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Old Oct 23rd 2006, 5:02 pm
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Originally Posted by gardnma
Lovely tale. Pray tell, how is it that companies expect and demand loyalty when they pull stunts like this? Admittedly, it was a really bad mistake; were any re-hired?
Yes, most of them, we still had to get the work done.

It was a wierd time, the work on the nukes was coming to an end, and we had to rate the people we supervised, in order of preference. By the time I was ditched, all the job vacancies were gone and then some, and having been a supervisor, I couldn't get a journeyman job.

In my time with that company, the culture changed from that where the companies rewarded faithfull employees to the "no loyalty either way" style.

I should say that twice, in previous employments, I was laid of in earlier years to make room for the friends of a new boss, and twice I was the one who turned them, the bosses, down when they later flamed out and wanted to follow me.
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Old Oct 23rd 2006, 5:07 pm
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Yes, most of them, we still had to get the work done.

It was a wierd time, the work on the nukes was coming to an end, and we had to rate the people we supervised, in order of preference. By the time I was ditched, all the job vacancies were gone and then some, and having been a supervisor, I couldn't get a journeyman job.

In my time with that company, the culture changed from that where the companies rewarded faithfull employees to the "no loyalty either way" style.

I should say that twice, in previous employments, I was laid of in earlier years to make room for the friends of a new boss, and twice I was the one who turned them, the bosses, down when they later flamed out and wanted to follow me.
Revenge is sweet, as they say. See my PM.
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Old Oct 23rd 2006, 6:18 pm
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Originally Posted by paddingtongreen
Yes, most of them, we still had to get the work done.

It was a wierd time, the work on the nukes was coming to an end, and we had to rate the people we supervised, in order of preference. By the time I was ditched, all the job vacancies were gone and then some, and having been a supervisor, I couldn't get a journeyman job.

In my time with that company, the culture changed from that where the companies rewarded faithfull employees to the "no loyalty either way" style.

I should say that twice, in previous employments, I was laid of in earlier years to make room for the friends of a new boss, and twice I was the one who turned them, the bosses, down when they later flamed out and wanted to follow me.

What goes around, comes around eh?
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Old Oct 23rd 2006, 6:56 pm
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What goes around, comes around eh?
It does, but I didn't do it maliciously, I justdidn't trust them to fit in with my crews after what I had seen them do.
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Originally Posted by paddingtongreen
It does, but I didn't do it maliciously, I justdidn't trust them to fit in with my crews after what I had seen them do.
Exactly...who could blame you.
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