Fri Jun 09, 2006 4:21 am

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 5):
Yeah, one of those "special" kids that rides the short bus.....

IIRC those kids are smarter then you on average.
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RE: I Think I Just Got Whacked

Fri Jun 09, 2006 9:00 am

Thanks for the replies, here's the current situation:

About an hour ago I called him, it rung all the way through to voicemail so I left him a message just basically asking if I was still on the schedule for tomorrow. He has yet to call back.

This is really starting to piss me the f*ck off.
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RE: I Think I Just Got Whacked

Fri Jun 09, 2006 9:14 am

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 6):
smarter then you

Sorry, Tedwin, but another notch on your grammar bedpost.

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RE: I Think I Just Got Whacked

Fri Jun 09, 2006 9:51 am

Yeah, I got whacked. Boss just called back, said it was because I'm only around till august not november (they knew this from the very beginning). Gonna pick up my last checks tomorrow.

Shit, who's gonna hire a guy for only 2 months?
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RE: I Think I Just Got Whacked

Fri Jun 09, 2006 9:56 am

Well, go ahead and give him a piece of your mind...unless you're gonna need him as a reference. If so, just save it for later. Sorry 'bout the job, though. What do you have going on in November? As far as being hired for two months, don't tell anyone you're leaving.

If worse comes to worse, tele-marketing is also an easy buck. I'm sure Ted would put in a good word for you.

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RE: I Think I Just Got Whacked

Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:01 am

I know some companies/businesses hire college and university students for temporary summer help. Is that an option?

Or could you work for a temp agency?

Summer camps hire people for a few weeks at a time to be CIT's for the kids.

Just some ideas.

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RE: I Think I Just Got Whacked

Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:03 am

Oh yeah, the government. If you've got a reasonable reputation and clean record, local federal offices hire metric tonnes of young people for seasonal work.

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RE: I Think I Just Got Whacked

Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:04 am

Quoting BaylorAirBear (Reply 10):
Well, go ahead and give him a piece of your mind...unless you're gonna need him as a reference. If so, just save it for later. Sorry 'bout the job, though. What do you have going on in November?

I go back to school in August, mowing season goes until November.

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 11):
Summer camps hire people for a few weeks at a time to be CIT's for the kids.

There's not any summer camps around here unfortunately.

I'm thinking about starting to go through my old stuff and throw it on Ebay for some extra cash.
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RE: I Think I Just Got Whacked

Fri Jun 09, 2006 11:16 am

Quoting DLKAPA (Reply 13):
There's not any summer camps around here unfortunately.

Where do you live? I find this hard to believe.
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RE: I Think I Just Got Whacked

Fri Jun 09, 2006 11:18 am

Quoting A346Dude (Reply 14):
Where do you live? I find this hard to believe.

Southeastern suburb of Denver. The mountains (where the camps are) are at least 2-3 hours away. While I realise I'd be living there and wouldn't make the commute daily, I don't want to have to go that far nonetheless.
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RE: I Think I Just Got Whacked

Fri Jun 09, 2006 11:28 am

Quoting DLKAPA (Reply 15):
Southeastern suburb of Denver. The mountains (where the camps are) are at least 2-3 hours away. While I realise I'd be living there and wouldn't make the commute daily, I don't want to have to go that far nonetheless.

Surely there are other, smaller camps that are much closer. I live in a city of 300,000 and there is at least one summer camp that I can think of within the city itself.
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RE: I Think I Just Got Whacked

Fri Jun 09, 2006 11:30 am

You could always fall back on turning tricks behind Burger King. Oh wait...you need a gig that actually pays...  fight 
 
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RE: I Think I Just Got Whacked

Fri Jun 09, 2006 11:43 am

just face it. your job got outsourced. I'm sure there's somewhere in Denver that's hiring?

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RE: I Think I Just Got Whacked

Fri Jun 09, 2006 12:20 pm

Quoting Lfutia (Reply 18):
just face it. your job got outsourced. I'm sure there's somewhere in Denver that's hiring?

For less than 2 months?
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RE: I Think I Just Got Whacked

Fri Jun 09, 2006 1:29 pm

Do the temp agency bit...its pretty easy and seems perfect for your spot dude...

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RE: I Think I Just Got Whacked

Fri Jun 09, 2006 2:27 pm

Quoting DLKAPA (Reply 19):
For less than 2 months?

anythings possible.

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RE: I Think I Just Got Whacked

Fri Jun 09, 2006 6:44 pm

Non professional.....
Hard luck.
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RE: I Think I Just Got Whacked

Fri Jun 09, 2006 6:58 pm

Have you thought about starting your own business? Seems good timing to me. When I got sacked, I got tired of looking for a job, so I started my own business and I'm doing pretty well.
 
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RE: I Think I Just Got Whacked

Fri Jun 09, 2006 7:20 pm

Quoting DLKAPA (Reply 9):
Shit, who's gonna hire a guy for only 2 months?

STLGph?
 
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RE: I Think I Just Got Whacked

Sat Jun 10, 2006 1:45 am

Quoting KROC (Reply 24):
STLGph?

I think I'd rather hit the unemployment line.
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