By Anonymous - 09/05/2013 07:35 - United States - Norfolk

Today, I was laid off from my job as a manager. After cleaning out my office, I began clearing my computer. I received an email from HR announcing a job position that opened up. Too bad it was for my job. FML
I agree, your life sucks 47 213
You deserved it 3 771

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I'd reapply for the position just to mess with them.

Actually, if you were "laid off" legitimately, you have the right to that job. Now, are you sure you were laid off, or were you really fired? If you were laid off, I'll bet the new job is at a lower pay grade so they can get someone to do your job more cheaply. Corporate America sucks.

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Ouch, talk about adding insult to injury

#48 why sue? Because they laid him off? Maybe he did a piss poor job .

Probably can't sue. This sadly seems to be an emerging trend from companies trying to get around ObamaCare. Companies are "laying off" full time employees they are required to provide a certain minimal coverage to and replacing them with part time or sub employees they wouldn't have to provide benefits for.

In Australia being 'laid off' means they can no longer afford to keep you in the company. Its only meant to be used as that purpose. If they did use the term 'laid off' I would be checking the law, because it sounds like a pathetic way of trying to fire you because they had no reason. Maybe something as silly as not liking you! You can sue them if they lied. (If it is your law.)

They can sue them because getting laid off means the company is actually getting rid of the job rather than the person in the job. So technically op's job shouldn't have existed after they got laid off, but it turns out they are still keeping the job. they just want to get rid of OP without having to come up with a real reason. Very cowardly.

You know, I think there might be a button for that somewhere...lets see, ah yeah! There is.

2 - Your username says it all...

So what is the comment section for if not to let them know it sucks? Just saying "aww poor op" is fine? Fuck off.

Go kick the HR employee in the balls for rubbing it in.

I doubt they were rubbing it in. They have every single right to post for replacement.

I'm sorry you took my response seriously.

HR really should have taken OP off the email list. That is rubbing it in, and their mistake. Not like they care, they are 'just doing their job'.

hr is rarely men,

It has nothing to do with me taking or not taking your reply seriously. It has to do with your reply being rather stupid. I still stand by my statement that they are not trying to rub it in the person's face. OP states that they are at their office cleaning it out and cleaning out the computer. Chances are pretty high that they had an e-mail strictly for work, which many companies do. Which would also be where they got such a post from. Now, when there are new job post many companies have HR automatically send out e-mails to ALL of the company to let them know about it. Since, the computer and e-mail would have been for OP's work, it would be safe to assume they where on that list of people who automatically get sent the e-mail. Thus why they got the e-mail. Does it suck they had to see the e-mail? Yes, of course it does. I am not disagreeing with that by any means.

Still taking this way too seriously.

Haha 67 getting all butthurt

I'd reapply for the position just to mess with them.

He could get rehired. If he had a lot of seniority then he probably made a lot and they didn't want to pay it. If he got the job again he would get base pay

Exactly my first thought.

Bitch-slap the HR

Sorry to hear you lost your job, that sucks. Hopefully you'll get a new, better one!

Actually, if you were "laid off" legitimately, you have the right to that job. Now, are you sure you were laid off, or were you really fired? If you were laid off, I'll bet the new job is at a lower pay grade so they can get someone to do your job more cheaply. Corporate America sucks.

100% right. A lot of the time when people are laid off the job no longer exists. If you reapplied and got the job it would be at a much lower salary.

#33, no, they pay unemployment insurance and the state pays you. It's often a tiny fraction of your actual salary anyways, plus they get to cut off your expensive healthcare benefits the minute you leave.

Unemployment has a cap, so if OP was doing well, it'll likely be a third or less of what they made. These days the new job is likely part time hours at a good rate, saves the company over 10 grand per employee per year in benefits they don't have to pay for.

How could anyone vote YDI for this FML? Seriously..

People enjoy being dickheads...sometimes people hit ydi on accident too.

#8, it could be one of his former subordinates who thought he was a shitty manager. Or, it could be from anyone who is working for a douchebag boss who likes seeing anyone of his ilk getting the shaft. I've worked for so many dickhead bosses that I'd vote YDI if I bothered to vote.

14 - If you bothered to vote? Sounds like a chore. I imagine pressing a YDI/FYL button would be less time-consuming than writing a comment. Though I understand not voting because of the suspicion each FML has a hidden context. The OP looks like a victim but is that really the whole story?

#14, Ironic, huh? When I see a story, I just want jump right down to the comment box and start writing. I use the classic site at all times, so voting means clicking those tiny links below the main story. I think the tone of my comments reflects perdix' feelings better that one vote out of thousands.

Maybe op did a really bad job and/or is a complete asshole and that is why he got laid off. In this very possible case, he definitely deserved it.

unless in wrong to get laid off there has to be size if workforce reduction therefore the jobs not even there anymore. if their hiring a new person it means they layed him off instead of firing him so they don't have to oat severance any 2 ways you throw it its illegal

I just got the worst headache trying to decipher that gibberish. Any takers?

Unless I'm wrong to get laid off there has to be a size able reduction in the workforce. Therefore the job shouldn't even be there anymore. If they're hiring a new person then they laid him off instead of firing him so they don't have to pay severance which anyway you look at it is illegal.

I used google translate 4th grader to English.

Sounds like they laid you off so they could replace you without having to have a reason to fire you, especially if the new listing pays less than what you were making

Boy, it would be a shame if that computer accidentally fell off the table . . . jus' sayin'.