You’re Fired

That was a week ago. Today at 3pm we reviewed the projects again in preparation for wrap-up meetings. Again I got some great feedback on my performance and for creating these great new opportunities, and then my boss's boss came in and said "I'm sorry, we're going to have to let you go". He in fact wanted to have me escorted off the premises immediately. He actually looked frightened of me and left the room quickly. My boss said he would stay with me while I copied my personal files and cleaned out my stuff. We talked for a good hour about what had happened. He confessed to me, again off the record, unofficial etc... that his boss has been afraid of me for months, and when the decision had been made etc... He said that his boss was honestly afraid I would pull out a gun and shoot him. An excerpt from a reader’s email to Kim du Toit, explaining how he was fired from a company after it was discovered that he lawfully carries a concealed gun while off the job. Kim deals with this topic exhaustively. I’d just like to point out that at the company I...

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Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2021, contains 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More
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