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By JobHunter - / Tuesday 28 July 2009 12:27 / Malta
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It's not his fault. They got LAID OFF. Not exactly the same as getting fired. Maybe the business wasn't doing well.

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Op, it may have not been your boss's fault. It could have came from higher up in the company, and he was the one who got stuck having to tell you.

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this. FYL for the timing. but YDI for spending that much on someone you just know from work.

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Agreed, never spend a ton of money on someone that can fire you, dump you or leave you in any way. That's why hallmark makes CARDS

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"dump you or leave you in any way?" i think it would've been a bit different if it had been a girlfriend. as it was, though, it was really pretty inappropriate to give your boss such an expensive gift in the first place. why would you spend so much on a boss?

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Exactly my thoughts. He's no longer your boss so you have no obligation. And if he was even your friend he wouldn't have done it like that or at all probably.

Ouch. I recently had a piece of jewelery specially made with beads made out of the mother and babies birth stones, and a photo engraved pendant of them together for a client of mine who had hired me for a lot of work and who'd just had a baby. I gave it to her the next time we met to discuss work, and she said couldn't afford to pay me anymore after I'd set aside a month with no other work to do her project. At least she had the decency to look embarrassed though. I think it's best just not to b

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