category: general [glöplog]
so why were you fired? You did open a thread to tell us,..
(not that I can't imagine a reason)
added on the 2008-11-13 01:13:52 by numtek numtek
I had a good laugh at the first page of this thread.
added on the 2008-11-13 01:48:41 by zefyros zefyros
@numtek: He wrote why.

I was recently fired for watching this on the job:
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...or it could also have been that my temporary employment contract ended.
added on the 2008-11-13 10:15:47 by El Topo El Topo
I'm sorry to hear that, optimus. I hope you get a good job soon.
added on the 2008-11-13 14:28:36 by Navis Navis
a friend of mine was actually fired for doing a mid-air fart :D His boss was waiting in a back room, to give him a huge bollocking for other stuff, and instead of walking in he ran in, jumped and farted, resulting in instant sack.
added on the 2008-11-13 14:57:11 by psonice psonice
congraFIREtulation optimus !
added on the 2008-11-13 16:29:45 by krabob krabob
yeah, congrats noJobtimus
added on the 2008-11-13 16:30:56 by Puryx Puryx
@psonice: was he fired in mid-air too? :)
added on the 2008-11-13 16:31:58 by El Topo El Topo
el topo: it was in a restaurant kitchen, close to naked flame so it could have been :) But unfortunately not, that would have ruled even more
added on the 2008-11-13 16:37:44 by psonice psonice
Wish it was me, I really could use a break to concentrate on some oldskool demo making. Guess I should have been a banker so I could just get a huge shitload of free cash from the government without having to work for it.
added on the 2008-11-13 21:35:54 by cruzer cruzer
You were watching this?
added on the 2008-11-13 23:20:08 by El Topo El Topo
If you were fired over page 191, your boss is an idiot.
How, if you were fired because he watched you wanking at that page, he's cool.
was it the turtle that used his fisting jutsu?
added on the 2008-11-14 17:16:43 by Deus Deus
They obviously felt guilty by paying you. You should check the terms on your contract and see if you can sue them for wrongful or unfair dismissal. My gf was stitched up by some bullying middle manager and sacked for looking at 'inappropriate material' (Random image thread). I represented her at a tribunal and got her a £6000 settlement.

I proved they had an inadequade IT security (they found the image in the recycle bin and she shared a windows user account) I also stated she did not sign anything that warned her of the IT policy, neither was a witness present to take minutes of the disciplinary hearing (this is the law).

The best way to get money out of sueing an employer is find someone who is a bit unstable and just stare them out in the lift or where nobody can see. The subject that I did it to then threatened to take me out and break my legs so I took 6 months off on full pay due to stress and afterwards took out legal proceedings saying that I felt threatened and was scared to return to work. I walked away with £15000.

One I am yet to try is cracking my head against the floor when the cleaner forgets to put out a wet floor sign.
added on the 2008-11-14 17:28:07 by mg mg
was it the turtle that used his fisting jutsu?
added on the 2008-11-14 17:54:05 by Deus Deus
They gave me 3100E compensation

That's a beggarly sum for being fired. They've stuffed you man and now you think it's right !
added on the 2008-11-14 17:54:46 by oxb oxb
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added on the 2008-11-14 19:20:49 by EviL EviL
mg. Isn't that a little risky approach? what if the person shows to be unstable and you end up in the hospital and he in a cell. Quite the undesired sideeffect and completely unfair to the unstable guy who was just minding his own voices in his head or whatever...
added on the 2008-11-14 20:56:47 by NoahR NoahR
mg: you sound like a real nice coworker to work with!
added on the 2008-11-14 21:01:31 by Zest Zest
optimus, you could not watch demos at your working place? You definitely had the wrong job.
added on the 2008-11-14 22:21:27 by iq iq
mg is the man. most employers get of way to easy with what they do.
added on the 2008-11-15 01:18:52 by El Topo El Topo
Hmm. I have no internet at home yet but it should arrive in monday. I just read the comment today. The image thing as I said later was a joke. They say that because of the economical crisis they had to remove personel. The other guys are older and know the framework, I was new so I was the one it was better to leave (and less compensation payment for my 7 monts of work).

The first thing to do (after resting for few days) is to send my CV to various companies and wait for some answers. My brother who just finished with the army did this and he already started working at some place. Not entirely sure I will get some answers early but I will start with that. About demos, these days I totally lost the motivation. I worry a bit as I am jobless and have pay the rent and other expenses and so it's a bit hard to focus on demomaking but this will change soon. Though I keep playing games or doing nothing. When I had a job I was more productive at home. Even if deadly tired :P

It's strange when you suddenly loose a job. I felt like I had a lot of time in front and a lot of new opportunities. I even thought, what if I went for studies instead for a new job? I am not sure atm..
added on the 2008-11-15 01:33:49 by Optimus Optimus
Good luck getting a new job (or studying) Optim8