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It's Monday. It's raining.

And frankly I would just like to sit at home and watch netflix. Tea is
good this morning though and we need rain.

If only I twittered. Then more people could care less about my
feelings. lol
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Re: It's Monday. It's raining.

LOL!! It's hot and humid here...wanna trade?

>>> Matthew<systemremovetyrant@gmaildot.com> 8/30/2010 9:19 AM >>>

And frankly I would just like to sit at home and watch netflix. Tea is
good this morning though and we need rain.

If only I twittered. Then more people could care less about my
feelings. lol


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Re: It's Monday. It's raining.

On 8/30/10 8:39 AM, Mary Matthews wrote:
> LOL!! It's hot and humid here...wanna trade?


9:00 AM
Twitter: Um... no.
Twitter: My life sucks more because it's raining.
Twitter: Drank some more of my tea.
Twitter: My tea is getting cold.
Twitter: My GF just lost her cat.
Twitter: Cold tea doesn't taste so good.

9:02 AM
Twitter: Cat found.
Twitter: Wrong cat.
Twitter: Microwaved my tea.
Twitter: Cat found again.
Twitter: CRAP!!! Wrong cat still.
Twitter: GF's cries are irritating.

9:05 AM
Twitter: Had to apologize for last twitter.
Twitter: Need whiskey.
Twitter: Work sucks.
Twitter: Work still sucks.

9:30 AM
Twitter: GF broke up with me.
Twitter: My life sucks.
Twitter: Stupid boss want's to see me.

9:32 AM
Twitter: OMG!!! I just got fired.
Twitter: I can't believe this.

10:00 AM
Twitter: Boss said I spend to much time on Internet.
Twitter: That place is lame.
Twitter: Widget Co. is retarded.
Twitter: I fired them.
Twitter: I've been looking for another job anyway.

11:29 AM
Twitter: Finished my resume.
Twitter: Off to unemployment office and out to find another job.

2:00 PM
Twitter: McDonald's is hiring, but I'm holding out for management.
Twitter: Why do I need a college degree????
Twitter: I'm smarter than college degrees.

4:06 PM
Twitter: Got a job offer at the local telemarketers place.

5:56 PM
Twitter: I am the new manager at Telemarketer Inc.
Twitter: This place is awesome and has a bunch of great benefits.
Twitter: I start tomorrow.

6:16 PM
Twitter: WTF!!! I just got fired from a job I haven't even started.
Twitter: That place sucks.
Twitter: I would have quit anyway. Boss was a douche bag.
Twitter: The place smelled bad too.

8:10 PM
Twitter: Heading to the bar. Gonna drink today away.
Twitter: My friends are coming over.
Twitter: Rob is a dork.
Twitter: His gf is hot though. I would do her.
Twitter: I'm single again. Who knows what the night will bring.

8:34 PM
Twitter: Still waiting on friends.

9:26 PM
Twitter: Were are they at????

10:00 PM
Twitter: Called Rob. No answer.
Twitter: Called Rob again. Left message.

10:15 PM
Twitter: f*** rob!!!
Twitter: Say's I was rude to his GF.
Twitter: ROBS A LOSER!!!

11:00 PM
Twitter: I went to the bar anyway. F*** Rob and his skank gf.

12:22 AM
Twitter: Jail sucks.
Twitter: Never touched that girl.
Twitter: She wanted me to.
Twitter: F*** her retarded boyfriend too.
Twitter: If I hadn't tripped I would have kicked his a**.

3:00 AM
Twitter: Not like I have to work tomorrow.

4:20 AM
Twitter: Why is everybody so stupid.
Twitter: I can't sleep.
Twitter: This sucks.

5:24 AM
Twitter: I hate my life.
Twitter: 😞
Twitter: UGH!!!!!!

7:00 AM
Twitter: Would be getting up for work now, but instead I'm going to bed.
Twitter: I WIN!!! I beat the man.
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Re: It's Monday. It's raining.

ROFLMAO!!!! This is awesome! 🙂 I needed a good gut buster laugh.
Thanks!

>>> Matthew<systemremovetyrant@gmaildot.com> 8/30/2010 10:06 AM >>>

On 8/30/10 8:39 AM, Mary Matthews wrote:
> LOL!! It's hot and humid here...wanna trade?


9:00 AM
Twitter: Um... no.
Twitter: My life sucks more because it's raining.
Twitter: Drank some more of my tea.
Twitter: My tea is getting cold.
Twitter: My GF just lost her cat.
Twitter: Cold tea doesn't taste so good.

9:02 AM
Twitter: Cat found.
Twitter: Wrong cat.
Twitter: Microwaved my tea.
Twitter: Cat found again.
Twitter: CRAP!!! Wrong cat still.
Twitter: GF's cries are irritating.

9:05 AM
Twitter: Had to apologize for last twitter.
Twitter: Need whiskey.
Twitter: Work sucks.
Twitter: Work still sucks.

9:30 AM
Twitter: GF broke up with me.
Twitter: My life sucks.
Twitter: Stupid boss want's to see me.

9:32 AM
Twitter: OMG!!! I just got fired.
Twitter: I can't believe this.

10:00 AM
Twitter: Boss said I spend to much time on Internet.
Twitter: That place is lame.
Twitter: Widget Co. is retarded.
Twitter: I fired them.
Twitter: I've been looking for another job anyway.

11:29 AM
Twitter: Finished my resume.
Twitter: Off to unemployment office and out to find another job.

2:00 PM
Twitter: McDonald's is hiring, but I'm holding out for management.
Twitter: Why do I need a college degree????
Twitter: I'm smarter than college degrees.

4:06 PM
Twitter: Got a job offer at the local telemarketers place.

5:56 PM
Twitter: I am the new manager at Telemarketer Inc.
Twitter: This place is awesome and has a bunch of great benefits.
Twitter: I start tomorrow.

6:16 PM
Twitter: WTF!!! I just got fired from a job I haven't even started.
Twitter: That place sucks.
Twitter: I would have quit anyway. Boss was a douche bag.
Twitter: The place smelled bad too.

8:10 PM
Twitter: Heading to the bar. Gonna drink today away.
Twitter: My friends are coming over.
Twitter: Rob is a dork.
Twitter: His gf is hot though. I would do her.
Twitter: I'm single again. Who knows what the night will bring.

8:34 PM
Twitter: Still waiting on friends.

9:26 PM
Twitter: Were are they at????

10:00 PM
Twitter: Called Rob. No answer.
Twitter: Called Rob again. Left message.

10:15 PM
Twitter: f*** rob!!!
Twitter: Say's I was rude to his GF.
Twitter: ROBS A LOSER!!!

11:00 PM
Twitter: I went to the bar anyway. F*** Rob and his skank gf.

12:22 AM
Twitter: Jail sucks.
Twitter: Never touched that girl.
Twitter: She wanted me to.
Twitter: F*** her retarded boyfriend too.
Twitter: If I hadn't tripped I would have kicked his a**.

3:00 AM
Twitter: Not like I have to work tomorrow.

4:20 AM
Twitter: Why is everybody so stupid.
Twitter: I can't sleep.
Twitter: This sucks.

5:24 AM
Twitter: I hate my life.
Twitter: 😞
Twitter: UGH!!!!!!

7:00 AM
Twitter: Would be getting up for work now, but instead I'm going to bed.
Twitter: I WIN!!! I beat the man.


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Re: It's Monday. It's raining.

On 8/30/10 11:21 AM, Mary Matthews wrote:
> ROFLMAO!!!! This is awesome! 🙂 I needed a good gut buster laugh.
> Thanks!


Wish I could laugh. Stupid people, bad weather, and a bitter cranky
attitude is just keeping me down today.

On a plus side Etta James singing 'I'd rather go blind' is soothing to
the troubled soul. Now where is my whiskey and my stogy. 😛
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Re: It's Monday. It's raining.

I have a crappy attitude today. Employer is torturing me with "there will
be layoffs - but we won't tell you who until October sometime". I don't
know how anyone can expect me to have a good attitude with that looming.
(And I'm sure I'm on the list).

>>> Matthew<systemremovetyrant@gmaildot.com> 8/30/2010 2:04 PM >>>

On 8/30/10 11:21 AM, Mary Matthews wrote:
> ROFLMAO!!!! This is awesome! 🙂 I needed a good gut buster laugh.
> Thanks!


Wish I could laugh. Stupid people, bad weather, and a bitter cranky
attitude is just keeping me down today.

On a plus side Etta James singing 'I'd rather go blind' is soothing to
the troubled soul. Now where is my whiskey and my stogy. 😛


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Re: It's Monday. It's raining.

On 8/31/10 12:56 PM, Mary Matthews wrote:
> I have a crappy attitude today. Employer is torturing me with "there will
> be layoffs - but we won't tell you who until October sometime". I don't
> know how anyone can expect me to have a good attitude with that looming.
> (And I'm sure I'm on the list).


You know I had a boss guy for a local factory once tell me that they
would tell people about pending layoffs trying to get people to quit.
He also told me that it never worked. At best maybe a couple people
would quit, but generally most people would wait.

Begs the questions. Why tell anybody about pending layoffs? Does it
scare people into quitting? Is it advance warning so people can try to
be prepared? Or is it just overzealous bosses talking to soon?

I can't imagine anyone expecting you to want to work knowing in a month
or so you maybe unemployed.
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Re: It's Monday. It's raining.

They're trying to do the "Christian" thing by letting us know in advance.
I understand the motive behind it, but it just doesn't make business sense
to me at all.

>>> Matthew<systemremovetyrant@gmaildot.com> 8/31/2010 3:04 PM >>>

On 8/31/10 12:56 PM, Mary Matthews wrote:
> I have a crappy attitude today. Employer is torturing me with "there

will
> be layoffs ‑ but we won't tell you who until October sometime". I

don't
> know how anyone can expect me to have a good attitude with that looming.
> (And I'm sure I'm on the list).


You know I had a boss guy for a local factory once tell me that they
would tell people about pending layoffs trying to get people to quit.
He also told me that it never worked. At best maybe a couple people
would quit, but generally most people would wait.

Begs the questions. Why tell anybody about pending layoffs? Does it
scare people into quitting? Is it advance warning so people can try to
be prepared? Or is it just overzealous bosses talking to soon?

I can't imagine anyone expecting you to want to work knowing in a month
or so you maybe unemployed.


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Re: It's Monday. It's raining.

On 8/31/10 3:51 PM, Mary Matthews wrote:
> They're trying to do the "Christian" thing by letting us know in advance.
> I understand the motive behind it, but it just doesn't make business sense
> to me at all.


Nothing motivates people to do nothing like the expectation of losing
ones income. Maybe employers should try a different route like telling
people that the income can't support the amount of people working. Then
have some options for people. Like pay cuts, extra days off, etc. Maybe
even try to motivate people to go out and bring business in (of course
that one should start from day one and not when the company is in
financial straights).

Nobody likes to lose their jobs, but sometimes its just the way things
go. Having an employer scare people a month or more before the ax falls
just seems not well thought out. Seems kind of cruel in away.

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Re: It's Monday. It's raining.


> Having an employer scare people a month or more before the ax falls
> just seems not well thought out. Seems kind of cruel in away.


Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. For some, it might be considered
an act of kindness to give advance warning, and an opportunity to try
to find another job before the ax falls. It would also be something
good to know if any large purchases were being considered.

I would far rather be told in advance that there's a possibility I
might lose my job in a couple of months, than find that out the day I'm
losing it.

That way I can at least try to find something else before it happens,
or try to convince them of the folly of their ways.

That doesn't take away the sting, nor the scary part of having to find
a job at a time when it's difficult to find a job. But it does give
some advance warning, which is better than no warning. : )

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Re: It's Monday. It's raining.

What they've done is tell us that they'll tell us in October if we're on
the layoff list and that the layoff will be effective sometime in July.
The expectation is that the folks being laid off in July will do their
normal workload from October to July.

What I don't understand is why wait until October to tell us who is/isn't
on the list. People are already looking without knowing if they're on/off
the list and there's a chance they'll lose some key people as a result of
the 2 months advance notice that we'll get advance notice.

Seeing as how I've been through 13 layoffs in a bad economy, I don't get
scared by a layoff, I'm a bit of a "pro" at finding the next job.

>>> Susan<nscv.sysop.susan@myrealbox.com> 9/1/2010 10:46 AM >>>


> Having an employer scare people a month or more before the ax falls
> just seems not well thought out. Seems kind of cruel in away.


Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. For some, it might be considered
an act of kindness to give advance warning, and an opportunity to try
to find another job before the ax falls. It would also be something
good to know if any large purchases were being considered.

I would far rather be told in advance that there's a possibility I
might lose my job in a couple of months, than find that out the day I'm
losing it.

That way I can at least try to find something else before it happens,
or try to convince them of the folly of their ways.

That doesn't take away the sting, nor the scary part of having to find
a job at a time when it's difficult to find a job. But it does give
some advance warning, which is better than no warning. : )

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Re: It's Monday. It's raining.

Mary:

Even better that there's more time. It could be an entirely different
economy by June.

Not saying who's on the list will allow people to self-pare the list.
Those who have been thinking of leaving, will leave, which may very
well change the list.

They also might not know how many people they'll need to pare, and in
the time between now and then will look in more detail to see where
they can pare without completely crippling the organization.

If they weren't willing to lose key people, they shouldn't have said it
in advance, so perhaps they are willing to lose key people, or they
might already have told any key people they don't want to lose that
they won't be on the list.

You really won't know until they announce it.

I have no doubt you'll be able to find something else, if you're one of
the people who ends up on the list, which would surprise me. You're
smart, talented and skilled, and there's always a place for that. : )

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Re: It's Monday. It's raining.

I would think that the quality of the work at the company is going to go
down as a result of telling people to early. People are going to be more
concerned about self preservation than doing the best job possible. On
the other hand it might motivate people to do better work... at least
until October.

Personally, I think the pre warning to the pre-layoff list is probably a
bit much. Given the fact that they are gonna tell people who will be
laid off in July in October seems more like a thoughtless thing than a
good business decision. Now people are going home at night worrying
about if they will be on the list.

That's just my thinking.
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Re: It's Monday. It's raining.

Matthew:

The glass is half full; the glass is half empty. It's all in how you
want to look at it. : )

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Re: It's Monday. It's raining.

On 9/1/10 10:02 PM, Susan wrote:
> Matthew:
>
> The glass is half full; the glass is half empty. It's all in how you
> want to look at it. : )
>


My glass has water in it and when I am thirsty I am thankful that it
does. 😄
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