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    cassandracarolina, Paddy999

    nice of you to hand off work to colleagues, but I don't know why anyone would even bother.

    That was the only item I disagreed with in your diary.  It's pointless to label files and assist with your firing--the company does not give a rat's butt about you and you were dead to them just like you noted in your comment.

    The banks have a stranglehold on the political process. Mike Whitney

    by dfarrah on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 08:39:10 AM PDT

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    •  Yes and No (3+ / 0-)

      When I got laid off I saw it coming 18 months in advance. I did a lot of the things that were mentioned in the diary.

      When I was finally leaving, I left my personal contact info with a few of the survivors. They kept contacting me for about 6 months after I left. They needed history, or direction, or just a kind word and I gave it to them. My situation wasn't their fault and they needed the help. I'd hired and trained most of them. I wasn't going to strand them with no help just to spite the company management. Now, when my manager called and needed my assistance she got voice mail and several unanswered e-mails.

      I did send her a thank you note on the first anniversary of my lay off. It was one of the best things that ever happened in my professional career. It certainly didn't seem like it at the time but the 2 years prior were hellacious and stressful while everyone tried to hang on and make things work. I got out and got re-employed at something which suits me a lot better.

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