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I worked for a shady company…

I just found out that one of work friends, Tim, was let go. His boss called him into his office right before the Christmas party to tell him that they’re restructuring the company & that his services were no longer needed. The strange thing is that he’s one of their best, if not THE best. He made the company $3 million this year on just ONE of his promos. Based on revenue reports, he’s made them more money than anyone there!

For some reason, his boss doesn’t like him. We’re unsure why. He’s shy, so maybe he doesn’t go out drinking with his boss & coworkers often? Or maybe he doesn’t suck up to his boss? We don’t know. But, as of today, three weeks later, nobody else was let go because of “restructuring.” It’s become evident that “restructuring” is just an invented reason to get rid of him.

Unfortunately, we’re not surprised. They’ve been known to resort to these tactics when they try to get rid of people they’ve grown to dislike. Most recently, it happened to the girl who replaced me.

There’s not much we can do about it, but I’ve heard that the company has many lawsuits against it for fraudulent claims, false advertising, and who knows what else. (They’re a financial company.) I’m really hoping that the SEC (United States Securities and Exchange Commission) finally shuts them down


13 thoughts on “I worked for a shady company…

  1. Gosh, that sounds terrible and unprofessional. When you let someone go you have to be bloody honest about it. That’s what I don’t like about some companies – and I’ve read about this on the blogs of many people who have been fired – they seem know-it-all and dishonest… just crap!

    I think I was informally fired from one of my jobs, they cancelled on me one day when I was already on the way there, and they never called me back in. I borrowed a book from them and I hadn’t returned it and they kept asking for it back. They were nice when I returned it and asked when I was available for more work but I don’t think they’ll ever call me back. Screw them, I have a new job.

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    • anne says:

      I think they can’t be honest about it because the reason would be something trivial, like not liking him because he doesn’t suck up to the boss.

      I really wish people would just be professional about letting people go. I really don’t get it.

  2. omg. that sounds creepy. maybe your friend knows of something that they want to keep hidden?

    im sorry for your friend. he’s good, right? he will find a much better job than that one.

    happy new year!

    • anne says:

      Happy New Year!

      I don’t think so. He didn’t say anything to us. I think they’re just being unprofessional jags.

      Yes, he’s a talented copywriter. I’m sure he’ll find a much better job.

  3. And people wonder why the US economy is in such a crap hole these days. These days, even with the skill sets you have (or don’t have), if someone doesn’t like you or you’re doing something wrong (according to them), no one tells you and they come up with some bs to get rid of you.

    • anne says:

      Ugh, tell me about it. There were a lot of people at my old job who had no business being there; but, they’re so good at sucking up, using the people under them, and then taking credit for the work that they’d never be fired.

  4. I agree with Georgina wholeheartedly. That is just a terrible thing to do, and it puts good talent to waste. Did you ever watch the TV show, The Weakest Link about 10 years back? The team was supposed to eliminate the person who performed the poorest, the actual weakest link, but almost always ganged up on the strongest link instead. Additionally, financial services companies have a terrible reputation. I’m glad for you that you’re not there anymore. Let’s hope that it gets shot down by lawsuits, as it should.

    • anne says:

      Yes, I remember that show. We went around saying, “You ARE the weakest link. Goodbye!” You are on the nose! I’ve noticed that the good ones either leave or get let go because they don’t play the usual politics. Everyone I knew and liked isn’t there anymore. While the people who are not good workers are still there because they’re very good at sucking up to the right people.

  5. Aw. sad to her about your friend.
    Now I’m wondering why his boss let him go after what he have done to the company. Maybe there’s another reason.

    • anne says:

      I’d like to know as well! All they told him was that they’re “restructuring.” Who knows? It could be anything…

  6. it’s the company’s loss…i think that your friend Tim is better off without them! but it was a lousy time … imagine, to be informed about it before their Christmas party!!!! i hope he’s found a much better job now…

    Have a great 2012!

    • anne says:

      You’re completely right! Everyone who’s left the company have ended up at better places. I’m sure he’ll be following suit!

      Thanks! I hope 2012 treats you well, too

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