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10 things you should never say when you're firing someone

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Getting fired sucks. And getting fired sucks even worse when the person letting you go says something foolish, stupid, or even insulting. 925 more words

Losing a job is good for your health

Many people say they would love to retire but have trouble occupying themselves when faced with excessive free time. Diane used to work shifts in her nursing career. 2,013 more words


Life as a House Husband

Friday, November 1st2013,

1:30 P.M. Walnut Creek, California. Although I was laid off at 9:00 AM, it’s already late due to the crappy mid-day service provided by  2,224 more words


Empty Cubicles

The day started off as drab and tedious as any other. Then:

“Can I see you in the empty office, please? Right Now?

When the company’s Chief Operating Officer utters those words without looking you square in the eye, it’s not usually a good sign; more so when his office is on another floor, he shows his face three times a year and usually only gets involved in the daily lives of the grunt staff when there’s bad news. 1,060 more words


What To Do When You Get Laid Off

Getting laid off sucks.  OK, I said it.  I don’t care what the reason is…corporate acquisition, “right-sizing”, bad sales, scandal, or bankruptcy, you still end up in the same place – unemployed.  835 more words


Café Layoff

“Stephanie, I’m sorry, but I’m going to have to let you go,” Ted crossed his arms, standing in front of the counter in the small restaurant. 271 more words

Short Story

Transitions Too

First off, let me give my sincerest apologies for the typos. I’ve just been free writing these posts and hoping that the words come together in a cohesive organized fashion. 3,117 more words