#388 – Revue

For some reason at my last job people seemed to always be let go on a Monday. That seemed cruel. Let them go on a Friday and have a long weekend to work it through. Don’t make them get up, shower and trudge in to work for one extra Monday.

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9 thoughts on “#388 – Revue”

  1. Michael says:

    I was fired from the first job I ever had for calling in sick too many times. That very day, I felt really shitty, but went in to work anyway, knowing I’d called in a lot and not wanting to risk it. They waited until the end of my 8-hour shift to bring me to the office and let me go. I felt like crying. Or murdering someone.

  2. Cyndaquazy says:

    I’m pretty sure that this would be illegal IRL.

    1. kingklash says:

      Well, not if you just say it right out. A screw job like this takes a subtle, manipulative touch. And a confidant to take advantage of the situation in order to buy his silence,

    2. yourArtbeat says:

      Nope. Most states are at will employment. Could stretch it to be age discrimination, but I doubt they’d prevail.

  3. Library Lady says:

    At one place I worked a woman’s husband drove her everyday, more than a hour one way to a job she HATED. One morning they drove in, she walked to her computer and taped an “I QUIT” sign to it and walked out. I, and many others at that job, envied her! She knew her days were numbered and beat them to the punch.

  4. Justin says:

    I have lost my job on several occasions, one of which I got a call on my day off to let me know that my department no longer existed, so there was no point in coming in the next day.

    Another one was when my work was supposedly unsatisfactory (tech support – none of my people ever called back with the same problem, but I tended to miss things like repeating everything they say). They fired me on a Wednesday, after telling me all week that I would get a “personal improvement plan” on Wednesday. The official reason for termination? Not willing to improve.

  5. sheherazahde says:

    Properly trained HR people agree with you that the best time to fire people is Friday afternoon. Because they have the weekend to get used to the idea they are less likely to come in the next work day and start shooting people.

  6. rich says:

    for those of you who are employers, please talk with your employees. i was called in to my supervisor’s office and told that i should be fired for poor work quality, without any previous notice. if he had told me my performance was dropping before, i would have tried to improve. at least he gave me another chance.

  7. Chuck says:

    I was let go on the last day of the pay period. Easier for everyone.

    Rich, my employer did talk to me beforehand, and I did try to improve. I just wasn’t cut out for the job. :/

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