By Anonymous - 19/11/2010 19:38 - United States

Today, after three weeks of my boss telling me how much he appreciates my hard work and has submitted my name up for a promotion, he called me into his office to announce I'm being laid off. FML
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Did anyone else think that maybe he did like him and wanted him promoted, but then the company had to fire some people and he happened to be one who was fired?

Often it's the talented people who get laid off because they're near the top of the salary range for their position, so firing them "saves money". Salary is easy to quantify, whereas the value-add of a better-trained or more experienced employee is sometimes not so easy to put in dollars-and-cents. It's an outgrowth of the current school of "management by Powerpoint slide".

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yai unimloimant! i r suk!

Unimployment*

Supaman is a supa spella! Idiot.

@6; Wow, that is a fail. It's spelt "unemployment".

mintcar 9

Hahaha. Lol at "unimployment. "

No guys I'm pretty sure he got it right. I think its spelled right

zp5 4

25 .......... *facepalm*

Just because dictionary starts with d-i-c doesn't make you gay if you use one...

I'm pretty sure warpig is kidding. I'm positive, however, that he misspelled "it's." :)

zp5 4

it sure doesn't look like he was kidding...

mintcar 9

He was kidding.

KiddNYC1O 20

Don't trust management, op!

Oh goodness.... Even my ten year old little sister spells better than that.. 27- Is your profile picture of you?

titenite88 0

15.....it's spelled, not "spelt".

grovervac3000 15

What?

confront your boss about it

danceoo 0

she can't, she was laid off, not fired. it means they can't afford to keep everyone. it's not a personal, or an incompetence firing. it's the reality of many businesses in this economic climate. it sucks, but it's not her boss' fault

My_Deathbed 0

No. You people are ALL wrong and OP i think you misunderstood. I think he said you were getting laid! no JK

Umm, is he bipolar or something? That sucks.

loveeee your picture soo kawaii I love Kiro :p

It probably wasn't his decision. If she was last hired, makes the most money, or has a position that can be automated, integrated, or outsourced, she would be the most likely to be laid off. Her boss may be on the chopping block the next round.

Gee this might be the lamest fml ever posted

That blows, good luck on the job hunt!

mintcar 9

Aw, it's tough dealing with losing a job. Hope you find another soon.

perdix 29

Read between the lines. He was trying to say you could be laid on or laid off. You chose not to play ball(s), so he's sending you away to keep a lesser employee who puts out.

sounds to me like your boss knew you were on the block and did his best to save you, but was unable to.

Well youre not going to find a new job by posting this on here. ;)

suzuki2005 2

you have crazy awesome eyes

Often it's the talented people who get laid off because they're near the top of the salary range for their position, so firing them "saves money". Salary is easy to quantify, whereas the value-add of a better-trained or more experienced employee is sometimes not so easy to put in dollars-and-cents. It's an outgrowth of the current school of "management by Powerpoint slide".

Too...much...business-talk bullshit...my head asplode.

so true i agree!