By Workhorse - 12/07/2014 21:11 - United States - Athens
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The boss deserves to get bitchslapped repeatedly. I don't care how much a jokester someone is, jokingly laying someone off is way across the line. The company I work for has made multiple nationwide layoffs in the last couple years. I've survived them all, but I've seen a couple of great, hard working guys and friends get let go. They didn't know where they were going to go from there as they were cut one morning when they came into work with no warning at all, leaving them and their families scrambling to replace the lost income. To even joke about something like that, OP's boss deserves an ass whooping.
#32, hopefully it's not bad news. The dread and anxiety of those mornings, when the market manager makes an appearance in town and then calls an employee back to a closed door meeting with him and the station manager, everyone knew what was happening right then and then we were all just praying we weren't about to get called back as well. Then you have to deal with saying goodbye to friends and coworkers you had worked with for years and not seeing them or talking to them in the office anymore. It is never something to joke about.
Not where I work. You'll get a severance package, but no warning whatsoever. Last round of cuts, they made the decisions while all the managers from across the nation were meeting in Miami for a big managers conference. Everyone got envelopes and only when they were opened did corporate inform the managers that new layoffs were coming and those getting cut were named in the envelopes. Even then, the managers were not allowed to tell the people ahead of time. They had to sit on this news for over a week, still working with these people while knowing what was about to happen, until a specific date corporate had picked for all of the layoffs to occur nationwide so that they all happened on one day and on the same day.
You can't pull it out of the trash can from the computer? Or were you so pissed that you fully deleted it? Either way, that way a dick move on your boss' part. Sorry, op.
When you delete someone it's not gone until you overwrite the same disk area where your data was. The only way to truly delete something is to overwrite it with zeros or random data. Standard file systems don't do that. The operating system sees the file as deleted but the data is still there and there's a lot of software to recover deleted data. You can even do that manually but it's much harder and you have to know what you are looking for. if it happened recently and he hasn't been writing a lot of data to his HDD there's a big chance the data is still there.
Honestly, that is completely off the board. He should really lay off with the jokes.