Baboon Pirates

Scribbles and Scrawls from an unrepentant swashbuckling primate.

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Thursday, March 30, 2006

That's A Big Pile O' Suck!

Adding Insult To Injury Is Our Policy!

Just got off the phone with a friend of mine who shall remain nameless for the time being. Normally, he calls from the office. Today he called from home. Seems the Unemployment Fairy passed by during the night and sprinkled him with magical Termination Powder.

What makes this moderately amusing is that he was actually canned earlier in the week, but no one on a local level knew about it. He got a call from Corporate looking for his final time sheet. Guess the HR flack didn't expect to get the target of the termination on the phone when they called to inquire!

So, my friend wanders over to the local managers, and makes a discreet inquiry about the current employment status. Everything seemed A-OK from their end, so back to the grindstone for more fun & excitement.

Today the paperwork caught up. When the new org charts arrive, and you ain't on 'em, that's a pretty clear sign that it's time to polish up the resume again.

Looks like it was just the cyclical nature of the gig. They needed him last week, this week they don't. So, see ya! Don't let the door hit you on the way out!

I keep sayin' that The Man has openings, but somehow, I think that's not gonna be the best matchup of employer and employee!