Happy New Year, Motherfuckers.

I have chills, people. Chills.

I normally do not speak of the logistics of my firing as, well, it was splashed upon the internet enough for my taste. But, these past few weeks, things keep coming to my attention that makes me remember it.

And then, today, my reader David sent me a link. The paper, a “family owned” paper, got bought out. And can you guess what happened?

They fired people! 80, to be exact.

So I get all excited and do a happy dance and I write a funny post. Then my stupid site messes up and loses the post. So I go and check to see if a certain Mr. Rosen got fired.

Mr. Rosen, as you may or may not remember, was my enemy. He was the one who fired me. He was the one who had no sense of humor.

Unfortunately, He Who Should Be Fed A Shit Sandwich is still there. Damn. There goes my buzz.

But anyway, I hope that he at least felt fear. That a lot of them felt fear. I feel sorry for some of the people who got fired (I saw their names in the story) like the old guy who never did anything and was about to retire.

My favorite part of the story? They got called into the office, one by one, were fired and escorted from the building. I wonder if any of them got escorted to the potty like I did?

If that is the case, I hope that person had the runs and had to shit while someone from HR sat and listened. Because, that? Would rock.


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  1. THAT (a person shatting while HR person is listening and sharing airspace) would definitely rock! LOL-

    Comment by Cindy — 1/7/2005 @ 3:16 am

  2. SJ, mass firings are like that EVERYWHERE. Nothing new. Same ol’. They all get escorted out. Remember “Broadcast News?”
    But you’re so young…

    Yours truly has been sacked from papers/TV stations so often, he can’t keep track anymore.

    Comment by LX Robotnik — 1/7/2005 @ 8:44 am

  3. Yep, Robotnik is right. I’m just as young as you, SJ, but I’ve already survived a layoff and an extremely controversial firing of two higher-ups in a company, so I’ve seen it with my own eyes! They treated the laid-off/fired people like they were going to quickly devise a bomb out of their staplers and a piece of bubblegum and take the whole building down before they left—unless someone escorted them out.

    Actually, in the controversial firing, the company had the POLICE show up and be the escort. If you’d known the people who were fired, you would have laughed at how ridiculous that was. (For the record, it was my opinion that the firing was completely wrong and motivated by an even higher higher-up’s need to silence the people who were actually brave enough to say, “But …?". But then, that’s just my opinion.)

    Comment by Gretchen — 1/7/2005 @ 11:06 am

  4. I KNOW that it is common for this to happen when ownership changes hands. Still, they fired some and it gave me a sense of revenge. I’m not saying all the people should have been fired, but well, oh well.

    I can still be happy over it.

    Comment by sarcastic journalst — 1/7/2005 @ 11:16 am

  5. At my company, they hire armed security guards on the day of firings and layoffs…its so obvious that someone is going to get shit canned. They park these old geezers with guns at all of the entrances..so much for on the “sly"…

    Comment by dazed — 1/7/2005 @ 1:19 pm

  6. You gotta let it go…sounds like it’s still eating at you and it’s detrimental. I’ve always believed that the fuckos who make your life miserable at work will one day get theirs–whether it’s being fired or left a quadriplegic in some nasty car accident. You may never know about it, but you have to believe it.

    Comment by LX Robotnik — 1/7/2005 @ 1:20 pm

  7. Its painful to be fired… I’ve never been fired but we had years of layoffs at our company. When it started the word was that eventually those who were left would envy those layed off. They were correct. I wish in retrospect I had gotten layed off with the first group as all those seemed to have lost the fear of change or something. I understand your bitterness SJ and hope that it will fade as you appreciate that you have something breathtakingly better… A life!

    Comment by Drake Steel — 1/7/2005 @ 7:14 pm

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