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Old 11-16-12, 08:36 AM   #1
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signs of the pending apocalypse at the office...

  • The company stock is hovering around a dollar.
  • Coffee stations around the office are missing supplies... it's hard to put a cup of coffee together.
  • There are "secret meetings."
  • Vendors don't return your calls.
  • You notice fewer and fewer folks attenting "critical meetings."


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Old 11-16-12, 08:48 AM   #2
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I'm sorry to hear this. I've been through this several times and really really feel for you.

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Old 11-16-12, 08:49 AM   #3
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The CEO of the company holds a meeting and tells you 'everyone's job is secure'.


This thread is not funny.
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Old 11-16-12, 08:51 AM   #4
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-They start asking people to take vacations during the company's busiest times.
- Absolutely no more overtime.
- 40 hour people are now at 24 hours.
- The janitors come ever other night instead of every night.
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Old 11-16-12, 09:12 AM   #5
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get the interviews going
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They promote someone to VP and send them on a financial talk show the next monday morning.
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Old 11-16-12, 09:20 AM   #7
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  • When they don't issue pay checks but still want you to work.
  • When they close down the office and expect everyone to work from home.
  • When they move the company headquarters and it's customer base to Indonesia.
  • When you are assigned to inventory the company's spares and supplies and sell what you can on eBay.
  • When the Creative Director is doing tech support for the network.
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Old 11-16-12, 09:21 AM   #8
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Your CEO is featured on "American Greed" TV show. Link: http://www.cnbc.com/id/23240635
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Old 11-16-12, 09:27 AM   #9
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They install a cash register at the receiving dock to pay for the deliveries, otherwise the trucks drive away.
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They ask you to bring your own toilet paper
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Old 11-16-12, 10:41 AM   #11
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You go to order more Kleenex and told to use toilet paper instead. <-- Happened for real.
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Old 11-16-12, 10:48 AM   #12
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Sorry to hear all of this. Job security ain't what it used to be.
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Look out for hired buisiness consultants. That are having focus meetings with employees about what's important to you. they're evaluating you, not your ideas and opinions ...Town Hall meetings with assurances, VP's spending all their time in closed offices, HR people uncharacteristically chatty.
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  • When the Creative Director is doing tech support for the network.
That's been happening here for years
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The president of your family owned company quits because of differing opinions within the family on the direction the company is taking.
Just happened here.
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Old 11-16-12, 11:37 AM   #16
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When your logon doesn't work and the IT folks can't help.

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People stop spending so much time on bf.
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When they start asking you about your TPS reports...
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Old 11-16-12, 05:29 PM   #19
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The CEO of the company holds a meeting and tells you 'everyone's job is secure'.


This thread is not funny.
This post is not funny. I was laid off from my previous job the day after my boss had asked just that question about our departmetn in particular.
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Old 11-16-12, 05:51 PM   #20
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The executive board decides to retain the services of a law firm that historically has a record of leading Fortune companies through bankruptcy and then circulates a memo internally that the media outlets are wrong and there is no plans to file.
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Old 11-16-12, 05:56 PM   #21
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Your key card stops working...
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Old 11-16-12, 06:01 PM   #22
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When Larry Ellison shows up.
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You are told you have a meeting with these guys:

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when you get a new department supervisor who is there to 'oversee things'.
she was hired to 'oversee' the exit interviews; i.e. do the actual firings.

i actually liked her a lot. i was one of the last ones out the door. she took her severance
package, retired to mexico and was murdered in her bed by a local- beat to death with a chunk
of cinder block.

the company was bought for just one part of it's technological process, then closed down.
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When Larry Ellison shows up.
If you are female and play your cards right, you could have a chance at being the next ex-Mrs. Ellison.
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