By Anonymous - 22/11/2012 04:31 - United States - Olympia

Today, I got laid off. Why would they lay me off right before the holidays? Because they want to make sure every one else gets a nice holiday bonus. FML
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That is both thoughtful and an asshole thing to do.

Is that what they told you? If so, then thats messed up and i hope you get back on your feet.

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That is both thoughtful and an asshole thing to do.

Oh no no, he's a casserole. *reference to previous FML* for those of you who get it.

Is that what they told you? If so, then thats messed up and i hope you get back on your feet.

Perhaps it's best, because even though he doesn't have a job, he also doesn't have an asshole boss.

Honestly, I'd rather have an asshole boss than be unemployed.

OP should take this to the trade union.

#7 You cannot pay your bills without an asshole boss. What was the name of the legislation passed, to protect/compensate employees' against getting fired for BS reasons again?

He still sorta deserves it. If you're the guy getting fired so other employees don't protest a shitty bonus, you probably suck at your job

43 - That is very true. Or you're the one least liked in the place.

#44, Or just the newest.

If OP was laid off he can collect unemployment. It won't be as much as he was earning, but it will help with bills.

getting laid is not always a happy thought

Laid off, as in fired.

Well that's totally irrelevant.

Getting laid is, getting laid off is not. BIG DIFFERENCE!

21- sometimes it can be a small difference :/

That should be illegal. Of course it depends on where you live, but where i live that's illegal!

You must live in a civilized country. In America, employment law is the Law of the Jungle where most of us are helpless gazelles relying on the lions for health care insurance.

Perdix, that might be one of the best quotes I've ever seen on FML.

It could have been OPs first 3 or 6 months. Where management can do whatever that want.

On the flip side, during the holidays you'll be able to worry about other things! Like family etc... Or getting a job.

Or worry about things like money to be able to able to spend for gifts for his/her family. Dick.

Don't forget about the daily living expenses, bills & rent/mortgage OP still has to pay. Just because it's the holidays, it doesn't mean you take a break from paying for those things.

Job -> Money -> Gifts for family I ain't trying to be a dick, I'm just making sense, without a job, money goes fast.

Why would they lay you off during such a busy time of the year? That's messed up, hope after the holidays those pri*ks call you back. Fyl indeed.

It says right there in the FML that OP was laid off in order for everyone else to get a nice holiday bonus.

Was the FML changed then? Because I'm re-reading it and agreeing with19? :P

I usually dont so brightsides but a severance package to help pay for holiday gifts and/or now alot of free time to spend with friends and family during the holiday season sound like decent brightsides

Severance isn't guaranteed and if op got it it doesn't sound like the company would give a good severance package since they were concerned with finding money for bonuses. Last time I got severance it was enough to cover my bills for a few weeks while I found another gig. Looking for jobs this time of year sucks as well since most companies are waiting until after the holidays to hire because of management taking vacations and budgets getting finalized. Temp agencies can be a good source though, since there are a lot of people taking vacations this time of year and some places need warm bodies for a month or so until things get back to normal. They often use the agencies to do that. Not the best pay but it can be a decent way to fill the gap until something can be found.

That's messed up. You'll get back on your feet soon.

Your ex employer is a saint. Now you will mind your money during the holidays. If they fire you after you will most probably incur a sizable holiday debt making it harder to get back on your feet.

Nice self-delusion. Even if they did get rid of you to pay everyone else more, they did have to choose the worst worker to let go. You should be thankful they employed your useless ass for as long as they did.

Exactly what i was going to say.. Except maybe slightly less harsh.

You sound like a bitter person who does not have a job.